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.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to acquire a 150-acre inholding to Olallie State Park. The property includes one mile of the Mt. Washington Trail, whose summit offers views of Mt. Rainier, other Cascade range peaks, and Chester Morse Lake. The property also provides access to over 70 sport climbing routes in the Mt. Washington Climbing Area, including Deception Crags, the most popular climbing area in the region offering 20 climbing walls with over 200 different routes. The primary recreation opportunities provided by this project are hiking and climbing.