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Cama Beach: Explore Low-Tide, Camano-August 2023

August 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

meredith and moon snail
Meredith, State Parks Interpretive Specialist holds a moon snail for the first time. It was discovered by a 10 year old Park guest.
The public is invited to Cama Beach State Park to explore and learn about the species that live in the minus-tide zone (when the tide falls below 0 feet) to see the species that are only revealed on the rare and spectacular lowest tides of the year. Sponsored by Cama Beach Foundation in partnership with Sound Water Stewards and Cama Beach State Park.


August Dates: August 1, 2, 29, 30**
** indicates special low tide with seining and aquarium

Cama Beach offers an easy slope to the eelgrass bed toward the south. 

August 30 is a special low-tide event where Cama Beach Foundation volunteers use a sein net to gently bring fish to the water’s edge where small children can use a hand-held net to capture fish and invertebrates and then put them in buckets which are carried up to the seawall where fishes are put into an aquarium for all to see up close. Plus a touch tank!

Meet at the gap in the sea wall. 

Green anemone with white stripes
Moonglow anemone (Anthopleura artemesia)
collage by Mary Gage


Species seen on the minus-tide beach walk at Cama Beach State Park in July 2022; photo by Mary Gage, Class of 2022


August 1, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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1880 W Camano Dr
Camano Island, Washington 98282 United States
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