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.
This agreement consists of the acquisitions which provide public access to rivers, streams, and tidelands throughout the state. These sites allow for salmon fishing, shellfish harvesting, and general public access to the state’s tidelands. Sites: North Bay, Dewatto, Saratoga Pass, and Penn Cove tidelands; Nemah River, Hoodsport, Anacortes, Icicle Creek, and Knappton.