Friends Landing – 1995

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

Friends Landing is a 152-acre recreation site developed to provide excellent opportunities for people with disabilities. Project construction includes 1.7 miles of trail, four fishing docks, a barrier-free swim beach, interpretive signs with speaker boxes, and barrier-free access to a dock on the Chehalis River. The facility is considered a model of barrier-free design, and has received extensive community and volunteer support.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Grays Harbor Port of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $255,738.00 Applicant Match: $302,988.00 Project Type: Development County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 19 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 93-130

Location Details

Exit Hwy 12 at Devonshire Road, travel south to the left on Katon Road to the end of the county road (approximately 1.3 miles). The road becomes Friends Landing.

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.