Old Highway 10 Access Development

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $262,491.55 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Kittitas Legislative District: 13 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1215

Location Details

Take Highway 10 west out of Ellensburg. Site is at Milepost 101 before the guard rail. N 47° 04.228 W 120° 39.439

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.