Lacamas Lake Shoreline

Category Overview

Conserving land along our waterways protects important habitat and helps keep our rivers healthy, clean, and more resilient to drought. Riparian Protection projects conserve and restore fresh and saltwater habitat while protecting fish habitat. In doing so, the grants help provide our families, farms, and fisheries with clean water across the state.

Project Highlights

Clark County used this grant to buy 64.39 acres of high-quality shoreline, riparian and wetland habitat on the 315-acre Lacamas Lake in the southeastern part of the county. The property, which includes slightly more than 1 mile of shoreline, borders 350-acre Lacamas Lake Regional Park, and is now a part of an 800-acre system of habitat and parkland that borders three lakes – Lacamas, Round, and Fallen Leaf Lakes. The property is home to deer, beaver, osprey, bald eagles, great blue herons, wood ducks, Canada geese and Neotropical migrant birds.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Camas City of Category: Riparian Protection WWRP Grant: $391,695.00 Applicant Match: $391,695.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 17 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 06-1895

Location Details

Drive north from Camas on SR-500. The project site extends along the shoreline between the bridge that crosses the channel connecting Lacamas and Round Lakes to the WDFW access site on Leadbetter Road.

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.