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 grant to develop a boat ramp to the Methow River in Mack Lloyd Park. Winthrop also will install restrooms and signs, improve a gravel parking area, and plant the exposed riverbank. The work will provide the only public access to the upper reaches of the Methow River for recreational boating and paddle sports. The nearest access, 11 miles downstream, only accommodates hand-launched boats, and has no restrooms. Due to the park’s central location in town, people created an unofficial launch area for boats, causing significant bank erosion. Winthrop will contribute $118,000 in cash and donations of cash, labor, and materials.

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: 12 Status: Proposed 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.