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 develop 5 miles of the Willapa Hills Trail in Lewis County centered in the Pe Ell area. This project will surface the trail with a hardened gravel surface and install decking and safety rails to 4 bridges. State Parks will also add a kiosk at the Chehalis Trailhead, and signage and bollards at various public and private road crossings along the trail. The trail will be constructed to accommodate a multitude of users including hikers, bikers, and equestrian park visitors and will result in about 22 miles of continuous improved trail between Chehalis and the Pacific County line. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized trail use.