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Outdoor recreationConstruction, operation, and maintenance of primitive facilitiesRight-of-way and public accessUse of state and federal outdoor recreation funds.

The department is authorized:
(1) To construct, operate, and maintain primitive outdoor recreation and conservation facilities on lands under its jurisdiction which are of primitive character when deemed necessary by the department to achieve maximum effective development of such lands and resources consistent with the purposes for which the lands are held. This authority shall be exercised only after review by the recreation and conservation funding board and determination by the recreation and conservation funding board that the department is the most appropriate agency to undertake such construction, operation, and maintenance. Such review is not required for campgrounds designated and prepared or approved by the department;
(2) To acquire right-of-way and develop public access to lands under the jurisdiction of the department and suitable for public outdoor recreation and conservation purposes;
(3) To receive and expend funds from federal and state outdoor recreation funding measures for the purposes of this section and RCW 79A.50.110.


IntentEffective date2007 c 241: See notes following RCW 79A.25.005.
Intent2003 c 334: See note following RCW 79.02.010.
Construction1967 ex.s. c 64: "Nothing in this act shall be construed as affecting the jurisdiction or responsibility of any other state or local governmental agency, except as provided in section 1 of this act." [ 1967 ex.s. c 64 § 4.]
Severability1967 ex.s. c 64: "If any provision of sections 1 through 4 of this act, or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the act, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1967 ex.s. c 64 § 3.]
Exchange of lands to secure private lands for parks and recreation purposes: RCW 79A.50.110.
Recreation and conservation funding board: Chapter 79A.25 RCW.
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