Samish Overlook

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

The scope of this project was to develop Samish Overlook. Development included the design and construction of parking, improving restroom access, signage, an observation terrace, establishing links to trails, park furniture, equestrian posts and providing ADA access. This site is used by hang gliders, paragliders, horseback riders, hikers, picnickers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, and sightseers.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $273,893.28 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1052

Location Details

Exit I-5 at exit number 240 (Alger exit), turn left onto Lake Samish Road, go approximately .6 mile and turn left onto Barrel Springs Road, go approximately .7 mile and turn right onto forest road, go approximately 1.2 miles, take slight right onto the B-2000 road, go approximately 2.5 miles to the project site.

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.