Olallie State Park Mount Washington

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $898,906.00 Applicant Match: $27,750.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1433

Location Details

Homestead Valley Trailhead at Olallie State Park, Exit 38 from I-90 East, approximately 6 miles east of North Bend, the property is located approximately .5 south of the existing park boundary

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.