Accessible fishing platform coming to Haapa Boat Launch

Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands is announcing the construction of a new ADA-compliant fishing platform at Haapa Boat Launch Park in Woodland.
Image courtesy Clark County Public Works

Parking lot, bulkheads closed late July through October

VANCOUVER – Clark County Public Works, Parks and Lands is announcing the construction of a new ADA-compliant fishing platform at Haapa Boat Launch Park in Woodland. The project is being fully funded by Pacificorp. Clark County and PacifiCorp have worked together on the design of a barrier-free bank fishing access site that meets standards compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). PacifiCorp will construct the ADA-accessible fishing platform this summer. 

Once the fishing platform is finished, it will become a permanent asset within the county’s parks and lands system. The work will be done by a contractor and includes removing portions of the existing fishing bulkheads to install the new platform over the water along the southern bank of the North Fork Lewis River. 

To complete this work, portions of the parking lot, the fishing bulkheads and associated trail will be closed as early as the end of July. These areas will remain closed for several months until the project is completed. Currently, completion is anticipated by Nov. 15, but the construction schedule is subject to change. Construction work in the water must be completed during a permitted in-water work window between July 15 and Aug. 15, which is why the work must take place during the summer. The boat launch, bathroom, picnic areas, and west half of the parking lot will remain open during construction. 

Updates to the project will be posted at https://clark.wa.gov/public-works/haapa-boat-launch

For information about road and park projects, closures, opportunities for community input, and more, residents can follow Public Works on X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook and Instagram and view information on Nextdoor. 

Go to clark.wa.gov/public-works/news to read this information in another language. Click the button in the top right of the page that says “Change language” next to a globe icon and choose your preferred language. 

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.


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