Multi-Site Acquisition

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $552,923.09 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Chelan, Grays Harbor, Island, Mason, Pacific, Skagit Legislative District: 10, 12, 19, 24, 35, 40 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 93-876

Location Details


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.