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 will use this grant to finish the renovation of the Teanaway Campground, located in Kittitas County north of Cle Elum. This project will provide funding for materials, staffing, permits, and reconstruction of the interior road system. By renovating the campground and trailhead, there will be improved parking, sanitation, expanded ADA facilities, camping opportunities, and safer access for trucks and camp trailers. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is safe and sustainable camping facilities.