Washougal River Bank

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 agreement involves the acquisition of approximately five acres which provide 2,500 feet of riverbank access to the Washougal River in Clark County. The river is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $120,755.33 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 17 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-656

Location Details

Sites are located northeast of the town of Washougal between Washougal River Road ( SR 140) and the Washougal River. Site includes various parcels on lower Washougal River between Sandy Swimming Hole and Lacamas Creek. Site provides extensive shoreline access. Facilities include ½ mile walking trail and boat launch. Additional property located on the Washougal River upstream of Vernon Road Bridge provides opportunities for picnicking and fishing.

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.