NSRA Trailhead and Park

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

Skagit County Parks and Recreation utilized RCO Local Park funds to develop a trailhead and Veterans Plaza at the Northern State Recreation Area. The completed project has expanded and improved the trailhead parking, created a 1-mile accessible interpretive trail, improved utilities, added a picnic shelter, and honored the local veterans with a beautiful plaza. The primary recreational opportunities include walking, horseback riding, picnicking, and other passive recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $298,338.00 Applicant Match: $306,338.00 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 18-1609

Location Details

Head east on Highway 20 from Interstate 5. Just outside of Sedro-Wooley head north on Helmick road. The trail-head is on your left, less than a mile from Hwy 20.

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.