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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 9 (ADMIRALTY INLET)
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Oak Bay County Park

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OAK BAY COUNTY PARK
250400

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

Clams open April 1 through July 31

Oysters open April 1 through July 31

Proposed 2014 clam and oyster seasons:

clams open April 1 through June 30 

Oysters open April 1 through June 30

HARVEST PROFILE

This beach has been enhanced with clams

The clam digging area at Oak Bay is east of the small boat ramp at the end of the access road. Native littleneck clams and Manila clams can be found in the mid-high tidal zone from the boat ramp to the jetty. Butter clams, horse clams and cockles are also found in this area in the mid-low tidal zone. This is a popular geoduck beach. The best digging is on the extreme low (-2.5 feet or lower) portion of the wide tide flat between the boat ramp and the jetty.

Oyster information

DIRECTION TO SITE

To reach Oak Bay County Park 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 about two miles to Port Hadlock. Turn right onto Oak Bay Road and proceed for about one and a half miles. Look for the sign on the left for the access roads to Oak Bay County Parks (Cleveland Street/Portage Way). Take a left onto Cleveland Street/Portage Way and immediately stay right at the Y onto Portage Way until you come to the beach. If you don't take the right onto Portage Way, Cleveland Street will lead you to an upland section of Oak Bay County Park that is not accessible from the beach area. There is parking along the road as well as at the end of the 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. Take a right at the four-way stop and continue about two miles to Port Hadlock. Turn right onto Oak Bay Road and proceed for one and a half miles. Look for the sign on the left for the access roads to Oak Bay County Parks (Cleveland Street/Portage Way). Take a left onto Cleveland Street/Portage Way and immediately stay right at the Y onto Portage Way until you come to the beach. If you don't take the right onto Portage Way, Cleveland Street will lead you to an upland section of Oak Bay County Park that is not accessible from the beach area. There is parking along the road as well as at the end of the road.

Map to this point  

PARKING INFORMATION

Please note that vehicle access and parking may be limited to the south end of Portage Way near the restroom and kiosk due to storm damage. 

FACILITIES
There are vault toilets, a car-top/kayak boat ramp, and R.V. camping at Oak Bay County Park. The upland section of the park also has campsites, a playground and restrooms.

Beach information last updated: December 31, 2013 @ 3:05pm

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.