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.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to develop the Yakima River Access Site on Canyon Road, north of Yakima and Selah. The department will create parking for 15 vehicles and a non-motorized drift boat and raft take-out, install a restroom, convert dirt roads to trails, direct travel away from sensitive Riparian Protection areas, and replant about 600 feet of shoreline. The Yakima River Canyon is a popular recreation area and one of the state’s best trout fisheries.