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Grapeview Community Association
The Grapeview Community Association (GCA) has as its primary purpose the development of community spirit and community cohesiveness. GCA sponsors and organizes community events such as their annual Crab Feed on the second Thursday, Friday and Saturday of February; the Grapeview Water and Art Festival always held the last Saturday in July; and the annual Christmas Party for Children called "Snacks with Santa" the first Saturday in December.
The Grapeview Community Association offers membership to all residents of Grapeview and the greater Grapeview area, and to others who have an interest in the community. Members meet on the Second Friday of every month (except in February, August, and December). The meetings are at Grapeview's "Horton Community Center" and include a social half hour and potluck or theme dinners, beginning at 6:00 pm.
GCA Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of every even numbered month at the Horton Community Center in Grapeview at 10:00 am. GCA members are invited to attend. Study sessions are held on the first Thursday of every odd numbered month at the Horton Community Center in Grapeview at 10:00 am.
Board Members, Coordinators and Committee Chairpersons are listed under the Contacts tab. The mailing address is:
Grapeview Community Association
P. O. Box 355
Grapeview, Washington 98546
Grapeview is located North of Shelton and South of Bremerton just east of Washington State Route 3 on the Grapeview Loop Road (south of Allyn and Belfair.) If you are heading south from the Port of Allyn and Town of Allyn, turn left onto the Grapeview Loop Road off of State Route 3 for a pleasant tour. Grapeview is a peaceful and serene Puget Sound waterfront community and the location of the first vineyards and winery in the Pacific Northwest. The local Island Belle strain of grape is still bottled under that name by Hoodsport Winery, in nearby Hoodsport. Many Island Belle vineyards are located on Stretch Island although the original St. Charles and other wineries closed in the 1960's.
Along the eight-mile Grapeview Loop Road is Treasure Island previously known as Reach Island prior to development into a close-knit waterfront community. The private bridge, a community landmark, was rebuilt recently. The Fair Harbor Marina, across from Treasure Island is, along with the GCA, a host and the location of our elegant, "Always the last Saturday in July," Grapeview Water and Art Festival.
Amenities at the Marina include a new store, espresso stand and a beautiful outdoor pavilion. The marina was been recognized as one of "The Best Place's in Western Washington to have a Wedding" and is a spectacular location to host any type of event. The harbor is a gem in our community. The marina provides up to 350 feet of spacious guest moorage that can accommodate boats up to 120 feet. The public boat ramp is managed and maintained by the Port of Grapeview and is a great resource to the community.
As you exit the Marina, turn left on the Grapeview Loop Road and drive towards the township of Grapeview. At the corner stop sign, if you look left when you get to the Horton Community Center and the MCFD#3 fire station, you will see the road to the Stretch Island Bridge. Located on Case Inlet on Stretch Island shoreline and only accessible by boat is Stretch Point State Park, (administered by Jarrell Cove SP).
Features include 5 mooring buoys, picnicking, beachcombing, boating, clamming and fishing. Continue on Grapeview Loop Road and you will connect up with highway 3 again. If you turn left on highway 3 you can continue on to Shelton and Highway 101 to Olympia.
Learn even more about our area and the many interesting things you can see and do while visiting Mason County... Explore Hood Canal! (also take a look at an extended list of Mason County events.)
More about the history of Grapeview can be found by accessing the History page.
For some additional useful information about our local area take a look at our Links page.
Please note: There are many interesting activities, events and group meetings occurring in our Grapeview community. These events are on the EVENTS Calendar. Additional Mason County Events are also listed on the Shelton Mason Chamber website.