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 will use this grant to acquire 30 acres of low bank waterfront property at Barnum Point, at the mouth of Triangle Cove. The acquisition includes 13 acres of uplands and 17 acres of tidelands. As the only low-bank water access property along Barnum Point, purchasing this property for a public park will also improve the public’s access to more than 2/3 mile of adjacent public beach. The primary recreation opportunities this project will support is water dependent recreation activities such as swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and beachcombing, hiking and biking, while preserving critical marine habitats.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Island County of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 1523651 Applicant Match: 1036281 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Active 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.