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

Jefferson County will use this grant to acquire additional ROW and to design, permit, and construct approximately 3 miles of asphalt trail along the non-motorized, multi-use Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). This trail segment will connect an existing trail head at the south end of the Larry Scott Trail to the boundary of Anderson Lake State Park. The trail will travel along South Discovery Road, past Jefferson Transit headquarters, and through Rayonier timber uplands. Construction of this segment will allow trail users to access the State Park from Port Townsend on 10 miles of trail, with only 1/3 mile of non-trail travel. The primary recreation opportunities provided by this project are non-motorized trail uses, including walking, running, bicycling, horseback riding, roller blading, bird watching, and forest wildlife observing for trail users of all abilities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jefferson Co Public Works Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $3,610,720.00 Applicant Match: $1,462,922.00 Project Type: Acquisition & 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.