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Smelt Sands State Recreation Site

  COVID-19 Alert 05/15/20
COVID-19 Alert: Park is open to limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Beach Access
  • Fishing

COVID-19 UPDATE: Park is open to limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit.

An excellent whale watching and photography viewpoint. Walk the historic 804 Trail (.75 miles one-way with resting benches scattered along the way). The park is known for tidepooling, rock fishing and the yearly smelt run (smelt are small, silvery relatives of salmon). Breathtaking sunsets.