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Clams other than razor clams, musselsAreas and seasons.

It is permissible to take, dig for, and possess clams and mussels for personal use from public tidelands year-round, except the following restrictions apply to the public tidelands at the beaches listed below:
(1) Ala Spit: All public tidelands of Ala Spit are open May 1 through May 31 only.
(2) Alki Park: Closed year-round.
(3) Alki Point: Closed year-round.
(4) Bay View State Park: Closed year-round.
(5) Belfair State Park: Open year-round.
(6) Blake Island State Park Marina: Closed year-round.
(7) Blowers Bluff North: Closed year-round.
(8) Brown's Point Lighthouse: Closed year-round.
(9) Budd Inlet: All state-owned tidelands of Budd Inlet south of a line drawn due west from the southern boundary of Burfoot Park to the opposite shore near 68th Avenue N.W. are closed year-round.
(10) Cama Beach State Park: Closed year-round.
(11) Camano Island State Park: Closed year-round.
(12) Chimacum Creek Tidelands (Irondale Beach Park): Public tidelands south of the main Chimacum Creek channel are closed year-round.
(13) Chuckanut Bay: All tidelands of Chuckanut Bay north of the BNSF Railroad trestle are closed year-round.
(14) Coupeville: Closed year-round.
(15) Dave Mackie County Park: Closed year-round.
(16) Des Moines City Park: Closed year-round.
(17) Discovery Park: Closed year-round.
(18) DNR-142: Closed year-round.
(19) DNR-144 (Sleeper): Closed year-round.
(20) Dockton County Park: Closed year-round.
(21) Dosewallips State Park: Open year-round only in the area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach.
(22) Dosewallips State Park South: Closed year-round south of the line defined by boundary markers on the beach.
(23) Drayton West: All public tidelands of Drayton Harbor are closed year-round, except tidelands identified as conditionally approved by the department of health and defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach are open February 1 through October 31.
(24) Dungeness Spit and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge Tidelands: Open May 15 through September 30 only.
(25) Eagle Creek: Open July 1 through July 31 only.
(26) East San de Fuca: Tidelands east of the Rolling Hills Glencairn Community dock are closed year-round.
(27) Evergreen Rotary Park (Port Washington Narrows): Closed year-round.
(28) Fay Bainbridge Park: Closed year-round.
(29) Fort Flagler State Park: Open May 15 through August 31 only, except that portion of Rat Island and the spit west and south of the park boundary is closed year-round from two white posts on the north end of the island at the vegetation line south to the end of the island.
(30) Freeland County Park: Open March 1 through May 15 only.
(31) Frye Cove County Park: Open May 1 through May 31 only.
(32) Fudge Point State Park: Closed year-round.
(33) Garrison Bay: The tidelands at Guss Island and those tidelands at British Camp between the National Park Service dinghy dock at the north end and the park boundary at the south end are closed year-round.
(34) Gertrude Island: All tidelands at Gertrude Island are closed year-round.
(35) Golden Gardens: Closed year-round.
(36) Graveyard Spit: Closed year-round.
(37) Hoodsport: Tidelands at Hoodsport Salmon Hatchery are closed year-round.
(38) Hope Island State Park (South Puget Sound): Open May 1 through May 31 only.
(39) Howarth Park: Closed year-round.
(40) Illahee State Park: Open April 1 through July 31 only.
(41) Indian Island County Park/Lagoon Beach: From the jetty boundary with Port Townsend Ship Canal east to the beach access stairs on Flagler Road near milepost 4 open August 15 through September 15 only.
(42) Kayak Point County Park: Closed year-round.
(43) Kitsap Memorial State Park: Closed year-round.
(44) Kopachuck State Park: Open June 1 through July 31 only.
(45) Lent Landing (Port Washington Narrows): Closed year-round.
(46) Liberty Bay: All state-owned tidelands in Liberty Bay north and west of the Keyport Naval Supply Center are closed year-round.
(47) Lincoln Park: Closed year-round.
(48) Lions Park (Bremerton): Closed year-round.
(49) Lofall: Closed year-round.
(50) Long Point West: Closed year-round.
(51) Lower Roto Vista Park: Closed year-round.
(52) Manchester State Park: Closed year-round.
(53) March Point Recreation Area: Closed year-round.
(54) McNeil Island: All tidelands on McNeil Island are closed year-round.
(55) Meadowdale County Park: Closed year-round.
(56) Mee-Kwa-Mooks Park: Closed year-round.
