Deception Pass State Park Nyberg Property

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

State Parks will use this grant to buy 83 acres on the north end of Deception Pass, within the long-term boundary of Deception Pass State Park. The land would be used for trails and would protect views. The landowner has the land for sale and intends to log and subdivide it for houses. The land is visible from the park and development would harm the views in the park. Deception Pass is Washington’s most-visited state park with more than 3.4 million visits annually. The 3,854-acre marine and camping park boasts nearly 15 miles of saltwater shoreline and more than 6 miles of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. The State Parks and Recreation Commission will contribute $25,000 in council bonds and donated cash.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,953,750.00 Applicant Match: $25,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1223

Location Details

Off of Rosario Rd is an access road that will lead through State Parks property up to the Nyberg property. However, it is blocked by a welded gate. The other access is through Mr. Nyberg's property up the road and 15163 Rosario Rd. Anacortes, WA 98221.

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.