Freshwater Bay, Washington

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Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay offers a dramatic landscape and peaceful waters just minutes from Port Angeles, but a world away from busy civilization. Read More

  • Kayaking is a great way to see the dramatic beauty of Freshwater Bay 
  • The bay is a great spot for fishing and crabbing 
  • The shores are great for beach-combing and tide pool exploring at low-tide 
  • Freshwater Bay has a park on the bluff above the bay for picnicking and relaxation

What can I see and do at Freshwater Bay? 

  • Kayaking: With lushly forested cliffs and dramatic rock arches, kayaking is a great way to explore Freshwater Bay Washington. The bay is extremely shallow and has a small dock for kayaks and small boats only. 
  • Tide Pools: Because of the natural erosion of the bay and cliffs, low tide is a great time to visit the bay and explore the various creatures living in the tide pools. 
  • Fishing and Crabbing: The tides often sweep nutrient rich kelp and small fish into Freshwater Bay making this a feeding ground for bigger fish like salmon and halibut. 
  • Picnicking: Bring a book and a lunch. Escape to a secluded 5-acre picnic area naturally landscaped with Western Red Cedar and ferns, located on the bluff above the bay.

Where is Freshwater Bay, WA?

The Park is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, 10 miles west of Port Angeles, off State Highway 112. It is 3 miles north on Freshwater Bay Road.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Callam County Parks Department’s phone number is 360-427-2291