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

San Juan County Land Bank will use this funding to purchase about 10 acres of land along Lopez Channel on Lopez Island. The purchase includes 470 feet of sandy beach shoreline and connects to 2 miles of public tideland currently only reachable by boat. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project include swimming, beach combing, paddling, and wildlife viewing.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: San Juan County Land Bank Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $ 410,000.00 Applicant Match: 82281 Project Type: Acquisition County: San Juan Legislative District: 40 Status: Active 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.