Nisqually State Park – Acquisitions

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

State Parks used this grant to acquire 69.53 acres from Manke Timber Company Inc. within the long term boundary of Nisqually State Park located near Eatonville in Pierce County. Acquiring this property helps to consolidate Parks ownership within the park boundary.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $312,994.60 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 2 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1244

Location Details

From SR 7 south, turn right on Mashel Prairie Road just outside Eatonville. Nisqually State Park is on both sides of the road. The Manke property can be seen to the to the east of the private parcels that are along Mashel Prairie Road. It can be accessed through the eastern yellow gate. The Hasenbalg Property is a little south of the gate, on the eastern side of the road.

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.