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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)
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W.R. Hicks County Park

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W.R. HICKS COUNTY PARK
270020

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

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 .

DIRECTION TO SITE

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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FACILITIES
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