People fish from the pier, hold hands on the beach and steer a swamped canoe in the water as the sun sets on another day at Kayak Point on Monday, June 12, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

People fish from the pier, hold hands on the beach and steer a swamped canoe in the water as the sun sets on another day at Kayak Point on Monday, June 12, 2023, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Snohomish County announces date for Kayak Point reopening

Visitors will have access to the park’s new boat launch July 1, but not the fishing pier. Kayak Point will close again Oct. 15.

STANWOOD — The Snohomish County Conservation and Natural Resources Department will reopen Kayak Point on July 1, almost a year after the park closed for the first phase of construction.

Visitors will have access to Kayak Point’s beach, picnic shelters and new boat launch.

The park’s fishing pier will remain closed during the summer, as contractors continue renovating it.

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation plans to close Kayak Point again Oct. 15 for the second phase of construction at the park.

The second phase of work will have contractors move picnic shelters away from the beach, complete the backshore berm and plant native vegetation along the shoreline.

Visitors can start making reservations for the park’s picnic shelters March 1.

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