Wells Recreation Site Development

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 WA Department of Fish and Wildlife used this grant to redevelop two access sites on the Bridgeport Bar Unit of the Wells Wildlife area in Douglas County. The scope of work for site #1 included renovation of a boat launch, parking and staging area, and the installation of new vault toilet, and kiosk. The scope of work for site #2 will include regrading and graveling parking area and 1 ADA parking space, and installation of new vault toilet and fencing. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this grant is for wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, and recreational boating.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $258,000.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Douglas Legislative District: 7 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1823

Location Details

Driving north on SR 97 through Brewster turn south onto SR 173. From this intersection travel on SR 173 for 4,15 miles to its intersection with Grange Road. Turn east onto Grange Road. Travel 1.3 miles to the intersection with Moe Road. Turn south onto Moe Road. Travel 0.44 miles to Wildlife Area entrance and turn east.

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.