SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES
Clams, oysters and mussels open year-round
No restrictions on hours of harvest
The minimum size limit for clams on this beach is 1 1/2 inches
This beach has been enhanced with oysters.
This beach has a large population of Manila clams. There are also some native littleneck clams and eastern softshell clams on this beach, but they are not as abundant as the Manila clams.
Harvest Area Map
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DIRECTION TO SITE
From the south, follow Highway 101 to Quilcene and turn right at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road. Follow Linger Longer Rd. about one mile to the WDFW parking area on the left.
From the north, follow either Highway 101 or Center Road to Quilcene and turn left at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road; follow about one mile to the WDFW parking area.
See beach map for specific detail.
to this point
There are two connected parking lots for the Quilcene Bay Tidelands, both accessed from Linger Longer Road. Due to issues with a sinkhole, the southern parking lot has been blocked off to car access. Harvesters are strongly encouraged to access the tidelands using the trail that leads east down the slope from the southern parking lot. Sticky mud below the slope of the northern lot can be very treacherous. From the northern lot, walk south past the boulders blocking the connector road between the two parking lots and down the gravel embankment. Follow the hard packed path out to the tidelands; don't stray outside the marked path or you'll end up in soft mud.
A vault toilet is located at the northernmost of the two small parking lots. There are no trash receptacles at this site. Please pack out your garbage. From the southernmost of the two parking lots, walk down the embankment and follow the marked path out to the tidelands; don't stray outside the marked path or you'll end up in soft mud. Private tideland boundaries adjacent to the WDFW tidelands are marked with white fiberglass posts.
FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
Kiosk at Quilcene Tidelands