Sinlahekin Wildlife Area Campground Renovations

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 Department of Fish and Wildlife use will this grant to renovate 10 campgrounds in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, which is between the towns of Loomis and Conconully in Okanogan County. The department will formalize campsites by installing fire rings, picnic tables, and grading parking and camping spots. The department also will renovate pathways to restrooms so they are accessible to people with disabilities. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this grant is for camping, hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: 245000 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1707

Location Details

OPTION 1: Via Loomis-Oroville Road 1. North from Omak on US-97 South. Continue for 22 miles. 2. Enter Tonasket, turn left onto 4th St and cross bridge/Okanogan River 3. Turn right onto State Route 7 heading North 4. Veer left onto Loomis-Oroville Road until Loomis 5. Loomis-Oroville Road becomes Palmer Ave; continue straight and veer left (you’ll see a gate with large spears in front of you) 6. Continue south on Broadway – turns into Sinlahekin Rd 7. Drive south on Sinlahekin road approx. 5 miles. 8. Drive south 10mi - campground improvement sites adjacent to road Option 2: Via Sinlahekin Road 1. North from Omak 12 miles on US-97 South. 2. Turn left onto Pine Creek Rd 3. Pine Creek Rd intersects with and become Fish Lake Rd 4. Continue on Fish Lake Rd for 4 miles 5. Fish Lake Rd turns into Sinlahekin Rd. 6. Drive North approx. 10 miles. 7. Campground improvement sites adjacent to road

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.