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.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) developed a boat ramp facility on the Yakima River just of off Old Highway 10 one half mile above the Town Diversion Dam northwest of Ellensburg in Yakima County . This has allowed WDFW to provide boating takeout and fishing opportunities along the Yakima River. This was be accomplished through constructing formal paved road entrance to the site from Old Highway 10, a articulated takeout ramp into the river, parking, a short trail, kiosk, mitigation plantings, ADA parking and toilet pad, and other amenities. The primary recreation opportunities supported by this project are boating and fishing.