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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)
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Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

DNR-59
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SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

Most of the substrate on this beach is sand. There are horse clams, cockles and possibly geoducks present on this beach.

Harvest Area Map
Map of DNR-59 harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE

DNR-59 is boat access only. There is no upland access. DNR-59 is about 200 yards east of W.R. Hicks County Park , but the property between the two sites is private. Please do not trespass (see beach map). Approximate GPS coordinates to the the middle of DNR-59 are: 47.865o N, 122.655o W.

Nearest boat ramps: W.R. Hicks County Park (located on Shine Road), the ramp at the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge, and Salsbury County Park (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 at nearly all tides, but has limited parking.

Map to this point  

FACILITIES
None. There is a vault toilet at W.R. Hicks County Park 400 yards to the west. There are also facilities at Salsbury County Park.

Beach information last updated: August 03, 2011 @ 12:58pm