Were you one of almost 11 million people who visited DNR-managed recreation land in 2014? This past year DNR recreation was hard at work creating new recreation opportunities for you and your family to enjoy for years to come.
Now’s the time to look back at some of DNR’s biggest recreation accomplishments in 2014. We’ve got the official stats just for you.
With a new 4.7-mile trail to the top of Mailbox Peak in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area and a new 3-mile mountain bike trail in the Tiger Mountain State Forest, some of DNR’s most popular recreation opportunities got a big facelift this year. In total, DNR installed 5 miles of new ORV trails and nearly 9 miles of non-motorized trails throughout the state!
In the Yacolt Burn State Forest DNR completed 2.3 miles of new motorized trails, which include 1.5 miles of 4×4, ATV and single trails and .8 miles of ATV/single track trail. DNR staff continues to work on motorized trails there.
Helping to preserve DNR’s pristine camping opportunities, DNR staff rerouted 1,000 feet of Blanchard Forest trail, which provides access to an enhanced backcountry campsite, Lizard Lake.
In the Elbe Hills Nicholson Horse Trail system, popular among horseback riders, DNR completed 1 mile of re-routed trail.
All of DNR’s biggest recreation accomplishment couldn’t be made possible without the dedicated support of our partner organizations and volunteers. In fact, in the 2013 – 2014 fiscal year volunteers donated about 65,000 hours to help maintain recreation opportunities they enjoy.
If you’re interested in being a part of your favorite recreation areas on DNR-managed land, visit DNR’s volunteer calendar today.
As you continue to have safe and fun adventures on DNR-managed recreation lands, we encourage you to stay connected by signing up for our Recreation e-newsletter.
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