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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet)
SHOW DESCRIPTION ↓

CHIMACUM CREEK TIDELANDS (IRONDALE BEACH PARK)
250185

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open all year
Oysters open all year

HARVEST PROFILE

Harvest opportunities on Chimacum Creek Tidelands include good digging for butter clams along the tidal channel of Chimacum Creek and north of the tidal channel towards Kala Point. Native littleneck clams and horse clams are also found in this area. Eastern softshell clams can be found along the upper creek channel near the mouth.

Irondale Beach has good numbers of large native littleneck clams. They can be found just below the parking lot in areas of sand, gravel and broken brick.

Harvest Area Map
Map of CHIMACUM CREEK TIDELANDS (IRONDALE BEACH PARK) harvest area
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DIRECTION TO SITE

To reach the site from the west on Highway 104 take the Chimacum/Port Townsend/Quilcene exit (a left hand turn) and travel north on Center Road for about 10 miles to Chimacum. Go straight through the four-way stop and continue north about three miles through Port Hadlock on Irondale Road to Fourth Avenue. Take a right and follow Fourth Avenue for three blocks to east Moore Street. Take a right. East Moore Street is the access road for Chimacum Creek Tidelands and Irondale Beach. The boundary between the two beaches is about where East Moore Street enters the Chimacum Tidelands property (see beach map). Chimacum Creek Tidelands is to the left (north) and Irondale Beach is to the right (south). There is parking for Chimacum Creek Tidelands along the access road. At the present time there is no drive in access to Chimacum Creek Tidelands. Irondale Beach can be accessed from the access road or from the parking lot at the end of the the access road.

To reach the site from the east on Highway 104 from the Hood Canal Bridge take the Port Townsend/Port Ludlow exit (a right hand turn) and travel north on Beaver Valley Road (Highway 19) for about seven miles to Chimacum. Go straight through the four-way stop and continue north about three miles through Port Hadlock on Irondale Road to Fourth Avenue. Take a right and follow Fourth Avenue for three blocks to east Moore Street. Take a right. East Moore Street is the access road for Chimacum Creek Tidelands and Irondale Beach. The boundary between the two beaches is about where East Moore Street enters the Chimacum Tidelands property (see beach map). Chimacum Creek Tidelands is to the left (north) and Irondale Beach is to the right (south). There is parking for Chimacum Creek Tidelands along the access road. Irondale Beach can be accessed from the access road or from the parking lot at the end of the the access road.

Map to this point  

FACILITIES
There is a pit toilet and information signs at the Irondale Beach Parking lot. A habitat restoration project is underway for Chimacum Beach Tidelands. Changes in access and facilities may be forthcoming and will be posted on this web site as they occur.

Beach information last updated: June 14, 2012 @ 8:24am

Sequim/Port Townsend

For individual beach information, including harvesting seasons, click on the yellow squiggles below.

Sequim/Port Townsend Mystery Bay State Park Fort Flagler State Park North Beach County Park Fort Worden State Park South Point Wilson North Point Hudson Old Fort Townsend Chimacum Creek Tidelands DNR-409 South Diamond Point DNR-410 DNR-411 Port Williams DNR-411A Pitship Point South Pitship Point Sequim Bay State Park DNR-404A (Kinney Point) South Indian Island County Park Port Townsend Ship Canal East Oak Bay Oak Bay County Park Tala Shore Old Town Cline Spit Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge Tidelands Fort Ebey State Park

Yellow map areas (links) 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.