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.
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.