Tennant Lake Wetland Boardwalk Renovation

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

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) renovated the gravel trail and boardwalk at the Tennant Lake Unit of the Whatcom Wildlife Area located 5 miles west of Ferndale. This allows WDFW to continue to provide hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities in Whatcom County. WDFW renovated a 250 foot long spur trail and overwater viewing platform making them barrier free. They also raised and re-decked portions of a 2000 foot long loop trail and boardwalk. The recreational opportunity supported by this project is hiking and wildlife viewing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: 166149.6 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Development County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1336

Location Details

I-5 exit 262 (Ferndale). R (W) on Main St. appx 1 mile. Get in L lane - take immediate L after you pass under railroad tressle (Hovander Rd). From Hovander Rd, turn R on Neilsen Rd. Go appx 1 mi - ends at Tennant Lake parking lot.

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.