Whatcom ADA Dock Replacement

Category Overview

The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to replace the dock on Lake Terrell, a popular warm water fishing spot that sees 25,000 user-days annually. An improved fishing pier would reduce conflicts between anglers and boaters using the boat dock, and provide a fishing facility accessible to people with disabilities. Work will include removing a small restroom and a 36-year-old float and installing a new parking area, toilet, and fishing pier. The new parking lot will reduce congestion at the boat launch and be adjacent to the new pier. The new pier will nearly double the available fishing area. The local bass club has volunteered to assist in removal of the old float. Project included: 1. Removal of old fishing float and piling 2. Removal of old fiberglass toilets 3. Installation of gravel parking area. 4. Installation of paved parking and walkway. 5. Installation of stormwater improvements (bioswale) 6. Installation of Kiosk and parking signs 7. Installation of fishing pier with steel piles, framing, railing and grated deck.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Fish & Wildlife Dept of Category: State Lands Development & Renovation WWRP Grant: $324,600.00 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Development County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1485

Location Details

Travel North on I-5 to exit 260 (Lummi Island - Slater Road). From the exit, turn left (West) on Slater Road and travel 6 miles to Lake Terrell Road. The intersection has a flashing red light. Turn right (North) on Lake Terrell Road and drive approximately 3 miles. The road will end at the Whatcom Wildlife Area headquarters on Lake Terrell. The new fishing dock is approximately 300 yds north of the Wildlife Area headquarters, along a gated gravel road.

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.