Pearrygin Lake – Hill Acquisition

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

State Parks acquired 144.39 acres located within the long-term boundary of Pearrygin State Park. The property has outstanding views of Pearrygin Lake. Acquiring the property provides connection between existing State Park property and significant blocks of public lands through the Bear Creek Corridor in an effort to provide year round recreational, cultural and natural resource opportunities and to preserve the view shed.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,989,194.19 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1884

Location Details

Pearrygin Lake State Park is located approximately four miles north of Winthrop in the Upper Methow Valley in north central Washington. From SR20 south/east: At the four-way stop in Winthrop, continue through the intersection and follow the main street up a hill, past the ambulance garage and town maintenance shop. Proceed north 1.5 miles as the road turns into East Chewuch Road. Turn right onto Bear Creek Road (look for park signs). Drive 3/4 mile to the entrance of the West Campground (campsites 86-165). Continue past the West Campground entrance to the end of the pavement (3/4 mile), turn right and follow the paved road into the park for the picnic area, watercraft launch, park store and East Campground (campsites 1-83). From SR20 north: Turn right at the four-way stop in Winthrop. Follow the above directions. The Hill property abuts the southern boundary of the park. From SR20 south/east: At the four-way stop in Winthrop turn right to continue on SR20. Veer left onto East Main Street, turn left onto Perry Street, turn right onto Castle Avenue. Castle Avenue turns into Twisp-Winthrop Eastside Road, turn left onto Bear Creek Road, turn left onto Hill Road to property. From SR20 north: Travel to Winthrop via Hwy 20, turn right onto E Main Street. Follow the above directions.

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.