Washougal River State Park

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 is for the acquisition of approximately 233 acres on the Washougal River. The primary recreation opportunity is public access for state park purposes. Original Agreement Description: This agreement is for the acquisition of 45 acres in three separate private ownerships linked the existing public parcels into a single management unit. This Columbia River park site near Washougal includes access to two miles of beach and enough land to provide for a wide variety of recreation experiences in later development.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: 927606.73 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 18 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-812

Location Details

Proceed upstream on Washougal River Road from City of Washougal to site located on the south side of the river, in the vicinity of the Southeast corner of the Vernon Road Bridge. Cross Vernon Bridge and proceed short distance to left on Balcony Rd (the river's Balcony subdivision) and proceed to end of pavement. It's another 150 yds to gate and sign. Park at end of pavement in turn around.

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.