Hathaway Boat Launch Replacement

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

The City of Washougal used this grant to renovate the boat launch on the Washougal River at Hathaway Park. The launch is used for non-motorized boats as a put-in and take-out site, primarily for drift boats. The city constructed a pathway that allows access to the beach, following as closely to ADA requirements as allowed by spacial constraints, regulations by agencies governing the Washougal River, and the impacts of the river itself. The city also rebuilt the small parking area that accommodates an ADA accessible vehicle.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Washougal City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 64795 Applicant Match: 64796 Project Type: Development County: Clark Legislative District: 18 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1098

Location Details

SR-14 East. Turn left on 32nd Street. Turn left on "H" Street. At the stopsign at 25th Street turn right into Hathaway Park. Proceed down the road to the Lower portion of the park where the existing boat launch is located.

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.