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.
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.