Wolfe Property State Park

Clam, mussel, and oyster seasons OPEN for harvest January 1 through May 15 only.

Please respect private property. Shellfish may not be taken from private beaches without the owner's permission. Parking is extremely limited. No parking is allowed along Seven Sisters Road or the southern edge of the parking lot. Please respect private property and all "No Parking" signs.

Harvest profile

This beach has been enhanced with clams and oysters.

This beach does not require a very low tide to access good clamming habitat. A plus 2 to 3 foot tide will expose enough of the beach. Good numbers of native littleneck clams and Manila littleneck clams can be found over most of the beach. Littlenecks prefer mixed sand and gravel substrate in the mid to upper intertidal zone. Harvesters are advised to dig in the planted clam area (see beach photo). Most of the southern half of Wolfe Property State Park beach receives regular WDFW plants of Manila clam seed. Some of the best clam digging is right in front of the access trail at the end of Seven Sisters Road. Butter clams are found in the lower intertidal zone. Horse clams are present in sand and mud throughout the lower intertidal zone. This is also a good beach for cockles which can be found on, or just under, the surface of the sand and mud throughout the extensive mud flat portions of the beach.

This is an excellent beach for oysters. Before 1990 there was only one small area where oysters occurred  but this now beach receives regular oyster seeding, which have aided the natural production of oysters on this beach. The best place for oyster is in the planted bed north of the Seven Sisters access (see beach photo).

Beach map
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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.
Directions

From the Kitsap Peninsula, travel west across the Hood Canal Bridge and take the first right onto Paradise Bay Road. Proceed north for about three quarters of a mile and turn right onto Seven Sisters Road. Follow Seven Sisters Road to the parking lot at the end of the road. The access to the beach is at the east end of the parking lot. Wolfe Property State Park is to the left of the access and Shine Tidelands State Park is to the right.

Parking

Note: Parking is extremely limited. This site is heavily utilized, especially during spring low tides, and the parking fills up very fast. Please respect private property and all "No Parking" signs. No parking is allowed along Seven Sisters Road or the southern edge of the parking lot. This is a county parking lot and you could be towed. It is advised that, if possible, you plan your harvest here on weekday low tides to avoid the pressure of the weekends. There is additional parking available at the adjacent Shine Tidelands State Park

Facilities

There are no restroom facilities at this site, but there is a port-a-potty at Shine Tidelands State Park which is a short distance away off of Paradise Bay Road near the intersection of Paradise Bay Road and SR 104. There are also seasonal restrooms and potable water at Salsbury County Park, which is just north of the Hood Canal Bridge on SR 104 near Port Gamble. If the restrooms are closed at Salsbury, there are  restrooms at Kitsap Memorial State Park which is located four miles south of Salsbury on Highway 3.

Fun facts

Wolfe Property State Park is excellent for walking and picnicking along the high tide line. There is excellent opportunity for bird watching here as well, especially in the winter.

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