The Hood Canal attracts divers for its mild currents and interesting sea life that can be easily accessed by shore. Encounters with Giant Pacific Octopus and Wolf Eels are common in relatively shallow water and lingcod, rockfish, nudibranchs, crab and more are ever present.
Plant life gives spectacular color to underwater walls and rock structures. Typically, water temperature averages from a low of 45 degrees in the winter to a high of 50-60 degrees in the summer. We do not rent scuba equipment however are fully equipped to fill scuba air tanks.
Local Dive Shop: YSS Dive
FISHING & SHELLFISH
From open water trolling on the sound to throwing dry flies on small lowland lakes, there are plenty of fishing opportunities in the area. Trout in the spring, shrimp and crab in the summer and saltwater coho in the fall and winter- every season is fishing season in and around Hood Canal.
Local Fly Fishing Guide Service All-Waters
The resort has it's own private shellfish beach, which is open for guests to harvest their own clams and oysters. A valid WA. State shellfish license is required, and a low tide lower than 2.0 is preferable.
Oysters and clams are available year round at the resort.
The best time to harvest oysters is during a day time low tide lower than around 2ft or so. Best low tides are in the negative numbers which means the tide has receded beyond it's median tidal range exposing more shellfish for harvesting.
Mike's Beach U-Pick harvesting area is on the beach between the pier and cabin 8. Good rule of thumb is that the lower the water past the pier pilings the better the harvesting opportunities. When 4 pilings are exposed it's optimal, 3 is still good, 2 is tough and when the water is all the way to the first it means the tide is up and no harvesting can be done.
The resort is located in Marine Area: 12.
You can also download the Fish Washington app, which provides up-to-date fishing regulations on your mobile device.
We also offer wholesale oysters and clams for your restaurant via our on-site farm Olympic Oyster Co. For more information visit www.olympicoysterco.com
Recreational Fires/Fire pits
We offer hourly, half-day and full-day rentals for single kayaks as well as double kayaks. Oars and life jackets provided.
Breathtaking views of the Olympics included in every rental!
We offer free use of lawn games. Giant Jenga, Cornhole and Yardzee available.
Local guided tour company Hood Canal Adventures, less than a 15 minute drive north, offer guided kayak tours, wild edible walking tours, crab kayak packages and more.
Rentals now available in Hoodsport as well!
Clamber up the rugged trails, tiptoe through the quiet old growth forest, or careen through the pristine meadows of Olympic National Forest & National Park. Shoulder your pack and experience the sights and sounds of the vast wilderness home to some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the world. Ablaze with wildflowers in the spring, cool hidden swimming holes in the summer, a chance to see spawning salmon in the fall, and snow capped peaks in the winter, there is never an inopportune time to hike Hood Canal.
Closest entrances into the Olympic National Forest are: Hama Hama, Lake Cushman, Duckabush and Dosewallips. Use the link below to plan your hike!
Brinnon Visitor Center: (360)796-4350
Hoodsport Visitor Center: (360)877-2021
Story Trail, short nature walk featuring an outdoor book, great for kids!
While Mike's does not have a restaurant on-site, most of our units do offer self contained kitchenettes fully equipped for you to prepare the perfect meal. For those who want to skip time in the kitchen and experience local eats, see the link below for a list of quirky cafes, classic burgers, amazing local ice-cream and world class seafood on the canal.
Seafood lovers be sure not to miss a meal at the infamous Hama Hama Oyster Saloon just a couple minutes south of us
*check out the tourist attractions map for additional dining options*
Please use this link to check the current status of recreational fire restrictions at Mike's Beach Resort