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Tools and basic techniques for digging razor clams

Map of Razor Clam Beaches

Beaches in Washington with razor clam fisheries include:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point. (see Map)

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor. (see Map)

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas. (see Map)

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips. (see Map)

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park.

April 23, 2018
Contact: Dan Ayres, (360) 249-4628

The 2017-18 Recreational Razor Clam
Season has come to an end

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) routinely closes the razor clam fishery in late May when the clams begin to spawn. State shellfish managers closed the fishery in late April this year after diggers harvested the allotted number of clams for the season, based on an annual analysis of the razor clam population.

The next season will begin in fall, when the clams have recovered from spawning and a new generation begins to grow beneath the sand.

WDFW will conduct an annual assessment of razor clam stocks over the summer and will announce a fall dig schedule on this website in September.

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The Washington Department of Health (DOH) monitors shellfish for a variety of contaminants, including biotoxins, pollution, and radiation. For more information on shellfish safety, visit DOH's recreational shellfish webpage.