Overview of Mukilteo State Park

Mukilteo State Park

Mukilteo State Park
Washington
USA West

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Site Review by
 Jim Morrison
Date: 02/23/2002

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jim Morrison Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Hansville Reef:    3.00
State:   WA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    3.00
Diving:   40 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   1000 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00

Evaluation

*Average:    3.51
Mukilteo State Park, just south of the Mukilteo Lighthouse. (and also about 1/4 mile south of the Ferry Landing). We entered from the sandy area of the parking lot half way between the launching ramp and the bathrooms. Two of my tech diving friends dove to 218 feet! The bottom drops off quickly, and is wall-like just south of here. We went south in considerable (but workable) ebbing current, then turned around in the "Rocky" area. The current lessened or quit in deeper water. It was windy on the surface above us. Bottom type varies depending on location and depth. The so-called wall is straight out from the rest rooms and if you don't find it keep looking going south. There is a small wall at 40' then a little south of that a bigger wall at 67 feet. People say the wall erodes and produces fossils, but I haven't found any yet. I saw a few sand dabs, numerous star-fish, crabs, sculpin, shrimp and one big old moon snail. In season, divers harvest large quantities of shrimp here at night, but you have to be skillful or experienced to get the fast little devils! Excellent place to execute a deep dive, good access all year. Currents can be tricky, especially nearer the point at the lighthouse. Since boats can launch here in summer, stay away from the ramp. But in winter when no boats launch here, look for octopus holes under old concrete debris adjacent to and straight out from the launch ramp.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    1.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    4.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    1994
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    3.00
 
 


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