SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES
Clams open Jan. 1st through May 15th
Oysters open Jan. 1st through May 15th
This beach has been enhanced with clams and oysters.
Good numbers of native littleneck clams and Manila littleneck clams can be found over most of the beach. Littlenecks prefer mixed sand and gravel substrate in the mid to upper intertidal zone. Harvesters are advised to dig in the planted clam area (see beach photo). Most of the southern half of Wolfe Property State Park beach receives regular WDFW plants of Manila clam seed. Some of the best clam digging is right in front of the access trail at the end of Seven Sisters Road. Butter clams are found in the lower intertidal zone. Geoducks and horse clams are present in sand and mud throughout the lower intertidal zone. Horse clams are more abundant, but some geoducks can be found in areas lower than -2.0 feet. This is also a good beach for Cockles which can be found on, or just under, the surface of the sand and mud throughout the extensive "mud flat" portions of the beach.
This is an excellent beach for oysters. This beach receives regular oyster seeding and before 1990 there was only one small area where oysters occurred. Oyster plants have also aided the natural production of oysters on this beach. The best place for oyster is in the planted bed north of the Seven Sisters access (see beach photo).
Harvest Area Map
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DIRECTION TO SITE
to this point
From the Kitsap Peninsula, travel west across the Hood Canal Bridge and take the first right onto Paradise Bay Road. Proceed north for about three quarters of a mile and turn right onto Seven Sisters Road. Follow Seven Sisters Road to the parking lot at the end of the road. The access to the beach is at the east end of the parking lot. Wolfe Property State Park is to the left of the access and Shine Tidelands State Park is to the right.
Note: Parking is extremely limited. This site is heavily utilized, especially during spring low tides, and the parking fills up very fast. Please respect private property and all "No Parking" signs. No parking is allowed along Seven Sisters Road or the southern edge of the parking lot. This is a county parking lot and you could be towed. It is advised that, if possible, you plan your harvest here on weekday low tides to avoid the pressure of the weekends.
There are no restroom facilities at this site, but there is a port-a-potty at Shine Tidelands State Park which is a short distance away off of Paradise Bay Road near the intersection of Paradise Bay Road and SR 104. There are also seasonal restrooms and potable water at Salsbury County Park, which is just north of the Hood Canal Bridge on SR 104 near Port Gamble. If the restrooms are closed at Salsbury, there are restrooms at Kitsap Memorial State Park which is located four miles south of Salsbury on Highway 3.
FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
Wolfe Property State Park is excellent for walking and picnicking along the high tide line. There is ample opportunity for bird watching here as well, especially in the winter.