Ocean City State Park

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 beach combing is a popular activity.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

  1. Activities
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park provides four sheltered and ten unsheltered picnic tables. The parking lot accommodates 100 vehicles. 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.

Activities
Water Activities & Features
  • Clamming
  • Diving
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal watercraft

 

Other Activities & Features
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
Visitors may enjoy interpretive signs available throughout the park. The Ocean Shores Interpretive Center is located on the south end of Ocean Shores near the marina. It's open on the weekends from May 26 - June 30, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Thursday - Sunday from July 1 to Labor Day.

Additional Information
  • Loops one and two have grassy areas that accommodate badminton, croquet and volleyball.
  • Digging for razor clams is allowed in certain areas during specified seasons and times.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Rip currents, hypothermia, floating logs, and unexpected high waves may pose hazards for surfers, surf fishers, swimmers, and waders. Laws and hazards are posted on each beach approach.
  • Vehicle traffic is allowed seasonally on portions of the beach. Driving is allowed only on the uppermost hard-packed sand, and all the rules of the road apply, as on a public roadway. The speed limit on the beach is 25 m.p.h. All-terrain vehicles are not allowed in the park, on the beach, or dune areas.
  • Dogsledding with wheeled sleds is allowed on the beach.
  • The City of Ocean Shores has an 18-hole golf course.
  • Duck Lake is located in Ocean Shores and offers fishing, skiing and boat launch facilities.