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Olympic Coast National Marine SanctuaryOlympic Coast regulations prohibit disturbing wildlife in the sanctuary by operating aircraft below 2,000 feet above ground level, within one nautical mile of the coast and offshore rocks and islands. Failure to maintain a minimum altitude of 2,000 feet above ground level over such waters is presumed to disturb marine mammals or seabirds (15 CFR Part 922.152).
Sanctuary boundaries extend from the mouth of the Copalis River to Koitlah Point at Neah Bay. Takeoff and landings at Copalis Beach airstrip are unaffected.
Click here for an "excerpt" of the FAA Seattle Sectional Aeronautical Chart (excerpt is not intended for navigational purposes).
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Learn more about Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary regulations.