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Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

W.R. Hicks County Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


This is a small beach located between private tidelands on either side. Please respect private property, do not trespass and obey signage. The substrate is mostly sand and mud and supports limited numbers of horse clams, geoducks and cockles. There are also some butter clams where the substrate is rocky .


Coming west from Kitsap County, cross the Hood Canal Bridge and take the first left onto Shine Road. Proceed about one mile to the signed entrance to W.R. Hicks County Park. The park will be on the left.

When coming east on SR 104, take a right on Shine Road at the John L. Scott Realty Office. Proceed for about one mile to the signed entrance to the park, which will be on your right.

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There is a vault toilet, launching ramp and small picnic area at W.R. Hicks County Park. The boat ramp is useable down to about a plus five foot tide and has very limited parking. This ramp is not suitable for large boats or for use during low tides. This is an excellent place to launch a kayak.

Beach information last updated: September 16, 2015 @ 2:42pm

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.