Miller Peninsula – Pacific Aerospace

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

State Parks currently owns 2,800 acres on the Miller Peninsula, between Port Townsend and Sequim. This project provides funds to purchase a key, 32-acre inholding located near the center of state park ownership. The property is zoned heavy industrial and the current landowner uses explosives to fuse metals. This is an excellent time to pursue acquisition, as the owner is looking to relocate his business. The Park has not been developed beyond the informal system of trails established by neighbors and a small number of park visitors. State Parks has wanted to delay extensive park development until this industrial operation is moved. The abandoned industrial buildings can house core administrative facilities for this, and other state parks on the Olympic Peninsula.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 21297.33 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Not Completed RCO Project # 02-1177

Location Details

Take Hwy 101 West towards Sequim. Past Discovery Bay turn North on Diamond Point Road. About 2 miles down the road turn left on a road leading to Pacific Aerospace. (Sign by Diamond Point Road still says North West Technical Industries which is what it was called before they merged with Pacific Aerospace). Drive 1.3 miles to the end of that road and you have reached the most developed portion of Pacific Aerospace Property.

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.