English Boom

Clam, mussel, and oyster seasons OPEN for harvest year-round.

Harvest profile

This is a silty, muddy beach.  Eastern softshell clams are the primary species present, though not in large numbers.


On Camano Island, take Highway 532.  Turn north on N. Good Road.  N. Good Road veers left and becomes Utsalady Road.  Follow Utsalady Road for approximately one mile.  Turn right (north) on Moore Road and follow it to English Boom.


Limited parking available.


Informational kiosk, covered picnic table, ADA trail, and beach trail.

Fun facts

During the 1920s and 1930s, the park was once a logging boom owned by the English Lumber Company.  Trees were hauled to the water, tied together and pulled by tug to sawmills.  Island County purchased the parkland in 1997.

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