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.
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.