SEQUIM BAY STATE PARK
Sequim Bay State Park is a year-round, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coast in the Sequim "rainshadow," just inside Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula. The bay is calm, the air is dry and interpretive opportunities await visitors. The name Sequim, which means "quiet waters," aptly describes the bay on the shores of which the park rests. Beachcombing is popular.
The park is open year round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in winter.
Summer: 8a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bears? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Otters? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Weasels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Quail? Snipes? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Octopuses? Oysters? Scallops? Sea Birds? Sea Cucumbers? Seals? Shellfish? Shrimp? Squid? Starfish? Cod? Salmon? Shark? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life
Sequim is in the heart of Washington's "rain shadow," a region with markedly less rainfall than that of the surrounding area. Sequim's average annual rainfall is 17 inches.
? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Yew? Alder? Apple? Maple? Rhododendron? Rose? Berries? Eel Grass? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed
"Sequim" is a Native American word for "quiet waters." Two natural overlapping sandbars protect the bay waters from the rough waves and currents of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. These same sandbars also protected the area from discovery by the first three expeditions that ventured into the Puget Sound.
Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Pay phone? Fire wood? Auto repair? Boat rental? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Marine supplies? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming
Ice is available at the park. The nearest airport is located in Port Angeles, approximately 30 miles from the park. A variety of services are available within a few miles of the park.
The park has 60 tent spaces, 16 utility spaces, three restrooms (one ADA) and three showers (two ADA). In the hookup loop, a few sites can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet. Dry camping areas can accommodate RVs up to 30 feet. There are two loops of forested, dry, camping sites, some very near the water. Several full hookup sites were recently removed to make the remaining sites more spacious. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group Accommodations: The park offers one group camp for tents only that accommodates up to 50 people. There also is a kitchen shelter and horseshoe pit. The group camp restroom is closed indefinitely, pit toilets are provided. The camp is available from May 15 to Sept. 15. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
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.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.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.
Camp Ramblewood Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a reservable rental facility for groups of up to 66 people. The ELC includes a lodge with fireplace and fully equipped kitchen, a sleeping lodge, three cabins, five adirondack sleeping shelters and an outdoor fire circle. Prices vary depending on size of the group. For information or reservations, call (360) 902-8600.
The park offers 424 feet of moorage and a watercraft launch.
A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit may be purchased at the park.
Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily and annual permits are available. For more information, call (360) 902-8844.