State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
State Parks will use this grant to design and build beach access in Kopachuck State Park, a 114-acre park on Puget Sound’s Henderson Bay, southwest of Gig Harbor. State Parks will build a restroom, walkways, scenic viewpoints, a picnic plaza, a pocket beach, and marine campsites. These new day-use facilities are expected to attract thousands of visitors annually to Kopachuck. This is the second phase in the redevelopment of this park. Currently, access to the beach is challenging if not impossible because of steep hillsides and trail conditions.