Laughlin Cove

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

This project will acquire 20 acres of waterfront land, including 15 acres upland and 5 acres of tideland along Hood Canal. The property enjoys approximately 1200 feet of waterfront including 600 of “no bank” waterfront and is located in an area with no other public access to Hood Canal. The need for this type of property was identified in the 1994 Kitsap Comprehensive Park, Recreation & Habitat Plan that identified the desire to develop a watertrail along the shore of Hood Canal.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kitsap County Parks and Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $100,000.00 Applicant Match: $100,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 35 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1579

Location Details

From Bremerton, take Kitsap Way west. Bear left on Northlake way for approximately 1 mile. Turn left (west) on Seabeck Highway. Go approximately three miles and turn left on Holly Road. When Holly Road dead ends into Seabeck-Holly Road, turn left toward Holly. Take the last left off of Seabeck-Holly Road before entering the community of Holly onto Holly-Dewatto Road. Go approximately three miles and turn right on a gated, unmarked logging road. Follow logging road two miles to property. Contact Kent Whitehead (206-587-2447) to arrange for access.

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.