Freeland County Park

WDFW Beach Season Information

Clam, mussel, and oyster season OPEN for harvest October 1 through May 31 only.
WA Department of Health (DOH) classified Freeland County Park as Conditionally Open with an annual HARVEST CLOSURE from June 1 through September 30 each year. 

WDFW shellfish seasons indicate the specific times of year when harvesting is permitted. Before heading to the beach, please also check the Department of Health (DOH) information below which is related to health of the shellfish and may be updated daily. To harvest on this beach, it must be both during the WDFW approved season and approved by the DOH.

Harvest profile

There is good digging for butter clams, Manilas and varnish clams in the gravel to the west of the launching ramp. Varnish and Manilas tend to occur higher on the beach, while butter clams occur in good numbers at lower tidal elevations in the gravel area next to the ramp. Manilas can also be found in the rockier ground on the point as the beach wraps around the headland to the west. Varnish clams are abundant in the sand on the east side of the launching ramp. Oysters are not expected to be common at this location.

Beach map
Disclaimer: Map areas identify approximate public property boundaries and should not be considered legal property boundaries. Many of these public beaches have no upland entrance and must be accessed by boat. Please respect adjacent private property. This map is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy of this map is not guaranteed.

Do not use restroom sinks to clean or rinse shellfish. Sand causes septic system failure. Please use provided shellfish cleaning station.