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MISC. BEACH INFORMATION

Jefferson County | Region 6 Information

Marine Area 12 (HOOD CANAL)
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POINT WHITNEY TIDELANDS AND POINT WHITNEY LAGOON
270170

SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES

TIDELANDS SEASONS:

Clams CLOSED

Oysters open January 1 through June 30

LAGOON SEASONS:

Clams open January 1 through March 15

Oysters open year-round

 

HARVEST PROFILE

The lagoon and tidelands have been enhanced with clams.

The lagoon and the outer beach (Pt. Whitney Tidelands) both have Manila littleneck clams. The best spot on the outer beach is west of the pier, near the outlet of the lagoon. There are some native littleneck clams around the pier and elsewhere in sand and gravel substrate. There are butter clams present in the area around the pier.

There are oysters in the lagoon and on the outer tidelands. The average size for oysters is small and harvesters are reminded that there is a 2 1/2 inch minimum size. The highest oyster abundance is at the south end of the outer tidelands.

Harvest Area Map
Map of POINT WHITNEY TIDELANDS AND POINT WHITNEY LAGOON harvest area
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Oyster information

DIRECTION TO SITE

From the south, follow Highway 101 though the town of Brinnon and proceed north for about three miles. Turn right at the Cove RV Park and Grocery onto Bee Mill Road. Continue for two miles to the Point Whitney Shellfish Lab. There is ample parking at the end of the road west of the Lab.

From the north, follow Highway 101 south through Quilcene for about 8 miles and turn left at the Cove RV Park and Grocery onto Bee Mill Road. Continue for two miles to the Point Whitney Shellfish Lab. There is ample parking at the end of the road west of the Lab.

Map to this point  

FACILITIES
There are public restrooms on site and an information kiosk near the boat ramp. The boat ramp is often covered with sand and four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for launching boats here. There is a picnic table and fire/cooking ring at the north end of the parking lot. A Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass is required to park at this site.

FUN FACTS/OTHER INFORMATION
Kisok at Point Whitney
Kiosk at Point Whitney

Beach information last updated: February 07, 2014 @ 2:21pm

North Hood Canal

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

North Hood Canal Wolfe Property State Park Shine Tidelands State Park DNR-59 W.R. Hicks County Park Case Shoal DNR 57-B (Brown Point) Toandos Peninsula State Park South Zelatched Point DNR-57 North Tabook Point Silent Beach Southeast Dabob Bay East Dabob Dabob Broad Spit Bolton Peninsula Quilcene Bay WDFW Tidelands West Quilcene Bay Quilcene Boat Ramp Point Whitney Tidelands and Point Whitney Lagoon DNR-55 (Pulali Point) Seal Rock Forest Service Camp Ground Dosewallips State Park Pleasant Harbor Duckabush North McDaniel Cove South McDaniel Cove Triton Cove State Park South Tekiu Point (DNR-40) Scenic Beach State Park Kitsap Memorial State Park Salsbury Pt County Park Anna Smith Children's Park Silverdale Shoal (Clam Island) Silverdale County Park Triton Cove Tidelands Point Hannon

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.