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Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park
Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park
GRIFFITHS-PRIDAY OCEAN STATE PARK
GRIFFITHS-PRIDAY OCEAN STATE PARK
Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park is a 364-acre marine park with 8,316 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Pacific Ocean and 9,950 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Copalis River. The park extends from the beach through low dunes to the river, then north to the river's mouth. The Copalis Spit natural area, a designated wildlife refuge, is also part of the park.
History of the Area
The park owes its existence to Judge Griffiths, who in the late 1800s purchased the original 117 acres that he willed at his death to be made into a park for everyone's enjoyment. Griffiths stipulated that the park be named Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park, a combination of his surname and the name of his foster parents who brought him to America from England as a child.
Camping
The park has no camping.


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Picnicking
Day-use accommodations include one kitchen shelter with electricity reservable by calling Ocean City State Park at (360) 289-3553. The park offers 10 unsheltered picnic tables, two windscreens with three picnic tables each and a playfield.

The parking area includes space for 37 cars and three non-camping RVs. The park has a restroom facility.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 11 Beware of Stickers by CharMsSpice
WEAR SHOES IN THE GRASS/PICNIC AREA! DO NOT walk barefoot, or let your dogs walk across the grass. We took our dogs to this beach last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. We basically had the entire park to ourselves. HOWEVER, the reason we think no one goes there is because of the thousands upon thousands of STICKERS in the lawn you have to cross to get to the trails to the beach. Our dogs could not walk a single step across the grass without getting numerous stickers in their pads and between their toes. The stickers are painful and had to be pulled out with every step they tried to take. Finally, we just carried our dogs (70 and 75 lbs) across the lawn to/from the sand. We had hundreds of those pesky stickers stuck to the bottoms of our shoes. Miserable to get out. The beach itself was great.


Area Campgrounds
Ocean Mist Resort
2781 State Route 109
Ocean City, WA
360-289-3656
Weather Forecast, (98536)

Directions
Located 21 miles northwest of Hoquiam, Wash., on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

From Hoquiam: Go north on SR 109 for 21 miles. At Copalis Beach, at the sign for Benner Rd., turn left (west).

USA Parks
USA Parks
Washington
Washington
The Coast Region
The Coast Region
Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park
Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park