(57) Monroe Landing: Closed year-round.
(58) Mukilteo State Park: Closed year-round.
(59) Mystery Bay State Park: Open October 1 through April 30 only.
(60) Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge: All state-owned tidelands of the Nisqually River delta south of a line drawn from Luhr Beach boat ramp to Sequalitchew Creek are closed year-round.
(61) North Beach County Park: Closed year-round.
(62) North Fort Lewis: Closed year-round.
(63) North Tabook Point: Closed year-round.
(64) Oak Bay County Park: Open May 1 through May 31 only.
(65) Oak Harbor Beach Park: Closed year-round.
(66) Oak Harbor City Park: Closed year-round.
(67) Old Mill County Park (Silverdale): Closed year-round.
(68) Olympia Shoal: Closed year-round.
(69) Oyster Reserves: Puget Sound and Willapa Bay state oyster reserves are closed year-round except as follows:
(a) North Bay: State-owned oyster reserves and contiguous state-owned tidelands south and east of the powerline crossing are open May 1 through May 31 and September 1 through September 30 only.
(b) Oakland Bay: State-owned oyster reserves open year-round except in areas defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach.
(c) Willapa Bay - Long Island oyster reserve: Northwest side of Long Island between reserve monuments 39 and 41 and southwest side of Long Island between reserve monuments 58 and 59 are open year-round.
(70) Pat Carey Vista Park: Closed year-round.
(71) Penrose Point State Park: Open March 1 through May 15 only.
(72) Picnic Point County Park: Closed year-round.
(73) Pitship Point: Closed year-round.
(74) Pitt Island: All tidelands on Pitt Island are closed year-round.
(75) Pleasant Harbor State Park: Closed year-round.
(76) Pleasant Harbor WDFW Boat Launch: Closed year-round.
(77) Point Defiance: Closed year-round.
(78) Point No Point South: Closed year-round.
(79) Point Whitney Lagoon: Open January 1 through April 30 only.
(80) Point Whitney Tidelands (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): Open January 1 through March 15 only.
(81) Port Angeles Harbor: All public tidelands of Port Angeles Harbor and interior tidelands of Ediz Hook are closed year-round.
(82) Port Gamble Heritage Park Tidelands: Open January 1 through June 30 only.
(83) Port Gardner: Closed year-round.
(84) Port Townsend Ship Canal/Portage Beach: Open January 1 through July 31 only.
(85) Post Point: Closed year-round.
(86) Potlatch DNR tidelands: Open April 1 through July 15 only.
(87) Potlatch State Park: Open April 1 through July 15 only.
(88) Priest Point County Park: Closed year-round.
(89) Purdy Spit County Park: The southern shore of the spit from the boat ramp east to the southern utility tower near Purdy Bridge is open April 1 through April 30 only.
(90) Quilcene Bay Tidelands: All state-owned tidelands in Quilcene Bay north of a line drawn from the Quilcene Boat Haven to Fisherman's Point are closed to the harvest of clams year-round, except those state-owned tidelands on the west side of the bay north of the Quilcene Boat Haven are open April 1 through December 31, daily from official sunrise to official sunset only.
(91) Reid Harbor - South Beach: Closed year-round.
(92) Retsil: Closed year-round.
(93) Richmond Beach Saltwater Park: Closed year-round.
(94) Salt Creek Recreation Area: Closed year-round.
(95) Saltair Beach (Kingston Ferry Terminal): Closed year-round.
(96) Saltwater State Park: Closed year-round.
(97) Samish Bay: Public tidelands of Samish Bay between Scotts Point and an unnamed point on the shore (latitude N48.5745°; longitude W122.4440°) are closed year-round.
(98) Scenic Beach State Park: Closed year-round.
(99) Seahurst County Park: Closed year-round.
(100) Semiahmoo: Closed year-round.
(101) Semiahmoo County Park: Closed year-round.
(102) Semiahmoo Marina: Closed year-round.
(103) Sequim Bay State Park: Open April 1 through June 30 only.
(104) Shine Tidelands State Park: Open January 1 through May 15 only.
(105) Silverdale Waterfront Park: Closed year-round.
(106) Sinclair Inlet: All public tidelands of Sinclair Inlet west of a line drawn from the intersection of Bancroft Road and Beach Drive East northerly to Point Herron are closed year-round.
(107) Skagit Bay Estuary Wildlife Areas: All public tidelands of Skagit Bay Estuary Wildlife Area, Fir Island Farms Reserve Wildlife Area, Island Wildlife Area, Camano Island Wildlife Area and Leque Island Wildlife Area are closed year-round.
