Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park

DUE TO FIRE DANGER PORT GAMBLE FOREST HERITAGE PARK TEMPORARY CLOSED
Due to extreme fire danger conditions on the Port Gamble Forest Block, Pope Resources has exercised the Forest Tract Declaration and Reservation of Timber and Other Rights Agreement.  Public access to the Heritage Park will be prohibited until conditions moderate.  Posted August 13.


Port Gamble WA 98364

Size: 3493 Acres

Region: North District

Features:  Walking trails, equestrian trails, biking trails, access to water for water trails and kayaking, parking lot. This park is a pack it in and pack it out type park

 
Informational Fliers
 
Plans

Resource Management & Recreation Development – Landscape Classification System
Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Resource Stewardship & Public Access Plan
Forest Stewardship Plan for Ecological Restoration of Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park
Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Management Plan Summary
Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Land Use Map
Conceptual Site Plan for Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Trails

 

December 22, 2017 – On Friday afternoon, a transaction was completed to secure more than 1,500 acres of the Port Gamble Forest from Pope Resources to add to the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park.

This final phase of the project was fueled by donations from over 1,200 community members, as well as many local partners, foundations and champions, who came together to raise $3.5 million.  Inspired by the community effort, matching grants were provided by Kitsap County ($200,000) and Washington State ($500,000) for a total of $4.0 million in this final phase of the project.

The Port Gamble Forest property includes 65 miles of trails where already more than 20,000 hikers, birders, mountain bikers, equestrians, cyclists and runners recreate each year. At the north end of the property is a future recreational area for mountain biking. The property will be added to the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park, which now totals 3,493 acres. Click Here for the full article.

  
February 2014 - The 453-acre “Shoreline Block” was acquired in February 2014 - A State Department of Ecology (DOE) grant was awarded, allowing for development of a Stewardship Plan and associated activities including studies, property clean-up and planting restoration.      
DOE-funded activities have included a Saturday clean-up work party, re-planted 1.5-acres of marine riparian habitat east of SR 104, and provided for removal of invasive, erosion control and re-vegetation of Trailhead # 2 (Laudine DeCoteau Creek).

December 2014 - Park Planning started in December 2014. A Steering Committee has been selected.