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Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal)

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


This beach is mostly rocky and digging is difficult but there are some butter clams, native littleneck clams, Manila clams, horse clams and cockles present. There are geoducks in the sand below the rocky zone at extreme low tides (-2.0 feet or lower).

This is an excellent oyster beach.


From the south (Olympia, Shelton, Portland) travel north on Highway 101 through the town of Brinnon for one half a mile to Seal Rock Forest Service Campground. The site is well marked and is just off the highway on the right side of the road.

From the north (Port Angeles, Kingston) travel on Highway 104 to the Quilcene exit. Proceed south through Quilcene and continue south on Highway 101 for about eight miles to Seal Rock Forest Service Campground. The site is well marked and is just off the highway on the left side of the road.

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The Seal Rock Forest Service Campground is open seasonally. When the access road is closed, harvesters can walk in from the gate. There is seasonal camping, kayak/small boat launching and potable water on site. Pit toilets are present.

More information on Seal Rock Forest Service Campground.

Beach information last updated: March 30, 2010 @ 4:11pm

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.