Vista Park Expansion 98

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

This project will address an existing and future demand for a unique camping experience. The project will develop a portion of 15 acres of waterfront property to furnish utilities to seven recreational vehicle sites. Five yurt campsites will be developed to provide alternative year round camping opportunities. Each yurt site will be furnished with a picnic table, fire ring and power. A restroom building with adjoining picnic shelter and a unisex, accessible single shower room will also be constructed. The park currently offers boating, beach walking, field sports, picnicking, bird watching, ship watching, kite flying, facilities for family reunions, and club camp outs.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Wahkiakum County #2 Port of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $171,139.98 Applicant Match: $209,171.00 Project Type: Development County: Wahkiakum Legislative District: 19 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1299

Location Details

From Longview, west on SR 4 approximately 32 miles to the town of Skamokawa; turn left onto School Road and go 300 feet to enter Skamokawa Vista Park.

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.