Cutts Island State Park

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

During seal pup season, pups will rest on the sandy beach during low tide. Visitors should keep a safe distance away from seal pups.

Access to this beach is by boat only. Cutts Island State Park is accessible by boat only. There is no upland access to this beach.

Harvest profile

This is a good beach is for butter clams. The best butter clam area is on the spit at the north end of the island. Native littleneck clams can be found in pockets of sand and gravel throughout the beach. Horse clams are also available on this beach. Oysters are not common at this location. 

Directions

Cutts Island State Park is boat access only. There is no upland access to this beach. Cutts Island is located about a half mile northwest of Kopachuck State Park.

Nearest Boat Ramps: The Horsehead Bay boat ramp, located about two and a half miles south of Kopachuck State Park on 36th Street NW, is about two miles by boat from Cutts Island State Park.

Facilities

None. Kopachuck State Park offers picnic areas, restrooms, kitchen shelters, hiking and fire circles.

Fun facts

Cutts Island is also known as Deadman's Island.

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