Lopez Channel

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

The Land Bank acquired roughly 10 acres on the western shore of Lopez Island. The purchase included 470 feet of sandy beach and connects with roughly two mile of public tideland which is otherwise inaccessible except by watercraft. A parking area and trail are now constructed and the site has opened to public access.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: San Juan County Land Bank Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $410,000.00 Applicant Match: $82,281.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: San Juan Legislative District: 40 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 18-1935

Location Details

From the Lopez Island ferry terminal travel 2 miles south on Ferry Road to Fisherman Bay Road and then 4.95 miles to a left on Airport Road. Then .45 miles to a left on Shark Reef Road. Site is .71 miles on the left at Meadow Lane.

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.