DNR-59 (Hood Canal)

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

Access to this beach is by boat only. DNR-59 (Hood Canal) is accessible by boat only. There is no upland access to this beach.

Harvest profile

Most of the substrate on this beach is sand. There are horse clams, cockles and possibly geoducks present on this beach. Oysters are not 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.

DNR-59 is boat access only. There is no upland access. DNR-59 is about 200 yards east of W.R. Hicks County Park , but the property between the two sites is private. Please do not trespass (see beach map). Approximate GPS coordinates to the the middle of DNR-59 are: 47.865o N, 122.655o W.

Nearest boat ramps: W.R. Hicks County Park (located on Shine Road), the ramp at the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge, and Salsbury County Park (located on Wheeler Street, west of Port Gamble). Salsbury County Park ramp is the better of the three ramps and has a dock. The ramp at the Hood Canal Bridge is useable at nearly all tides, but has limited parking.


None. There is a vault toilet at W.R. Hicks County Park 400 yards to the west. There are also restroom facilities at Salsbury County Park.

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