Marine preserves

The following marine preserves represent Marine Protected Areas where the harvest of some marine resources is prohibited.

Admiralty Head Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-780: "'Admiralty Head Marine Preserve' is defined as waters and bedlands inside a line beginning at the extreme low water line on the west shore of Whidbey Island at 48° 09.46' N, 122° 40.88' W then northerly along the extreme low water line for 0.6 nautical miles, then due west 400 yards, then southerly parallel to the shore to a point due west of the point of origin, then due east to the point of origin." Effective since 9/9/2002.

Map of the Keystone Conservation Area
Map of the Admiralty Head Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Limited Open only for sea cucumber and urchin.
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Limited Open only for sea cucumber and urchin.
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

 Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal None None
Subtidal 88.40 35.78
Total 88.40 35.78

Argyle Lagoon Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-440:3: "Those University of Washington-owned tidelands and all bedlands enclosed by the inner spit of Argyle Lagoon on San Juan Island." Effective since 3/31/1990.

Map of the Argyle Lagoon Marine Preserve
Map of the Argyle Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Trout Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Open  

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Closed  

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 1.31 0.53
Subtidal 12.96 5.25
Total 14.27 5.78

Carkeek Park Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-830: "Carkeek Park Marine Preserve" is defined as two sections of tidelands owned by the City of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Carkeek city park, with a southern section bounded on the south by a line projected perpendicular to the beach from 122° 22' 49.0" W, 47° 42' 31.7" N and bounded on the north by a line projected northwest from 122° 22' 47.41" W, 47° 42' 43.51" N, and with a northern section bounded on the south by a line projected due west from a point 300 yards north of 122° 22' 47.41" W, 47° 42' 43.51" N and bounded on the north by a line projected due west from a point 500 yards north of 122° 22' 47.41" W, 47° 42' 43.51" N. Effective since 5/1/2005.

Map of the Carkeek Park Marine Preserve.
Map of the Carkeek Park Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Trout Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 24.65 9.97
Subtidal None None
Total 24.65 9.97

Colvos Passage Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-730: "'Colvos Passage Marine Preserve Area' is defined as those waters and bedlands of Colvos Passage enclosed by a line starting at extreme low water on the west shore at 47° 20.87' N, thence due east 300 feet, thence southwesterly paralleling the shore for 500 feet, thence due west to the extreme low water line, thence northeasterly along the extreme low water line to the point of origin." Effective since 5/1/2000.

Map of the Colvos Passage Marine Preserve.
Map of the Colvos Passage Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Salmon fishing only by trolling is allowed.
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal None None
Subtidal 3.26 1.32
Total 3.26 1.32

Discovery Park Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-850: "Discovery Park Marine Preserve" is defined as two sections of tidelands owned by the City of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Discovery city park, with a southern section located south of West Point bounded on the southeast by a line projected west-southwest from 122° 25' 31.7" W, 47° 39' 26.8" N and bounded on the northeast by a line projected west-southwest from the sign posted at the sidewalk entrance to the beach, and with a northern section bounded on the southwest by a line projected northwest from 122° 25' 20.7" W, 47° 40’ 3.3" N and bounded on the northeast by a line projected northwest from 122° 25’ 4.2" W, 47° 40' 11.1" N. Effective since 5/1/2005.

Map of the Discovery Park Marine Preserve.
Map of the Discovery Park Marine Preserve.WDFW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Trout Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 40.98 16.58
Subtidal None None
Total 40.98 16.58

Emma Schmitz Memorial Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-860: "Emma Schmitz Memorial Marine Preserve" is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Emma Schmitz city park, bounded on the south by a line projected along the north edge of SW Oregon Street and bounded on the north by a line projected west southwest from the high tide line at 122° 24' 26.5" W, 47° 33' 53.5" N. Effective since 5/1/2005.

Map of the Rickey Pass and Emma Schmitz Memorial Marine Preserve
Map of the Emma Schmitz Memorial Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Trout Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Geographical statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 6.34 2.56
Subtidal None None
Total 6.34 2.56

False Bay Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-440(1): "The tidelands and bedlands of False Bay on San Juan Island, including all University of Washington-owned tidelands beginning at a marker 400 feet east of the east entrance of False Bay and extending to the entrance of False Bay, all University of Washington-owned tidelands and bedlands within a line beginning at the University of Washington marker on the shore at the east entrance of False Bay, projected 500 yards offshore, thence northwesterly to a point 500 yards offshore along a line projected from a University of Washington marker on the shore at the west side of a small peninsula at the west entrance of False Bay, thence to shore along said line to the marker, and all University of Washington-owned tidelands west of the marker to a University of Washington marker 600 feet west of the small peninsula." Effective since 3/31/1990.

Map of the False Bay Marine Preserve.
Map of the False Bay Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Trout Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Open  

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Closed  

 Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 225.57 91.29
Subtidal 94.66 38.31
Total 320.24 129.60

Friday Harbor Marine Preserve

WAC 220-302-100(2): "Those tidelands and bedlands adjacent to San Juan Island within a line beginning on the shore 500 yards west of Point Caution, thence 500 yards offshore, thence south and east following the shoreline to the intersection with a line projected from a University of Washington marker located 100 feet north of the north entrance of the floating breakwater of the Port of Friday Harbor and projected towards Reid Rock Buoy, thence along said line to shore on San Juan Island." Effective since 3/31/1990.

Map of the Friday Harbor Marine Preserve.
Map of the Friday Harbor Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Trout Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Open  

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Closed  

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 0.70 0.28
Subtidal 427.21 172.89
Total 427.91 173.17

 

Golden Gardens Park Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-820: "Golden Gardens Marine Preserve is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Golden Gardens city park, bounded on the southwest by a line projected northwest from a sign at the walkway entrance to the beach, and on the northeast by a line projected due west from 122° 24’ 07.2" W, 47° 41’ 51.8" N. Effective since 5/1/2005.

