Old Mill 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

Acquisition of the Old Mill Site, which is comprised of two parcels totalling 7.63 acres in Silverdale, Washington. The Old Mill Site is located at the extreme northernmost point of Dyes Inlet, at the mouth of Clear Creek. The property contains freshwater wetlands, estuarine wetlands, and saltwater shoreline. The Old Mill Site will serve as a critical link, connecting the Clear Creek Trail with the future Dyes Inlet Shoreline Trail. Legal description of 7.63 acres to be acquired is attached to this agreement as Attachment “A”.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kitsap County Parks and Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $245,130.00 Applicant Match: $775,744.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 97-1161

Location Details

State Highway 3 North from Bremerton. Newberry Hill exit. Right on Newberry Hill, left on Silverdale Way. Right on Bucklin Hill Road. .4 miles to Old Mill Site, at Clear Creek Inlet. (south side of Bucklin Hill Road)

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.