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.
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.