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Ocean City State Park
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Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
Ocean City State Park © Ray Ortiz
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148 State Route 115
Hoquiam, Washington   98550

Reservations: 888-226-7688
Ocean City State Park is a year-round, 170-acre camping park, featuring ocean beach, dunes and dense thickets of shore pine. Migratory birds may be viewed at the park, and beachcombing is a popular activity.
Nature of the Area
The area is part of the Pacific Flyway for migratory birds and is adjacent to the migratory route of gray whales and other sea mammals.

A creek stained various colors by algae and shore plants separates the beach from dunes. Wildflowers, including buttercups, wild strawberry and lupine color the beach grasses. Dense shore pine hugs tidelands and surrounds fresh and saltwater marshes. The park offers an excellent example of coastal wetlands and dune succession.

The area has an annual average rainfall of 100 inches.
History of the Area
Native Americans traveled over the flat and wide beach and early settlers carried supplies from Aberdeen to Minard's Landing by crossing the peninsula to Oyhut, traveling north on the beach. Although necessary for survival back then, fishing and clamming are now recreational pasttimes at the park.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Camping Fees : Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations). An additional $1 per night is added to the basic camping fees listed below at this high-use park. Basic camping fees are:

Standard campsite, $15.

Utility campsite, $21.

Primitive campsite (accessible by motorized/non-motorized vehicles) and for water trail camping, $10

An additional $3 fee (standard) or $5 fee (utility) may be charged for select premium campsites at some parks.

Maximum eight people per campsite.

Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.

Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.

More about park hours : Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Length of stay: you may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31. Campsite Information : The park has 149 tent spaces, 29 utility spaces, one dump station, four restrooms and six showers. The utility sites provide electricity. Loop four sites may also have water and sewer. Maximum site length is 50 feet (may have limited availability). There are three primitive campsites, each with a picnic table and campfire pit. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Group Accommodations : The park offers two group camps that accommodate 20-30 tent campers each. RVs cannot enter the group camp areas. Up to four vehicles are allowed in the group camp parking lots. Additional vehicles may park in the nearby parking lot and are subject to an additional vehicle parking fee. Group camp rental fees vary with the size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Anglers can enjoy surf fishing along the beach, with common catches including perch and flounder. Razor clam digging is also popular.

The park provides four sheltered and ten unsheltered picnic tables. The parking lot accommodates 100 vehicles.

NOTE: Nearby Griffiths-Priday State Park has a reservable picnic shelter for groups of up to 50 people. For reservations call the park at (360) 289-3553.
1. Weatherwax Trail: This is a 0.8-mile loop trail that offers scenic views of the park's diverse ecosystem, including wetlands and old-growth forests.

2. North Bay Trail: A moderately challenging 4-mile round trip hike through dense forest with occasional glimpses of Duck Lake on one side and Pacific Ocean on the other.

3. Damon Point Hike: An easy flat walk along sandy beaches for about four miles round-trip offering panoramic oceanic vistas, bird-watching opportunities, as well as chances to spot wildlife like deer or seals in their natural habitat.

4. Hidden Pines Nature Trail Loop: Approximately half-a-mile long nature trail featuring interpretive signs detailing local flora & fauna; perfect for families with young children or those seeking an easier hiking experience within lush greenery without straying too far from campgrounds.

5. The Interpretative Beach Walks: Guided by Park Rangers during summer months providing insights into marine life found at low tide pools alongside beach trails stretching across several miles.

6. Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area Trails: Located near southern end of Ocean City State Park these are series of interconnected paths winding around Oyhut Canal ideal for leisurely walks while observing waterfowl species inhabiting this area.

7. Dunes Walking Pathway: Short but picturesque pathway running parallel to sand dune formations leading towards beachfront, suitable even for wheelchair users due its level terrain.

8. North Jetty Coastal Access Route: Roughly two mile trek starting from campground areas heading westward till jetty structure where hikers can enjoy stunning sunset views over crashing waves.

9. South Forest Exploration Track: Unmarked path meandering deep inside coastal rainforest zone allowing adventurous explorers chance encounter rare plant varieties thriving under canopy cover.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 28 Some Beach...Somewhere...9/8-9/11 by JOJO
park review stars; one to five Beautiful campground and the best camp hosts in the world. Bring Jeannette and Mic back! This is my happy place!
June 7 Camping here for years by B
park review stars; one to five Between my family and my boyfriends we have been camping here for 30 yrs and its a great camping area, you can walk to the beach but not much good food in town and the staff where you check in are rude
September 22 by titop
park review stars; one to five
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Ocean Mist Resort
2781 State Route 109
Ocean City, WA
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Located on the coast one-and-a-half miles north of Ocean Shores on Hwy. 115.

From Hoquiam: Drive 16 miles west on SR 109, then turn south on SR 115 and drive 1.2 miles to the park.

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