Jacobs Point


  HIKING, WETLANDS, SALT-WATER BEACH, OVERLOOKS, PICNIC TABLES

FACILITIES:
The park has 82 beautiful acres of beach, woods, and wetlands.

The waters around Jacobs Point are part of the Nisqually Reach Aquatic Reserve, and park shorelines provide food and shelter for juvenile salmon migrating out from the Nisqually Delta. The park has several distinct habitats including second-growth forest, two wetlands, clay bluffs, a seasonal creek with a small estuary, mudflats, and a gravelly beach. The forest has been logged and grazed, but is on its way back to its natural state.

RULES:
CAUTIONS
LOCATION:
Located on Eckenstam - Johnson Road. The trailhead is on the east side of the road, a little south of Oro Bay rd.


HISTORY:
Jacobs Point Park was purchased in 2011 from Young Life with funds from the Pierce County Conservation Futures Fund and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office’s Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account. The Conservation group Forterra guided the Park District through the grant and purchase processes.
Historically, the property was a pioneer farm dating from 1915, and connected with a former brick yard which is located on adjoining property the Jacobs family still owns. A lone mossy chimney remains from the original Jacobs homestead.

CONTACT:
Park Commissioner: Chuck Hinds, 253-884-6911, chinds@centurytel.net

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