Interurban Trail Extension

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

In this project, Whatcom County purchased an 18-acre park site including 1,430 frontage feet of prime saltwater shoreline to serve as water access and an extension of the popular Whatcom County Interurban Trail system. The site is located just south of the Bellingham city limits.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County Parks & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $168,150.00 Applicant Match: $168,150.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 40 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 92-133

Location Details

Take I-5 Exit 250 and follow Old Fairhaven Parkway / SR 11 west 1.3 miles to 12th Street. Turn Left and follow Chuckanut Drive / SR11 south 1.5 miles to trailhead parking area on the left. From the North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, hike 0.2 miles up Hemlock Trail to the Interurban Trail, then head south for about 0.5 miles to a spur across Chuckanut Drive to the Teddy Bear Cove trail. It is 0.2 more miles down to the beach.

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.