Press Release

January 03, 2022

State Parks hosts virtual public meeting about Kopachuck expansion

Park planners will discuss impacts of renovation, expansion on roads and traffic

OLYMPIA – Jan. 3, 2022 – Washington State Parks invites the public to attend a virtual public meeting to learn about plans for the expansion of Kopachuck State Park, including potential impacts on traffic and county roads.

6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11


Attendees do not need to download Microsoft Teams to join. A web browser and speakers are required to watch and listen to the presentation.
For additional information or special accommodations, contact Ken Graham:
Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication.

State Parks is currently working on a capital project that will renovate and expand the upland and beachfront day use areas of Kopachuck State Park. To obtain a building permit for the project, Parks must provide Pierce County with the option to widen neighboring roads in the future if needed.

Members of the public can provide written questions, comments and suggestions during the meeting. Additional information can be found on the project webpage:

Pierce County has determined that the Kopachuck State Park project will cause increased visitor traffic which will affect county roadways. Parks' agreement to allow the County to widen adjacent roads will help ease expected congestion.

About Kopachuck State Park
Kopachuck State Park is a marine park with 5,600 feet of saltwater shoreline on Henderson Bay. One portion of the park, Cutts Island, is a half mile from shore and accessible only by boat. Kopachuck is open for day-use only. Parts of the park, including campgrounds have been closed since 2011 due to hazard trees.

News media contacts:
Meryl Lassen, Communications Office (360) 490-8796,
Ken Graham, Property and Acquisition Specialist, (360) 902-8680,

About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Park Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.