High Bridge Park Community Developement

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

Skamania County Community Events and Recreation will use this grant to develop the 8.25-acre High Bridge Park. The County will build a parking area, install a restroom, establish an area for picnics and gatherings, add fencing and a gate, landscape, and restore eroding ground to reduce sedimentation to the river. The park is forested with a road leading to the Wind River. Access to the Wind River will create an opportunity for people to use the park for fishing, boating, swimming, and sightseeing. Skamania County will contribute $44,332 in equipment and staff labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skamania Co Comm Events & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $ 92,668.00 Applicant Match: $ 44,332.00 Project Type: Development County: Skamania Legislative District: 14 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1663

Location Details

From Carson Washington go north on Wind River Highway. Take a left on High Bridge Road. Take a right on Old Detour Road and continue down the road until it dead ends.

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.