Freshwater Bay County Park totals 21.07 acres and has 1,450 lineal feet of public tidelands. Seclusion can be found in a little known area of the Park; the five-acre picnic area is naturally landscaped with Western Red Cedar and ferns, located on the bluff above the bay.
Park users enjoy fishing, boating (small boats 17' or smaller), beachcombing, crabbing, birdwatching, and picnicking. Upper picnic area, restrooms, and covered picnic shelters are open May 15 through September 15 only. The lower picnic site, concrete launch ramp and beach access areas are open all year round. The Park is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca 10 miles west of Port Angeles off State Highway 112 and 3 miles north on Freshwater Bay Road.
Freshwater Bay is an ideal, tranquil location to launch kayaks and small boats. Once on the protected bay, it is quite common to come face-to-face with any number of marine mammals, i.e. river otter, orca, harbor seals, dolphins, whales, etc. Wildlife can be spotted at the pond across the road from the Park entrance. Access to the east entrance of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources' Striped Peak Recreation Area is also available.
For more information, call the Clallam County Parks, Fair and Facilities Department 360-417-2291.