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Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


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


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  

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

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.