DNR-47 (Hood Canal)

WDFW Beach Season Information

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

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.

Access to this beach is by boat only. DNR-47 (Hood Canal) is accessible by boat only. There is no upland access to this beach.

Harvest profile

Not much is known about clam populations on this beach but harvest opportunities on DNR-47 should be very similar to DNR-48 which is located about 200 yards to the north. This beach is rocky like DNR-48, and digging may be difficult. It should be productive for butter clams, native littleneck clams and horse clams in the middle to low intertidal zone. A good technique for digging butter clams in rocky substrate is to target individuals or small groups of butter clams by looking for the oval siphon holes that indicate their presence. This method takes less time and energy than random digging. A wide tined potato fork works well for digging butter clams in rocky substrate.

This may be an excellent oyster beach.


DNR-47 is boat access only. There is no upland access to this beach. DNR-47 is about 350 yards long from boundary to boundary. The north end of the beach is about 200 yards south of DNR-48. The southern boundary is just north of a small un-named point. The approximate GPS coordinates to the midpoint of DNR-47 are:47.4828o N, 123.0416W. It is recommended that harvesters use these coordinates as the best landmark for this beach and stay near this area to avoid trespassing.

Nearest boat ramps: Triton Cove State Park ramp (located about six miles south of Brinnon on Highway 101) is about eight miles by boat from DNR-47. Please note there is a fee to use the boat ramp at Triton Cove State Park.


None. There is a vault toilet at Triton Cove State Park and facilities for boaters at Pleasant Harbor Marina.