Olympic Discovery Trail Anderson Lake Connection

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The Jefferson County Department of Public Works will use this grant to build 2.7 miles of Olympic Discovery Trail. This segment runs from the trailhead at the Jefferson Transit Authority facility through Pope Timber lands to Anderson Lake State Park. Building this segment will allow trail users to reach the state park on 10 miles of trail, with only one-third mile of non-trail travel. The Olympic Discovery Trail is planned to run 130 miles from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean at La Push. The trail is 61 percent complete. Jefferson County will contribute more than $1.1 million in a federal grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jefferson Co Public Works Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $2,189,020.50 Applicant Match: $1,189,020.50 Project Type: Development County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1745

Location Details

From State Route 20, turn east on Four Corners Road, travel 0.06 miles, turn left (north) at the first driveway into the Jefferson Transit Authority (63 Four Corner Road) to park. From Jefferson Transit Authority, the trail is proposed along the south side of Four Corners Road, 0.1 miles to the east, then south for 2.6 miles to the boundary of Anderson Lake State Park.

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.