Camp Kilworth Nearshore Preservation

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

Federal Way will use this grant to buy the Boy Scout’s Camp Kilworth which will support acquisition and permanent protection of high-quality Puget Sound shoreline and water access to a 25 acre site intended for use as a passive-use park in Federal Way. Purchase of Camp Kilworth and inclusion in the City parks and open space system will remove development pressures on this property and thereby preserve: · 1,000 feet of Puget Sound shoreline that is habitat for threatened Chinook salmon, as well as other fish and wildlife, · Water access to Camp Kilworth from Dumas Bay, in Puget Sound · High quality forest with little development and excellent views of Puget Sound East Passage and Maury Island, and · Passive recreational amenities for children and adults, contributing to per capita open space goals in the city.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Federal Way City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 1000000 Applicant Match: 2043500 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 30 Status: Not Implemented RCO Project # 06-1792

Location Details

From I-5 take Exit #143/ S. 320th Street Head west on S. 320th Street, and continue approximately 4 miles until the road ends at 47th Ave/Hoyt Road. Turn right on 47th Ave SW and continue to the end. Turn left on Dash Point Road. Turn right on 50th Ave SW. Drive under a large wooden entry gate into Camp Kilworth.

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.