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Dept. of Health Information

Boat Access Only  

Mason County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (Hood Canal )

Aerial Beach Photo (Dept. of Ecology)



Clams open all year
Oysters open all year


Not much is known about clam populations on this beach but harvest opportunities on DNR-47 should be very similar to DNR-48 which is located about 200 yards to the north of DNR-47. This beach is rocky like DNR-48, and digging may be difficult but should be productive for butter clams, large native littleneck clams and horse clams in the mid-low tidal zone. A good technique for digging butter clams in rocky substrate is to target individuals or small groups of butter clams by looking for the rectangular siphon holes that indicate their presence. This method takes less time and energy than random digging. A wide tined potato fork works well for digging butter clams in rocky substrate.

This may be an excellent oyster beach.


DNR-47 is boat access only. There is no upland access to this beach. DNR-47 is about 350 yards long from boundary to boundary. The north end of the beach is about 200 yards south of DNR-48. The southern boundary is just north of a small un-named point. The approximate GPS coordinates to the midpoint of DNR-47 are:47.4828o N, 123.0416W. It is recommended that harvesters use these coordinates as the best landmark for this beach and stay near this area to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: Triton Cove State Park ramp (located about six miles south of Brinnon on Highway 101) is about eight miles by boat from DNR-47. Please note there is a fee to use the boat ramp at Triton Cove State Park.

Map to this point  

None. There is a vault toilet at Triton Cove State Park and facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina.