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Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach

Washougal, Washington

Located at the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, Cottonwood Beach was the site of an encampment by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on its return journey from the Pacific Coast. BergerABAM prepared a master plan for the development of Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach to celebrate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. The 12-month master planning and public involvement process involved Clark County, the Port of Camas-Washougal, the cities of Washougal and Camas, federal and state agencies, community residents and organizations, recreation groups, and other interested citizens. The project's short-term goal was to help stakeholders and the community reach consensus on a master plan for access and recreation, as well as historical and environmental education/interpretation opportunities. BergerABAM also led the team in completing construction in time for the regional park to serve as a major visitor destination during the bicentennial celebration.

Services Provided by BergerABAM: 
  • Master Planning
  • Federal, State, and Local Permitting
  • Public Involvement
  • Stakeholder Advisory Group
  • Construction Management