TOKELAND, WA – Nestled on the North rim of scenic Willapa Bay in Tokeland, Washington Shoalwater Bay Casino is the best kept secret on Washington’s South Beach. Their beach offers all kinds of recreation, from surfing to sand castles and of course the fishing, crabbing and clam digging are fantastic. Willapa Bay is a nature lovers paradise. See elk, deer, a dozen of different bird species including bald eagles and peregrine falcons, and the occasional porcupine and bear.
The Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation was created by Executive Presidential order on September 22, 1866. A 355 acre piece of land was set aside by the order for “Miscellaneous Indian purposes”. The reservation was set aside with the intent that these last holdouts would have their own reserved lands for fishing, shellfish harvesting, and hunting. Today, the descendants of these people make up the enrolled members of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe.