Gazzam Lake

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

This 243-acre acquisition in Kitsap County protected woodlands, a 14-acre natural lake, and a significant wetland. Gazzam Lake is a unique resource with extremely high values as a wildlife habitat area in a suburban neighborhood.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bainbridge Island MPRD Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,225,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,213,675.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-003

Location Details

In the vicinity of Crystal Springs Drive on the SW side of the Island. North trailhead is at end of Marshall Rd. South trailhead is at end of Deerpath Lane.

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.