Shine Tidelands State Park
Located at the entrance to Squamish Harbor, just north of Hood Canal Bridge, Shine Tidelands State Park makes a peaceful stop on a Hood Canal or Kitsap Peninsula road trip.
This little day-use park offers fishing and crabbing, and its shoreline is popular with kayakers and beach walkers. A small wetland on the property offers excellent birding. Low tide brings out oysters and clams, which makes the park popular with shellfish harvesters.
Shine Tidelands State Park is a 249-acre day-use park with 5,000 feet of tideland along Bywater Bay.
Picnic & day-use facilities
The park provides four unsheltered picnic tables, available first come, first served. Fires are not permitted on the beach or on park property.
Water activities & features
- Fishing (saltwater)
- Oyster harvesting
- Beach exploration
- Bird watching
- Wildlife viewing
- Fires are not allowed on beach or park property.
- A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
- All Department of Fish and Wildlife rules apply in the park.
The park allows for primitive hand-launching of personal watercraft. There is no fee.
Shine Tidelands became part of the Washington State Park system in 1967. The park property was formerly a portion of the Wolfe Property, named after original owners Elmer and Sophia Wolfe.