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Boat Access Only  

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

DNR 57


Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


Not much is known about DNR-57 clam populations, but it is a typical rocky Hood Canal beach that should have butter clams available in the mid-low tidal zone as well as cockles, native littleneck clams, and horse clams. Geoducks may be found at extreme low tides (-2.0 feet or lower) below the rocky zone.

This is a good beach for oysters.

Harvest Area Map
Map of DNR 57 harvest area


DNR-57 is boat access only. There is no upland access. The north boundary of this beach is located about 600 feet south of the navigation light at Tabook Point. DNR-57 is about 1,000 yards from boundary to boundary. The south boundary is not marked (see beach map). Approximate GPS coordinates of the south boundary are: 47.738º N, 122.807º W. GPS coordinates for the midpoint of DNR-57 are: 47.741º N, 122.809º W. When in doubt, please stay well within the approximate boundaries to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: Point Whitney ramp (located north of Brinnon on Bee Mill Road) is about 2 nautical miles by boat from DNR-57. The Misery Point ramp (located about 3 miles from Seabeck on Misery Point Road) is about 5.6 nautical miles by boat from DNR-57. Quilcene Marina (located 1 mile south of Quilcene on Linger Longer Road) is about 4.3 nautical miles by boat from DNR-57.

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None. There are restrooms at Point Whitney and Quilcene Marina. There is a vault toilet at Misery Point ramp. There are also facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina (south of Brinnon) and at Seabeck Marina.

Beach information last updated: March 30, 2010 @ 1:26pm