(108) South Carkeek Park: Closed year-round.
(109) South Gordon Point: Closed year-round.
(110) South Mukilteo Park: Closed year-round.
(111) Southworth Ferry Dock: Closed year-round.
(112) Spencer Spit State Park: Open March 1 through July 31 only.
(113) Taylor Bay: Closed year-round.
(114) Triton Cove Tidelands: Open July 15 through August 31 only.
(115) Twanoh State Park: Open August 1 through September 30 only.
(116) Walker County Park: Closed year-round.
(117) West Dewatto: DNR Beach 44A open July 1 through September 30 only.
(118) West Pass Access: Closed year-round.
(119) Willapa Bay: State-owned tidelands east of the department Willapa Bay Field Station and Nahcotta Tidelands Interpretive Site are closed year-round.
(120) Wolfe Property State Park: Open January 1 through May 15 only.
(121) Woodard Bay Natural Resource Conservation Area: Closed year-round.
It is permissible to take, dig for, and possess clams, cockles, borers, and mussels, not including razor clams, for personal use in Grays Harbor and Willapa Harbor year-round, except from state oyster reserves, which are closed to clam digging year-round.
It is permissible to take, dig for, and possess clams, cockles, borers, and mussels, not including razor clams, for personal use from the Pacific Ocean beaches from November 1 through March 31 only.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04-055 [77.04.055], 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 16-07-012 (Order 16-41), § 220-56-350, filed 3/4/16, effective 4/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.055, and 77.12.047. WSR 15-09-046, § 220-56-350, filed 4/10/15, effective 5/11/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 14-07-057 (Order 14-61), § 220-56-350, filed 3/14/14, effective 4/14/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020 and 77.12.047. WSR 13-06-034 (Order 13-44), § 220-56-350, filed 3/1/13, effective 4/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.020, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 12-07-011 (Order 12-31), § 220-56-350, filed 3/12/12, effective 4/12/12; WSR 11-09-073 (Order 11-66), § 220-56-350, filed 4/19/11, effective 5/20/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 10-07-105 (Order 10-64), § 220-56-350, filed 3/19/10, effective 5/1/10; WSR 09-06-042 (Order 09-27), § 220-56-350, filed 2/25/09, effective 5/1/09; WSR 08-07-003, § 220-56-350, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08; WSR 07-05-051 (Order 07-22), § 220-56-350, filed 2/16/07, effective 3/19/07; WSR 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), § 220-56-350, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; WSR 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), § 220-56-350, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; WSR 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), § 220-56-350, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; WSR 03-05-057 (Order 03-24), § 220-56-350, filed 2/14/03, effective 5/1/03; WSR 02-17-019 (Order 02-193), § 220-56-350, filed 8/9/02, effective 9/9/02; WSR 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), § 220-56-350, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02; WSR 01-06-036 (Order 01-24), § 220-56-350, filed 3/5/01, effective 5/1/01. Statutory Authority: 2000 c 107 § 7. WSR 00-16-091 (Order 00-134), § 220-56-350, filed 7/31/00, effective 8/31/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. WSR 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), § 220-56-350, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; WSR 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), § 220-56-350, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; WSR 98-06-031, § 220-56-350, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), § 220-56-350, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 96-11-078 (Order 96-44), § 220-56-350, filed 5/13/96, effective 6/13/96; WSR 95-12-027 (Order 95-46), § 220-56-350, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95; WSR 94-14-069, § 220-56-350, filed 7/1/94, effective 8/1/94; WSR 93-15-011, § 220-56-350, filed 7/8/93, effective 8/8/93; WSR 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), § 220-56-350, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; WSR 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), § 220-56-350, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; WSR 91-08-054 (Order 91-13), § 220-56-350, filed 4/2/91, effective 5/3/91; WSR 90-06-026, § 220-56-350, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; WSR 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), § 220-56-350, filed 3/16/89; WSR 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), § 220-56-350, filed 4/26/88; WSR 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), § 220-56-350, filed 4/21/87; WSR 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), § 220-56-350, filed 4/9/86; WSR 85-12-046 (Order 85-57), § 220-56-350, filed 6/5/85; WSR 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), § 220-56-350, filed 3/17/83; WSR 81-05-027 (Order 81-13), § 220-56-350, filed 2/17/81, effective 4/1/81; WSR 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-350, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80. Formerly WAC 220-56-082.]