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Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


Case Shoal is a good place to dig for butter clams in cobble substrate. Some large native littleneck clams can be found here as well. Horse clams can be found in the sandy substrate portions of Case Shoal, but these areas are only exposed at extreme low tides (minus two feet or lower).

Harvest Area Map
Map of DNR 59-A CASE SHOAL harvest area


Case Shoal is surrounded by water and accessible by boat only. The only landmark other than the shoal itself is the navigation day marker on the south end of the shoal (see beach map). The closest boat ramps are: W.R. Hicks County Park ramp, located on Shine Road, the ramp at the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge, and Salsbury County Park ramp, located on Wheeler Street west of Port Gamble. Salsbury County Park ramp is the better of the three ramps and has a dock. The ramp at the Hood Canal Bridge is useable during nearly all tidal cycles, but has limited parking.

Approximate GPS coordinates of the navigation marker at the south end of Case Shoal are: 47.8455o N, 122.671o W.

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None. The closest facilities to Case Shoal are at Salsbury County Park.

Beach information last updated: August 03, 2011 @ 12:56pm

North Hood Canal

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

North Hood Canal Wolfe Property State Park Shine Tidelands State Park DNR-59 W.R. Hicks County Park Case Shoal DNR 57-B (Brown Point) Toandos Peninsula State Park South Zelatched Point DNR-57 North Tabook Point Silent Beach Southeast Dabob Bay East Dabob Dabob Broad Spit Bolton Peninsula Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands West Quilcene Bay Quilcene Boat Ramp Point Whitney Tidelands and Point Whitney Lagoon DNR-55 (Pulali Point) Seal Rock Forest Service Camp Ground Dosewallips State Park Pleasant Harbor Duckabush North McDaniel Cove South McDaniel Cove Triton Cove State Park South Tekiu Point (DNR-40) Scenic Beach State Park Kitsap Memorial State Park Salsbury Pt County Park Anna Smith Children's Park Silverdale Shoal (Clam Island) Silverdale County Park Triton Cove Tidelands Point Hannon Port Gamble Heritage 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.