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 covered pavilion located at the west end of SW 51st St in the Historic Taft neighborhood.
For clam diggers 12 years or older, bring:
*NOTE: Materials and supplies should be purchased prior to attending the Explorience.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 2 PM
Friday, May 12, 2023 @ 12 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023 @ 10 AM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 @ 8:30 AM
Saturday, July 8, 2023 @ 10 AM
Friday, July 21, 2023 @ 9 AM
Please be mindful as you clam and practice beach safety. Always face the ocean, be wary of beach logs and debris, protect wildlife habitat, and keep small children and animals near you at all times. For more beach safety tips, visit the Oregon Parks and Recreation website.
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.
Abigail DeYoung is a native Oregonian and has a genuine love for the natural world. She jumps at the chance to take people out walking and hiking in the gorgeous coastline she calls home. Abigail has a general biology degree and finished her degree at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. While a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association of Interpretive Guides, Abigail has enjoyed working in our woods and shores.
Contact our local expert, who would be happy to answer any questions you might have in regard to crabbing on the Oregon Coast.