SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES
Clams and oysters open year-round
Pacific oysters, eastern softshell, Manilas and cockles can be found here.
Harvest Area Map
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DIRECTION TO SITE
to this point
Driving directions: From Raymond/South Bend, follow US 101 south towards Long Beach to Pickernell Creek (at milepost 37.7)
Access:The Nemah site may be accessed by boat or by land at Pickernell
Creek off Highway 101. The gravel turnout on the west side of Highway 101 just
south of Pickernell Creek (at milepost 37.7) may be used for parking.Harvesters access the beach area from the
north side of Pickernell Creek.Once on
the beach you will see a point of land about 1/4 mile north.You
are asked to walk beyond this first point before clamming to avoid any
trespassing conflicts with nearby private clam ground.Once you reach this point of land the whole
area to the north is open for public harvest.
Location: Second class tidelands lying in front of, adjacent to, or abutting
upon Government Lots 5, 6, and 7, Section 3, and Government Lots 1, 2, and 3,
Section 4 Township 12 north, Range 10 west, W.M.: Government Lots 1, 2, 3, and
4, Section 34, Section 27, and Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 Section 28, Township 13
north Range 10 west, W.M. lying easterly of the Nemah Oyster Reserve and
easterly of privately owned tidelands tracts. The southern boundary of this
public tideland area starts north of Pickernell Creek and continues north
approximately 3-1/2 miles.
Boundaries: From mean high water west to the eastern boundary of private
tidelands tracts and the Nemah Oyster Reserve. Be aware that some private
tideland boundaries fall very close to the shoreline, especially near the
southern boundary of these public tidelands. The area directly in front of the
gravel turnout is private land.In this
area the adjacent landowner has only marked portions of their privately
owned shellfish bed with white plastic stakes. Private tidelands are found on
both sides of Pickernell Creek. Please respect private property and avoid
harvesting in this area.
No camping allowed at this site.
There are no sanitary facilities provided at or near this site. Think ahead.
Nearest boat launch is located at Palix River or Bay Center.
FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
For additional information call WDFW Region 6 headquarters (360) 249-4628 or Pacific County Department of Community Development (360) 875-9356.