Sequim Bay State Park
Discover the northern Olympic Peninsula at Sequim Bay State Park!
Set in one of the driest micro-climates west of the Cascade Mountains, Sequim Bay hosts a stretch of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT), a 120-mile, multi-use recreation trail that extends from Port Townsend west to the Pacific Ocean.
Approximately half those trail miles are paved, while the remaining miles are unimproved or under construction. The trail crosses a high bridge completed in 2016 to allow salmon passage in the stream below. Trail users will enjoy passage over the smooth, graded span. The park also is a hit with the boating crowd. Big docks, offshore moorage and RV sites that accommodate watercraft make Sequim Bay a particularly boat-friendly park.
Ramblewood is a rustic retreat center with a commercial kitchen and sleeping space for 60 people. A lighted underpass beneath Highway 101 leads to tennis courts and ball fields on the south side of the park. Visitors can head to nearby Sequim and Port Angeles for picnic gear, shopping sprees, lattes and restaurant meals.
Sequim Bay State Park is a year-round, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coast in the Sequim "rain shadow," just inside Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula.
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.
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Picnic & day-use facilities
The park provides three kitchen shelters, one with electricity, plus 10 sheltered and 15 unsheltered picnic tables. Facilities are reservable. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
The upper kitchen shelter is near swings, horseshoe pits, and a tunnel that connects to a baseball field and tennis courts. It can accommodate up to 40 people. Two lower shelters have a view of Sequim Bay. One is small and accommodates up to 10 people. The other can accommodate up to 40 people and has electricity. Park staff recommends carpooling as parking is limited.
- 2.5 miles of hiking trails
Water activities & features
- 424 feet of moorage
- Oyster harvesting
- Personal watercraft use
- Watercraft launch
Other activities & features
- Baseball field
- Basketball court
- Beach exploration
- Bird watching
- Horseshoe pits (2)
- Interpretive activities
- Softball field
- The park offers one field available for softball, baseball, and soccer. Soccer nets are available. A tennis court is also available.
- The Olympic Discovery Trail is a paved county-maintained trail that travels from Port Angeles through the park.
- 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 website.
- Printable park brochure (PDF).
Located on Puget Sound in Jefferson County, Sequim Bay State Park offers 424 feet of moorage, six moorage buoys and a watercraft launch.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:
- An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or
- An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
- A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit. A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 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.
Latitude: 48° 2' 26.98" N (48.0408) Longitude: 123° 1' 30.01" W (-123.025)
The park has 45 standard campsites, 15 full-utility sites, 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.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
Reservations & fees
For the past century, the word "Sequim" was believed by many to mean "quiet waters." In 2010, a tribal linguist who is an expert in the study of dying languages determined the translation was wrong. The correct translation of "Sequim" is a "place for going to shoot," a reference to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley's once great elk and waterfowl hunting.