Irondale Beach Park

Port Hadlock, Washington

This park actually consists of two parts: the Chimacum Creek Tidelands owned by the WDFW to the North, and the Irondale Beach Park, owned by Jefferson County Parks and Recreation to the South. Through a partnership we are able to provide one incredible natural and recreational resource for the enjoyment of the public. Irondale Beach Park is the former site of the Irondale Mill. This incredible historic park is wonderful to explore. You can see the ruins of the old Mill, and also walk along a beautiful beach.

An organized and well established group, the Friends of Irondale Beach Park, cares for this park. The group also cares for the WDFW Chimacum Creek Tidelands area to the North. Regular park clean-up days are held. For more information or to volunteer at Irondale Beach Park, contact Matt Tyler at 385-9129.

Huge sandy beach lagoon, Natural views, Beach walking, Birdwatching, Clamming and Fishing. Access to mouth of Chimacum Creek. Access to historic site of the old Irondale Mill. Kayak launching area. Picnic table, Portable toilet.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Irondale Beach Park is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 4th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Irondale Beach Park

Port Hadlock, Washington

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Puget Soundkeeper Alliance updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

This park actually consists of two parts: the Chimacum Creek Tidelands owned by the WDFW to the North, and the Irondale Beach Park, owned by Jefferson County Parks and Recreation to the South. Through a partnership we are able to provide one incredible natural and recreational resource for the enjoyment of the public. Irondale Beach Park is the former site of the Irondale Mill. This incredible historic park is wonderful to explore. You can see the ruins of the old Mill, and also walk along a beautiful beach.

An organized and well established group, the Friends of Irondale Beach Park, cares for this park. The group also cares for the WDFW Chimacum Creek Tidelands area to the North. Regular park clean-up days are held. For more information or to volunteer at Irondale Beach Park, contact Matt Tyler at 385-9129.

Huge sandy beach lagoon, Natural views, Beach walking, Birdwatching, Clamming and Fishing. Access to mouth of Chimacum Creek. Access to historic site of the old Irondale Mill. Kayak launching area. Picnic table, Portable toilet.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Irondale Beach Park is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 4th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Washington Department of Ecology BEACH program tests water quality at salt water swimming beaches every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day for enterococcus bacteria. This is a fecal indicator bacterium that has been shown to have a high correlation with swimmer related illnesses. Three samples are collected at knee depth from across the beach to give an average and more accurately represent the risk of swimming at the beach.

The samples are then delivered to a state-accredited laboratory for analysis and results are available within 24-36 hours.

During the sampling period, Puget Soundkeeper regularly updates the Swim Guide to reflect the most current information.

Sample results are also shared on the Department of Ecology BEACH program website: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/coastalatlas/Tools/BeachClosure.aspx

More information about sampling protocols is available here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/eap/beach/program.html

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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