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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The boundary between South Indian Island County Park and Port Townsend Ship Canal tidelands is just north of the landward end of the jetty at the south end of the Ship Canal. See beach photo for the approximate north boundary of South Indian Island County Park. Because the Ship Canal Tidelands may be open for clam harvest when South Indian Island County Park is closed, it is important to know where the approximate boundary is.

HEALTH ADVISORIES
Check Dept. of Health (DOH) for health restrictions on this beach

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 9 (ADMIRALTY INLET)
SHOW DESCRIPTION ↓

South Indian Island County Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

SOUTH INDIAN ISLAND COUNTY PARK
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SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Including Lagoon Beach, Lagoon Beach North, Lagoon Beach South and Isthmus Beach

Clams open July 1 through September 15

Oysters open July 1 through September 15

Jefferson County refers to all public tidelands on Indian Island along Port Townsend Ship Canal and Oak Bay as Indian Island County Park. However, South Indian Island County Park shares a boundary with Port Townsend Ship Canal tidelands (Portage Beach). Both of these beaches have their own clam and oyster seasons. This boundary is roughly marked by the jetty at the north end of South Indian Island County Park (Lagoon Beach North). Harvesting seasons may be different on these beaches. See beach map photo for the approximate boundary between South Indian Island County Park and Port Townsend Ship Canal tidelands.

There are four named beached within South Indian Island County Park, Lagoon Beach, Lagoon Beach North, Lagoon Beach South and Isthmus Beach. Jefferson County Parks has singage along Flagler Road for access to these four beaches. See beach map of South Indian Island and the four beaches within the boundaries of South Indian Island County Park.

HARVEST PROFILE

This beach has been enhanced with clams

South Indian Island County Park is an excellent clam beach. There is over a mile of public beach. There is good digging for butter clams, native littleneck clams, Manila clams, cockles and horse clams just below the main (north) parking lot in the area around the tidal channel that drains the lagoon. The littleneck clams tend to be higher on the beach while the butter and horse clams are lower in the tidal zone. There are productive clam areas in sand and gravel substrate on this beach from the main county park (north) access all the way to the south border. Geoducks are also abundant on this beach below the -2.0 foot tide level.


Harvest Area Map
Map of SOUTH INDIAN ISLAND COUNTY PARK harvest area
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Oyster information

DIRECTION TO SITE

To reach the site from the west on Highway 104 take the Chimacum/Port Townsend/Quilcene exit (a left hand turn) and travel north on Center Road for about 10 miles to Chimacum. Go straight through the four-way stop and continue about two miles to Port Hadlock. Turn right onto Oak Bay Road and proceed for one mile to Flagler Road. There is a sign at this turn for Indian Island. Take a left and continue across the Indian Island Bridge on Flagler Road for about a half a mile. The north access to South Indian Island County Park is on the right and is marked by a Jefferson County Parks sign (access to Lagoon Beach, Lagoon Beach North). There is a parking lot at the end of the road.

To reach the site from the east on Highway 104 from the Hood Canal Bridge take the Port Townsend/Port Ludlow exit (a right hand turn) and travel north on Beaver Valley Road (Highway 19) for about seven miles to Chimacum. Take a right at the four-way stop and continue about two miles to Port Hadlock. Turn right onto Oak Bay road and proceed for one mile to Flagler Road. There is a sign at this turn for Indian Island. Take a left and continue across the Indian Island Bridge on Flagler Road for about a half a mile. The main county park (north) access to South Indian Island County Park is on the right and is marked by a Jefferson County Parks sign (access to lagoon Beach, Lagoon Beach North).

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PARKING INFORMATION

The main county park (north) access to South Indian Island County Park is on the right and is marked by a Jefferson County Parks sign (access to lagoon Beach, Lagoon Beach North). There is a parking lot at the end of the road.

You can also access this beach from three pull out/parking areas just south of the main county park access: There is one access point about a half a mile south of the main county park access, and and another a short distance more to the south. There is also an access point near the south end of this beach just before Flagler Road crosses the land bridge and turns north towards Nordland and Fort Flagler State Park on Marrowstone Island.

Beach information last updated: March 17, 2014 @ 10:38am

Sequim/Port Townsend

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Sequim/Port Townsend Mystery Bay State Park Fort Flagler State Park North Beach County Park Fort Worden State Park South Point Wilson North Point Hudson Old Fort Townsend Chimacum Creek Tidelands DNR-409 South Diamond Point DNR-410 DNR-411 Port Williams DNR-411A Pitship Point South Pitship Point Sequim Bay State Park DNR-404A (Kinney Point) South Indian Island County Park Port Townsend Ship Canal East Oak Bay Oak Bay County Park Tala Shore Old Town Cline Spit Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge Tidelands Fort Ebey State Park

Yellow map areas (links) identify approximate public property boundaries and should not be considered legal property boundaries.
Many of these public beaches have no upland entrance and must be accessed by boat. Please respect adjacent private property.

This map is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy of this map is not guaranteed.