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 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.