SHELLFISH TYPES & OPENINGS/CLOSURES
Clams open May 1 through May 15 and September 1 through September 30
Oysters open year-round
This beach has been enhanced with clams.
This is a good beach for Manila clams, native littleneck clams, small butter clams and cockles. All four of these clam species can be found in a narrow band below the oyster beds. This band of clam habitat extends from southwest of the boat ramp east to the point (just west of the swiming area).
This is an excellent beach for oysters. The best spot for oysters is the west end of the park beach near the boat ramp in the "day use" portion of the park.
DIRECTION TO SITE
From the south (Shelton and Olympia) travel north on Highway 101. About 10 miles north of Shelton, look for the Highway 106 turnoff (to Belfair, Union, etc.) on your right. Proceed on Highway 106 for about 10 miles to Twanoh State Park. The day use park entrance is well marked on the highway and will be the first park entrance on the left side of the road.
From the north (Bremerton, Belfair) take Highway 3 to Belfair. Continue south through Belfair and take the Highway 106 exit (a right turn) and continue for about eight miles. Twanoh will be on the right. Access for the day use area is the second park entrance on the right. It is well marked on the highway.
From Tacoma travel north on Highway 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge for about seven miles to the Highway 302 exit. Follow Highway 302 through Purdy and continue west for about 15 miles to where Highway 302 ends at Highway 3. Take a right and continue for about two miles to the Highway 106 exit. Take a left on Highway 16 and continue for about eight miles. Twanoh will be on the right. Access for the day use area is the second park entrance on the right. It is well marked on the highway.
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Twanoh State Park has restrooms, showers, potable water, camping, a boat ramp, dock, moorage floats, a swimming area, a playground and picnic areas. There is also a concession stand in the summer time.
Beach information last updated: April 29, 2014 @ 8:26am