Conservation Areas

Conservation Areas are marine protected areas where the harvest of all marine resources is prohibited.

Brackett's Landing Shoreline Sanctuary Conservation Area

WAC 220-303-010: "'Brackett's Landing Shoreline Sanctuary Conservation Area' is defined as those bed lands and tidelands owned by the City of Edmonds at Brackett's Landing Shoreline Sanctuary, and the water column above these bed lands and tidelands including all of the area known as Edmonds Underwater Park." Effective since 1970.

Map of Brackett's Landing shoreline sanctuary conservation area
WDFW

Recreational restrictions/openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Commercial restrictions/openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 13.89 5.62
Subtidal 32.99 13.35
Total 46.88 18.97

City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area

WAC 220-303-020: "'City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area' is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Des Moines at City of Des Moines Park, and the water column above these tidelands." Effective since 5/1/1998.

Map of the City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area
Map of the City of Des Moines Park Conservation Area.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 9.21 3.73
Subtidal None None
Total 9.21 3.73

Keystone Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-760: "'Keystone Conservation Area' is defined as all bedlands and tidelands and the waters over these starting at the extreme high water line on the east side of the Keystone jetty in Fort Casey State Park then easterly along the extreme high water line to a line projected from shore through the easternmost row of pilings of the old military wharf, then offshore along that line southeasterly for 600 feet, then southwest parallel to the shoreline to a point due south of the southern tip of the jetty, then north to the extreme high water line on the southern tip of the jetty, then along the extreme high water line on the east side of the jetty to the point of origin." Effective since 9/9/2002.

Map of the Keystone Conservation Area
Map of the Keystone Conservation Area.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

 Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal None None
Subtidal 11.40 4.62
Total 11.40 4.62

Octopus Hole Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-550: " 'Octopus Hole Conservation Area' is defined as those waters, tidelands, and bedlands of Hood Canal within a line projected due east from the western shore of Hood Canal on latitude 47° 27' 01" N for 200 yards, thence southerly 628 yards parallel to the high water mark to latitude 47° 26' 40" N, thence due west to shore. Effective since 5/1/2004.

Map of the Sund Rock and Octopus Hole Conservation Area
Map of the Sund Rock and Octopus Hole Conservation Area.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal None None
Subtidal 32.59 13.19
Total 32.59 13.19

Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-750: "'Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area' is defined as those tidelands owned by the Town of Steilacoom at Saltar's Point Beach located between Montgomery Street and Martin Street, and the water column above those tidelands." Effective since 9/16/2000.

Map of the Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area
Map of the Saltar's Point Beach Conservation Area.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

 Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 4.48 1.81
Subtidal None None
Total 4.48 1.81

South 239th Street Park Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-710: "'South 239th Street Park Conservation Area'" is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Des Moines at South 239th Street Park, and the water column above these tidelands." Effective since 5/1/1998.

Map of the South 239th Street Park Conservation Area
WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified

Closed

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 0.20 0.08
Subtidal None None
Total 0.20 0.08

Sund Rock Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-480: "The 'Sund Rock Conservation Area' is defined as those waters and bed lands enclosed by a line originating at the shore of Hood Canal, at the mouth of Sund Creek (47° 26.4' N, 123° 7.1' W), thence due east to 123° 6.9' W, thence due south to 47° 26' N, thence due west until it intersects the beach, thence north along the ordinary high water line to the point of origin, including all of the underwater feature known as Sund Rock." Effective since 1994.

Map of the Sund Rock and Octopus Hole Conservation Area
Map of the Sund Rock Conservation Area.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal None None
Subtidal 71.20 28.81
Total 71.20 28.81

Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area

WAC 220-16-740: "'Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area' is defined as those waters and bedlands from Waketickeh Creek (located 1000 yards northeast of Cummings Point) out perpendicular to shore 500 yards, then parallel to shore northeast 1700 yards, then back to shore along a line perpendicular to shore, excluding the area within 100 feet of ordinary high water." Effective since 9/16/2000.

Map of the Waketickeh Creek Conservation Area
Map of the Waketikeh Creek Conservation Area.

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Trout Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status
Salmon Closed
Bottomfish Closed
Shellfish Closed
Forage Fish Closed
Unclassified Closed

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 0.32 0.13
Subtidal 146.02 59.09
Total 146.34 59.22