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Project Highlights:

  • Designed ten view camp sites
  • Included an internal looped road system, a restroom facility, ADA accessible camp sites, and restoration plantings
  • Improved existing use area
  • Preserved vegetation

Project Summary

Client: Grant County Public Utility District No. 2
Location: Grant County, WA
Service Provided: Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Construction Management
The Jackson Creek Fish Campground is located south of the Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River in Desert Aire, WA. MacKay Sposito designed ten view camp sites including an internal looped road system, primitive campsites, a restroom facility, ADA accessible camp sites, and a day use parking lot.

MacKay Sposito performed land surveying and developed conceptual designs and cost estimates. Through the results of a cultural resource survey and coordination with the Wanapum Tribe, the proposed campground location was moved further downstream along the Columbia River to a more suitable location. The challenge was to situate the campground to reduce environmental and cultural impacts while incorporating an ADA accessible trail leading to the river. The steep banks near the site were a challenge but our team was able to identify the best and safest routes to the key fishing locations informed by the existing use and damage to the shoreline. 

MacKay Sposito coordinated a full range of sciences including natural resources, geotechnical, and environmental for permitting and provided full design of the civil and landscape architecture components, construction staking, and construction management services. The project was completed in the Summer of 2014.