Lily Point Acq & Development

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

Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Department used this grant to buy 239.54 acres on Lily Point developed a passive use park. Lily Point is on the southeast corner of Point Roberts. The park provides access for fishing, beachcombing, swimming, wildlife viewing, and shellfish harvesting. The area is important habitat for salmon, orca whales, and bald eagles as well as being within one of the most important migratory shorebird and waterfowl areas on the West Coast.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County Parks & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $499,778.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1682

Location Details

Go to Point Roberts. As you cross the US/Canadian border travel south on Tyee Drive to APA Road. Go east on APA (left). Continue past Boundary Bay Road to gate on Seacliff.

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.