Northwest Maritime Center

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 project will acquire approximately one acre of shoreline in the heart of Port Townsend. The site will provide access to 255 feet of Port Townsend Bay waterfront and is strategically located adjacent to an existing public pier, a boat launch and the Port Townsend Marina.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Port Townsend City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $328,909.00 Applicant Match: $328,910.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1551

Location Details

Follow I-5 North 25.4 miles. Merge onto WA-16 West and follow for 26.7 miles. WA-16 West becomes WA-3 North (25.3 miles). Exit left onto WA-104 for 6.7 miles, then turn right onto WA-19 makes a slight right into WA-20 (1.9 miles). WA-20 then becomes Sims Way/WA-20 (for 2.3 miles), which then becomes Water Street/WA-20. Follow Water Street approximately 0.8 miles through downtown Port Townsend. The Thomas Oil property is on the right hand side, adjacent to the Point Hudson Marina.

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.