W.R. Hicks County Park

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

Harvest profile

This small beach is located between private tidelands on either side. Please respect private property, do not trespass and obey signage. The substrate is mostly sand and mud and supports limited numbers of horse clams, geoducks and cockles. There are also some butter clams where the substrate is rocky. Oysters are not common at this location. 


Coming west from Kitsap County, cross the Hood Canal Bridge and take the first left onto Shine Road. Proceed about one mile to the signed entrance to W.R. Hicks County Park. The park will be on the left.

When coming east on SR 104, take a right on Shine Road at the John L. Scott Realty Office. Proceed for about one mile to the signed entrance to the park, which will be on your right.


There is a vault toilet, launching ramp and small picnic area at W.R. Hicks County Park. The boat ramp is functional at a +5 foot tide height or higher and has very limited parking This ramp is not suitable for large boats or for use during low tides. This an an excellent place to launch a kayak.

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