California Creek Estuary Park Phase 2

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

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District will use this funding to acquire and develop about 12 acres surrounding California Creek Estuary Park. This parcel will add over 650 feet of freshwater shoreline along California Creek and another 230 feet of saltwater shoreline along Drayton Harbor. The development elements will complete phase two of this project by adding a restroom, kayak launch, interpretive kiosk, seating, and trails. The primary outdoor recreation opportunities provided by the project are passive recreation and access for non-motorized boating.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Blaine-Birch Bay Park & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $137,000.00 Applicant Match: $10,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1841

Location Details


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.