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 project is to acquire the Deerhaven II (a.k.a. Catania), Jay, and Lyke properties which include both tidelands and uplands. Acquisitions will unify state owned tidelands, USCG owned uplands, county owned uplands and a WDFW owned/concession operated public boat access and camp area.