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Skagit County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 7 (San Juan Islands)
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SAMISH ISLAND RECREATION AREA
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SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

Samish Island Recreation Area provides the island's only public beach access to 1800 feet of shoreline. A sign at the trailhead reminds users the area is limited to 1500 feet to the west and 300 feet to the east the access point. Here you may find butter clams, Manila clams, native littleneck clams, cockles, horse clams, eastern softshell clams, and even geoduck clams at extreme low tides.

DIRECTION TO SITE
From I-5 take exit 236 and head west on Bow Hill Rd. and follow 4 miles. At Bow, bear left on 237. Take a right at the stop sign onto Bayview Edison Rd. Take a left at the four way stop onto Samish Island Rd. Take a right on Wharf Rd. and follow to the dead end. There is very limited parking.

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PARKING INFORMATION

FACILITIES
A large sign at this site reads “Samish Island Beach Access.” The trail from the road to the edge of the bluff has been improved and graveled, and there is a metal staircase to the beach for public access. A picnic table, garbage can and a porta-potty near the road are provided for people to use, although parking is still limited. This site is maintained by Skagit County Parks & Recreation and co-owned with the Department of Natural Resources.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION

Beach information last updated: July 27, 2017 @ 12:04pm