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IMPORTANT NOTICE
During seal pup season, pups will rest on the sandy beach during low tide. Visitors should keep a safe distance away from seal pups.

HEALTH ADVISORIES
Check Dept. of Health (DOH) for health restrictions on this beach

MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Boat Access Only  

Pierce County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 13 (South Puget Sound)
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Cutts Island State Park

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)

CUTTS ISLAND STATE PARK
280580

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open year-round
Oysters open year-round

HARVEST PROFILE

This is a good beach is for butter clams. The best butter clam area is on the spit at the north end of the island. Native littleneck clams can be found in pockets of sand and gravel throughout the beach. Horse clams are also available on this beach.

DIRECTION TO SITE
Cutts Island State Park is boat access only. There is no upland access to this beach. Cutts Island is located about a half mile northwest of Kopachuck State Park.

Nearest Boat Ramps: The Horsehead Bay boat ramp, located about two and a half miles south of Kopachuck State Park on 36th Street NW, is about two miles by boat from Cutts Island State Park.

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FACILITIES
None. Kopachuck State Park offers camping, picnic areas, restrooms, kitchen shelters, hiking and fire circles.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
Cutts Island is also known as Deadman's Island.

Beach information last updated: September 24, 2014 @ 9:14am

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-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.