Coulter Creek Park Acq 2010

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

Mason County used this grant to acquire approximately 50 acres of property and complete the first phase of development for the new Coulter Creek Park. The property is located just north of the Town of Allyn, in Mason County. The acquisition included approximately 18 acres of upland forest and approximately 32 acres of wetlands, primarily tidelands and mud flats. The first phase of development included installation of a small parking area, restroom, pathways and signage. Use of the property is primarily for passive recreation, including to serve as one of the trailheads for the proposed North Bay trail. Additional access will be provided via the proposed North Bay Trail for pedestrians and bicyclists, or by water via kayak or canoe. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be passive outdoor recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Mason County Parks & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $315,420.11 Applicant Match: $70,093.36 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Mason Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1601

Location Details

From Shelton, drive on SR3 to Allyn. Take the North Bay Road exit right and travel 1.6 miles, the property is located on the right side of the road.

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.