Lewis River Greenway – 1996

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 166-acre site includes 9,900 lineal feet of shoreline on McCormick Creek and the east fork of the Lewis River. The county‚Äôs purchase provides additional access to the scenic river corridor, one of Washington’s best steelhead fishing streams. Connecting to nearby county park sites, the project also enhances opportunities for hiking, swimming, and day use.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clark County Parks Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $893,789.61 Applicant Match: $893,789.60 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 20 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-074

Location Details

East fork of the Lewis River between Paradise Point State Park and the La Center Road Bridge. Other entrance points include La Center Bottoms, Lucia Falls, and Moulton Falls. Properties are part of an interconnected, 10-mile greenway system on the East Fork Lewis (1032-acres).

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.