Nisqually River Water Access Redev.

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to redevelop the water access site known as the Nisqually Handicap Water Access Site in Thurston County on the Nisqually River. The scope of this project is to renovate the site to meet or exceed all accessibility standards by installing a new CXT toilet, renovating the pathways, repairing the fishing rail and rod holders, replacing the fishing shelter, placing rip rap or sheet pile edging on river, renovating the parking area, placing barrier rock protection, and installing fencing and wheel stops. The primary outdoor recreation opportunities provided at this location include bankside river fishing, wildlife viewing, and photography.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $290,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 2 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1457

Location Details

I-5 exit 114 (Nisqually) go 1.2 mi east to Nisqually Cut-off Rd, turn southeast .4 mi on Kuhlman Rd SE, north .3 mi on Old Pacific Hwy then east .4 mi on 6th Ave SE to area.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.