Ala Spit Beach Access

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

This eight-acre acquisition protects a sandspit along with uplands and three parcels of private tidelands located on Skagit Bay. It will be used as a passive public park for outdoor activities such as shellfish harvesting and fishing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Island County Parks & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $280,033.05 Applicant Match: $280,033.04 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-010

Location Details

Drive north on I-5 to Exit 230, then travel 18 miles West on SR 20 toward Oak Harbor. Turn Left on Troxell Road. Stay on Troxell Road to Koontz Road, then left on Jones Road to access to spit road (Geck Road). GPS: 48.23.578N 122.35.203W

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.