State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
State Parks will use this grant to improve 6 miles of the Willapa Hills Trail between Raymond and Menlo. State Parks will lay compacted gravel, move a section of the trail away from the Willapa River shoreline and closer to Bridge 48, repair some of the bridge, add signs, and install an improved trailhead with a kiosk and toilet at Menlo. The Willapa Hills Trail runs 56.5 miles on an abandoned rail line from Chehalis to South Bend.