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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Pierce County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 13 (SOUTH PUGET SOUND)
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Kopachuck State Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

KOPACHUCK STATE PARK
280570

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open June 1st through July 31st
Oysters open March 1st through July 31st

HARVEST PROFILE

This beach has been enhanced with oysters.

This beach is mostly sandy substrate and littleneck clam habitat is limited. There is a small patch of mixed sand and gravel near the west end of the beach that may have some native littleneck clams and Manila clams, but they are probably not abundant. There are some butter clams and horse clams available on the sandy areas of this beach.

There are some oysters available on this beach.

Oyster information

DIRECTION TO SITE
From SR 16 (either north or south bound), take the Rosedale Exit at Gig Harbor and travel west on Rosedale Street NW for about 2.5 miles to Ray Nash Drive NW. Take a left. Continue for about 0.6 miles to Kopachuck Drive NW. Take a right and continue for about 1.6 miles to Kopachuck State Park.

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FACILITIES
Kopachuck State Park offers camping, picnic areas, restrooms, kitchen shelters, hiking and fire circles.

Beach information last updated: April 02, 2010 @ 1:38pm

Shelton/Olympia

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Shelton/Olympia North Bay DNR-20 Grapeview South Dougall Point West Dougall Point DNR-24 McMicken Island State Park DNR-34 Jarrell Cove State Park DNR-33 Windy Bluff DNR-18 Joemma Beach State Park DNR-16 Taylor Bay DNR-13 Hope Island State Park Oakland Bay Recreation Tidelands Walker County Park Frye Cove County Park Priest Point Park Burfoot County Park Woodard Bay Tolmie State Park Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge North Pitt Pass DNR-39 Wyckoff Shoal Penrose Point State Park Amsterdam Bay South Eagle Island Eagle Island State Park DNR-8 West Oro Bay South Oro Bay Maple Hollow R-2 Kopachuck State Park Cutts Island State Park South Gordon Point North Fort Lewis Fort Lewis DNR-35 DNR-35A

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.