Clam, mussel, and oyster seasons OPEN for harvest January 1 through May 31, 2023 only.
Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands is recommended as a good alternative to Quilcene Boat Ramp.
Quilcene Boat Ramp is a small beach that fronts the parking area for the boat ramp and the Quilcene Yacht Club. It is a popular beach because of the easy access. All of the clam and oyster harvest on this beach occurs to the north of the boat ramp. This is a good beach for Manila clams. Native littleneck clams are also available on this beach as well as some butter clams.
Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands is recommended as a good alternative to Quilcene Boat Ramp. It has a much larger harvest area and more clam and oyster resources. The access for Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands is just north of Quilcene Boat Ramp on Linger Longer Road.
Quilcene Boat Ramp is located just north of the Coast Oyster plant and the Quilcene Marina. From the south, follow Highway 101 to Quilcene and turn right at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road. Follow Linger Longer Road about one and a half miles to the Quilcene Boat Ramp. The parking/access area is on the right.
From the north, follow either Highway 101 or Center Road to Quilcene and turn left at the Whistling Oyster Tavern onto Linger Longer Road; follow about one and a half miles to the Quilcene Boat Ramp. The parking/access area is on the right.
Parking is available in the dirt lot of the Quilcene Yacht Club directly above the tidelands.
There are no facilities at this site, but there are restrooms, showers, and a pay phone at the Quilcene Marina. There is a pit toilet at Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands.