Youngren Property-Moran State Park

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

State Parks will use this grant to buy 80 acres next to the western boundary of Moran State Park on Orcas Island in San Juan County. Purchasing the land will allow State Parks to protect the views and increase the trail network on the west side of the park. In the future, State Parks plans to build a trailhead there to relieve congestion during peak periods. Moran State Park is one of Washington’s iconic state parks in the San Juan Islands. It is 5,252 acres and offers abundant camping, five freshwater lakes for swimming and non-motorized boating, and more than 30 miles of hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails. State Parks will contribute $500.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $ 474,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: San Juan Legislative District: 40 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1704

Location Details

The legal access State Parks and the public will have is through the park property itself via existing trails connecting through the property. This property can be accessed off of Olga road and through a private road owned by Mr. Youngren to the back 80 acres.

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.