Willapa Hills Trail – Marwood Farms Acquisition

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to acquire 178 acres along the Willapa Hills Trails and Chehalis River near Ceres Hill Road. Acquisition of the property will provide trail users a stopover place with opportunities to develop hiker biker campsites, restroom facilities, picnicking, and water access on the Chehalis River. The property will also provide opportunities for ecological restoration of the floodplain and shoreline associated with the Chehalis River. The primary recreational purpose of this grant is to support nonmotorized trail use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $661,825.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Lewis Legislative District: 19 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1926

Location Details

From State Route 6 take Ceres Hill Road, north to intersection of Ceres Hill Road and Willapa Hills Trail. Park vehicle at official trailhead.

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.