Barnum Point West Tract Acquisition

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

Island County used the grant to acquire 27 of the planned 30 acres on the west side of Barnum Point County Park. In the end the family decided to retain Parcel 4, the northernmost of the four parcels, which was the least consequential for the Park. Two additional parcels were added for acquisition, but in the end they were not acquired. The interpretive panels were not completed under this grant but marine related interpretive panels were created using other grant funds. However, most importantly the full proposed beach access opportunity was secured along with all the necessary parcels to successfully complete Barnum Point County Park, which is now the most popular park on Camano Island.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Island County of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $377,369.01 Applicant Match: $679,770.99 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 16-1834

Location Details

Cross the bridge from Stanwood to Camano Island. Continue on 532 to the light at Terry's Corner, and take a left onto Sunrise Blvd. Follow all the way to the end at a gravel parking area.

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.