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Island County | Region 4 Information

Marine Area 8-1 (Deception Pass, Hope Island, and Skagit Bay)
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Ala Spit County Park

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ALA SPIT COUNTY PARK
240265

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open May 1st through May 31st
Oysters open May 1st through May 31st

HARVEST PROFILE

Ala Spit, formerly known as Ben Ure Spit, is a small beach of 1,187 feet of shoreline, located on the east side of Whidbey Island, south of Deception Pass. Butter clams, and cockles are the most abundant species found on this beach. Over the past several years the substrate has shifted from primarily gravel towards more of a mud and sand substrate, leading to a decline of native littleneck clams. The most productive clam habitat is a relatively small area of mixed gravel towards the point. The area inside of the spit and towards the southern end of the beach is primarily mud and sand and is not good clam habitat. You may also find horse clams and eastern softshell clams here.

Harvest Area Map
Map of ALA SPIT COUNTY PARK harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE
From Hwy 20, turn east onto Troxell Rd, which is about 1 mile south of Deception Pass State Park. Stay straight on Troxell Rd for 3.7 miles then bear left onto Geck Road. Park along shoulder at the end of the road.

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FACILITIES
A portable toilet and garbage cans are provided seasonally.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
Ala Spit County Park

Beach information last updated: October 11, 2016 @ 11:28am