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.
Groups will feel welcome at two wooded group camps in walking distance of the shore. Also offered is Ramblewood Environmental Learning Center, 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.
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, for accommodating 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
Personal watercraft use
Other activities & features
Horseshoe pits (2)
A seasonal schedule is posted at the park.
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.
Located on Puget Sound in Jefferson County, Sequim Bay State Park offers 424 feet of moorage 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' 26.87" N (48.0408) Longitude: 123° 1' 23.88" W (-123.0233)
Latitude: 48° 2' 26.98" N (48.0408) Longitude: 123° 1' 30.01" W (-123.025)
The park has 48 tent spaces, 15 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.
The park offers one group camp for tents only that accommodates no more than 40 people. There also is a kitchen shelter and horseshoe pit. The group camp restroom is closed indefinitely, but pit toilets are provided. The camp is available from May 15 to Sept. 15.
Reservations & fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
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.