Map of the Golden Gardens Park Marine Preserve.
Map of the Golden Gardens Park Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Trout Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 13.89 5.61
Subtidal None None
Total 13.89 5.61

Lincoln Park Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-840: "Lincoln Park Marine Preserve" is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Lincoln city park, bounded on the south by a line projected due west from 122° 23' 40.4" W, 47° 31' 33.1" N, and bounded on the north by a line projected due west from 122° 24' 05.0" W, 47° 31' 49.8" N. Effective since 5/1/2005.

Map of the Lincoln Park Marine Preserve.
Map of the Lincoln Park Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Trout Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

 Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 10.16 4.11
Subtidal None None
Total 10.16 4.11

 

Richey Viewpoint Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-870: "Richey Viewpoint Marine Preserve" is defined as those tidelands owned by the City of Seattle and the water column above those tidelands down to 4.5 feet below MLLW at Richey Viewpoint city park, bounded on the southeast by a line projected due west from 122° 24' 49.0" W, 47° 34' 20.2" N, and bounded on the northwest by a line projected southwest from 122° 25’ 8.8" W, 47° 34' 30.0" N. Effective since 5/1/2005.

Map of the Rickey Pass and Emma Schmitz Memorial Marine Preserve
Map of the Richey Viewpoint Marine Preserve,WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Trout Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Bottomfish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Shellfish Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.
Forage Fish Limited Fin fishing by hook and line only is allowed.
Unclassified Closed Note: inadvertent takes by hook and line must be returned to the same location.

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 11.58 4.68
Subtidal None None
Total 11.58 4.68

Saltwater State Park Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-880: "Saltwater State Park Marine Preserve" is defined as those waters, bedlands, and tidelands of Saltwater State Park within a line projected from the northernmost marker at the DNR high tide line through 122°19'39.02"W, 47°22'25.14"N; then to 122°19'44.14"W, 47°22'26.11"N; then to 122°19'45.91"W, 47°22'21.54"N; then to 122°19'40.86"W, 47°22'20.60"N; then to the southernmost marker on the shoreline and back along the high tide line to the northernmost marker. Effective since 5/1/2009.

Map of the Saltwater State Park Marine Preserve.
Map of the Saltwater State Park Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreations restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 4.50 1.82
Subtidal 6.11 2.47
Total 10.61 4.30

 

Shaw Island Marine Preserve

WAC 220-302-100(5): "Those tidelands and bedlands within a line beginning at a University of Washington marker on the shore at Hicks Bay, 122 degrees, 58 minutes, 15 seconds west longitude, thence due south 500 yards, thence north and west at a distance of 500 yards from shore to the intersection with a line projected 261 degrees true from a University of Washington marker on the shore of Parks Bay, which line passes just south of the unnamed island at the north end of Parks Bay, thence along said line to the shore of Shaw Island, including all tidelands and bedlands of Parks Bay south of said line." Effective since 3/31/1990.

Map of the Shaw Island Marine Preserve.
Map of the Shaw Island Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Trout Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Limited Only crabbing is allowed in Parks Bay.
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Open  

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Limited Only crabbing is allowed in Parks Bay.
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Closed  

 Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal None None
Subtidal 432.47 175.01
Total 432.47 175.01

Titlow Beach Marine Preserve

WAC 220-302-110: "The 'Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Area' is defined as all waters and tidal and submerged lands within a line beginning at the mean high water line at the southernmost point of the Tacoma Outboard Association leasehold, then projected due west to the intersection with the outer harbor line, then following the outer harbor line to a line projected due west from the old ferry dock at the foot of the Sixth Avenue extension, then east on said line to the mean high water line, then following the mean high water line to the point of origin." Effective since 8/1/1994.

Map of the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve.
Map of the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Salmon fishing allowed, but only by using lures from shore or from non-motorized watercraft.
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

 Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 14.78 5.98
Subtidal 26.87 10.87
Total 41.65 16.86

 

Yellow and Low Islands Marine Preserve

WAC 220-302-100(4): "All tidelands and bedlands within 300 yards of Yellow Island and 300 yards of Low Island." Effective since 3/31/1990.

Map of the Yellow and Low Islands Marine Preserve.
Map of the Yellow and Low Islands Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Trout Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Open  

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Open  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Limited Fishing only for herring is allowed.
Unclassified Closed  

Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal 1.54 0.62
Subtidal 185.65 75.13
Total 187.18 75.75

Z's Reef Marine Preserve

WAC 220-16-790: "'Z's Reef Marine Preserve' is defined as waters and bedlands inside a line beginning at the extreme low water line on the northeast side of Fox Island at 47° 14.56' N, 122° 35.98' W, then extending 0.5 nautical mile northwesterly along the extreme low water line to 47° 14.96' N, 122° 36.37' W, then northeast to the minus eighty-five foot depth contour (MLLW = 0 feet) at 47° 15.00' N, 122° 36.30' W, then southeasterly along the eighty-five foot depth contour to 47° 14.67' N, 122° 35.81' W, then southwest to the point of origin." Effective since 9/9/2002.

Map of the Z's Reef Marine Preserve.
Map of the Z's Reef Marine Preserve.WDFW

Recreational restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Limited Salmon fishing only by fly-fishing is allowed.
Trout Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

Commercial restrictions and openings

Species Status Comments, notes...
Salmon Closed  
Bottomfish Closed  
Shellfish Closed  
Forage Fish Closed  
Unclassified Closed  

 Geographic statistics

Area Type Acres Hectares
Intertidal None None
Subtidal 55.95 22.64
Total 55.95 22.64