Oak Creek Elk Viewing Improvements

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 renovate the Oak Creek Wildlife Area visitor’s center off U.S. Route 12, east of Naches in Yakima County. The department will renovate the restrooms on the outside of the visitor center, replace an additional two toilets, pave the area, and replace safety fencing. The department also will renovate the feed truck loading area so people with disabilities can ride the trucks used to feed hay to the elk during the winter. The site is used to view wintering elk.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $ 196,490.00 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Yakima Legislative District: 14 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-2048

Location Details

From Yakima, travel approximately 15 miles east to Naches on US Hwy 12. From Naches, continue west on Hwy 12 approximately 6.5 miles to Oak Creek Wildlife area headquarters at 16601 US Hwy 12.

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.