Frenchman’s Bar Regional 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

Project assisted the county’s acquisition of a major urban park site (130 acres) on the Columbia River, three miles west of Vancouver. The site includes a broad sandy beach and pasture land, with sweeping views of the river and mountains. Planned uses include fishing, hiking, picnicking, swimming, and boating.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clark County Parks Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $173,836.81 Applicant Match: $173,836.80 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 49 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-092

Location Details

Drive 3 miles west of downtown Vancouver on 4th Plain Blvd. and Lower River Road. Park entrance fronts on Lower River 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.