Cama Beach Ph. 1

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

This project consists of the phased acquisition of the former Cama Beach Resort, located one-half mile north of Camano Island State Park. The site offers the opportunity to create a major new state park, providing a full range of recreational activities including fishing, shellfish harvesting, camping, environmental learning centers, and day use. Significant private donations by the landowner assisted this project.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $3,431,384.78 Applicant Match: $2,793,291.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-548

Location Details

Camano Island is accessed by a Highway 532 from Interstate 5 at Stanwood. Follow the highway west across a bridge onto Camano Island. Signs direct you to Camano Island State Park. The entrance to Cama Beach is located 3/4 mile north of Camano Island State Park.

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.