Mack Lloyd Park Water Access

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 Town of Winthrop will use this project to develop water access to the Methow River in Mack Lloyd Park. Due to the park’s central location in Town, an informal, unofficial launch area for fishing boats and paddle sports evolved without the Town’s approval. Lacking defined access, this undefined use has contributed to significant bank erosion. This project will facilitate structured access using a concrete plank ramp, restore native vegetation to the remaining stretch of exposed riverbank, install restrooms, improve an existing gravel parking area, and provide signage to guide proper use of the site. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this grant project is nonmotorized boating.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Winthrop Town of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $176,000.00 Applicant Match: $118,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Okanogan Legislative District: 7 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1854

Location Details

Mack Lloyd Park is adjacent to State Route 20 at the western entrance to the Town of Winthrop. The project location towards the river behind the Winthrop Barn.

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.