Chimacum Creek Beach Park

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

Jefferson County will acquire 12 acres of uplands and 3 acres of intertidal beach near the mouth of Chimacum Creek at Irondale. The property extends along 1140 feet of saltwater shoreline and offers a shallow, fine-aggregate beach backed by a level bench and wooded slope rising to gently sloping uplands. The site has excellent access from existing County roads, and has space for parking, restrooms and low-impact recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jefferson Co Public Works Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $290,160.48 Applicant Match: $363,458.58 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1488

Location Details

Proceed north through Poulsbo on SR 3 to the Hood Canal Bridge. Cross the bridge and continue west on SR 104 6 miles to the intersection with SR19. Exit right on 19 and drive north approximately 11 miles, passing through Chimacum Junction (Center Road) and most of the Commercial Strip of Port Hadlock. At Irondale Road, turn right and proceed west approximately 0.8 miles. At the "Jesus Saves" sign on the left, turn left onto 4th Street and go three blocks north to Moore Street. Turn right onto Moore Street and continue to the waterfront.

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.