Search for Purple Varnish clams in Siletz Bay at low tide during our Clamming Exploriences. Discover all the tips and secrets to finding these delicious treats.
Guided by our local expert, travel to the mudflats of Siletz Bay at low tide. Our guide will provide an overview of Oregon’s clamming regulations, harvest methods, identification, cleaning, and cooking techniques. Armed with expert information, enjoy the hunt and see how many clams you can dig up.
Each clammer is allowed a limit of 72 Purple Varnish clams to take home. Clamming Exploriences last approximately one to two hours. This program is free and registration is not required.
Clamming Explorience attendees should meet at the gravel pullout in the Cutler City District just north of the former Bay House Restaurant, on the west side of Highway 101. Travel south on Highway 101 in Lincoln City, through the traffic signal at SW 51st Street, cross the Schooner Creek Bridge and go past the asphalt-paved Schooner Creek wayside parking area. Park at the next gravel pullout south of the wayside.
For clam diggers 12 years or older, bring:
*NOTE: Materials and supplies should be purchased prior to attending the Explorience.
We have yet to set an Exploriences schedule for 2021.
Contact our local expert, Cameron Rauenhorst, who would be happy to answer any questions you might have in regard to clamming on the Oregon Coast.
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For Clamming Explorience dates, time and directions, contact the Explore Lincoln City office at 541-996-1274.
Discover Lincoln City's Exploriences program, a series of free, hands-on learning events led by local experts. Not only will you enjoy a richer experience during your visit, you'll also be eligible to get some "members only" benefits. Check out all of our Exploriences.