Vance Creek Park Development 91

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

Improvements to enhance public access to the lakes in Vance Creek Park. The project includes construction of a 200′ swimming beach, boat launch, water access trails, and other facilities in this regional park in Elma.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Grays Harbor Co Parks & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $85,729.00 Applicant Match: $85,729.00 Project Type: Development County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-053

Location Details

From I-5, take Hwy 101 North exit #104. From Hwy 101, take Hwy 8 West. After taking the Elma exit, turn onto Wakefield Road. From Wakefield Road, turn right onto Wenzel Slough Road. Vance Creek Park is on the right within one mile. GPS: 46.99.684N 123.41.542W

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.