Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
This project involves the acquisition of 85 acres at the north end of Lacamas Lake in southeast Clark County. The site is owned by the James River Company, and includes a group camp which was initially developed in 1943. Existing improvements include a picnic shelter, 3 adirondacks, rustic lodge, picnic tables, play field and outdoor stage with bleacher seats. The property is highly threatened due to the fact that James River has declared the property surplus, including the camp. Camp Currie provides the only active day-use/overnight group camping facility in Clark County. The site serves thousands of children each year. This project will protect and preserve the camping opportunities, as well as expand recreational use of the site. Adjoining properties include 164 acres owned by the Columbia Land Trust. In addition, Lacamas Heritage Trail, a 3-mile regional trail system, is located immediately west of the site.