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Hood canal's clear deep waters provide world-class oysters, clams, crab, shrimp, and salmon fishing, scuba diving, and miles of pristine shoreline for boaters, kayakers, whale watchers, beachcombers and lovers of nature.

Scuba tank fills
Scuba divers at Mike's
Staircase Hike
Hood Canal oysters
Kayaking on Hood Canal
Hood Canal Daisy
Shellfish Harvesting

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, except during spawning season. 

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. 

Shellfish harvesting at Mike's Beach Resort guide

Crabbing info link

Fishing info and rules and regulations link

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 Oyster Farm Tours, wholesale oysters for your restaurant and oysters by the dozen for our guests via our on-site farm Olympic Oyster Co.

For more information visit


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.


Hoodsport Dining 


Seafood lovers be sure not to miss a meal at the infamous Hama Hama Oyster Saloon just a couple minutes south of us 


Enjoy local flavors in Brinnon at the Crows Nest Bistro and Cafe with pizza, brews, and views overlooking Pleasant Harbor Marina, or savor hometown cooking and award-winning pie at the local fan favorite restaurant, The Halfway House Restaurant. Both spots offer delicious options and are just a scenic 15-minute drive north.


Crow's Nest Bistro and Cafe 




The Brinnon Halfway House 

*check out the local attractions map below for additional dining options*

Recreational Fires/Fire pits

Please use this link to check the current status of recreational fire restrictions at Mike's Beach Resort  

Mason County Burn Restrictions


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. 

Hood Canal Adventures 

Olympic Peninsula locals Captain Kelley & Chef Katherine take your crew cruising the Hood Canal in their restored 1969 36′ mahogany Grand Banks trawler for views, wildlife, & good times! Scenic cruises and dinner cruises available.

Olympic Oasis Charters 


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 in Hoodsport: YSS Dive 

Local Dive Shop in Brinnon:  JADE Scuba


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! 

Staircase Rapids 

Lena Lake 

Rocky Brook Falls 

Olympic National Forest map link


Great article about our closest entrance into the park


Don't miss these amazing local waterfalls

Brinnon Visitor Center: (360)796-4350

Hoodsport Visitor Center: (360)877-2021

Story Trail, short nature walk featuring an outdoor book, great for kids! 

Hoodsport Story Trail 

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