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 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.