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.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will use this grant to develop a new trailhead on Reiter Foothills State Forest, located between the towns of Gold Bar and Index. The new trailhead facility will provide public access to over 33 miles of off-road vehicle (ORV), hiking, equestrian and mountain biking trails. The proposed facility will include 40 truck/ trailer parking stalls, 34 standard vehicle stalls, 5 ADA stalls, 2 informational kiosks, a secured stormwater detention pond and restroom facilities. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is improved support facilities for both motorized and nonmotorized trail users.