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
Help create a shared vision for the future of Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park!
Kitsap County Parks invites the public to a virtual community meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 to learn more about the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Master Plan Project and work together to determine a shared vision for the future of the park. This is the first in a series of interactive meetings to explore potential recreational opportunities and provide feedback. Register to attend at http://portgambleforestpark.com or contact Kitsap County Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-337-5350.
Click here to register for the meeting and to learn more about the project. Read the related press release here.
Kitsap County Parks received formal notice that active timber harvest operations will begin immediately at Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park. Depending on weather conditions and operational constraints, the timber harvest project should conclude by June 2021.
Read the related Feb. 26, 2021 press release here for trail closures and other important information.
Kitsap County Parks is aware of the impact that the timber harvest activity will have on recreational activities and will provide updates as they become available. Signage will be posted before the start of any timber harvest activity at impacted roads and trails. Please keep yourself safe and respect the timber harvest operations.
Click here for a location map of the planned timber harvest.
Resource Management & Recreation Development – Landscape Classification SystemPort Gamble Forest Heritage Park Resource Stewardship & Public Access PlanForest Stewardship Plan for Ecological Restoration of Port Gamble Forest Heritage ParkPort Gamble Forest Heritage Park Management Plan SummaryPort Gamble Forest Heritage Park Land Use MapConceptual Site Plan for Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Trails
PORT GAMBLE FOREST HERITAGE PARK - KPUD WATERMAIN PROJECT
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.
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