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  • Forebay Recreation Area - existing condition, campsite


Project Highlights:

  • Redesign and reconstruction of campground, day use facility, boat launch, and parking
  • New restroom, picnic shelters, and picnic tables
  • 900 feet of shoreline restoration
  • ADA improvements
Forebay Recreation Area Camp Ground
Forebay Recreation Area

Project Summary

Client: Seattle City Light
Location: Pend Oreille County, WA
Services Provided:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Land Surveying
As a requirement of Seattle City Light’s FERC license, improvements to the existing Forebay Recreation Area were mandated to improve the campground, day use area, and boat launch. The existing sites did not meet current federal ADA standards.
MacKay Sposito was selected to complete site design, assist with permitting, and develop construction drawings. The project included site reconnaissance, public meetings to gather public input, preparation of several concepts, development of construction drawings, permit assistance, preparation of construction cost estimates, and complete project specifications. Improvements were designed for the day use area, RV campsites, car parking sites, parking lots, a new plumbed restroom, a large group shelter, stormwater improvements, and an improved launch float. MacKay Sposito worked alongside Seattle City Light permitting staff to develop permitting drawings and documents necessary to obtain the required in-water and shoreline permits.
Additionally, MacKay Sposito prepared shoreline erosion protection design for the adjacent shoreline to protect the proposed campground improvements from further erosion. For the shoreline design, MacKay Sposito conducted a site visit and assessment, developed several concepts and cost estimates, and developed complete construction drawings and specifications for the selected alternative. The project was designed to Federal Outdoor Recreation Guidelines, City of Seattle Standards, and Federal ADA standards.
Construction is anticipated in 2017.