Cascadia Marine Trail Goals

The primary goal of the Cascadia Marine Trail is to secure camping areas every 5 to 8 miles for the safety of non-motorized boaters traveling on Puget Sound waters. The length of Puget Sound shoreline, according to various sources, is between 1,800 and 2,300 miles. The trail will be considered complete at a point in time when there are between 225 and 460 campsites.

On October 23, 1992, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission set minimum water trail marine park standards:

  • A beach or small landing area
  • Stable access to uplands from high tide line
  • A signed, designated camping site near the beach which is suitable for up to 16 + people and includes table and camp stove
  • A nearby toilet facility
  • Space to secure boats overnight above high tide line
  • A fee collection station/shelter
  • Water, if available

For an analysis of publicly accessible shorelands, read the Trust for Public Land TPL Puget Sound Shoreline Strategy (PDF)

Think you have a suitable property or know of publicly accessible shoreline? Consider these development issues and contact WWTA – 206.545.9161 or email