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Sequim Bay State Park
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Sequim Bay State Park © U.S. Department of Energy from United States / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Sequim Bay State Park © U.S. Department of Energy from United States / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Sequim Bay State Park © Robert Ashworth from Bellingham, WA., USA / CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Bike camping in Sequim Bay State Park
Sequim Bay State Park © Terri Stewart / CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sequim Bay State Park
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269035 U.S. 101
Sequim, Washington   98382
(lat:48.0401 lon:-123.029) map location

Phone: 360-683-4235
Reservations: 888-226-7688
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.
Nature of the Area
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.
History of the Area
"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.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
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 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.
1. Sequim Bay State Park offers a variety of swimming options.
2. The park features 4900 feet of saltwater coast for open water swimming in the bay.
3. There are no designated swim areas, so swimmers can enjoy any part of the coastline they prefer.
4. Lifeguards aren't typically on duty; therefore, visitors should exercise caution while swimming and supervise children closely.
5. Water temperatures vary throughout the year with warmer conditions during summer months making it ideal for swimsuits or wetsuit use depending upon personal comfort levels.

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.
Anglers can enjoy saltwater fishing, targeting species like salmon and steelhead. Freshwater enthusiasts may find cutthroat trout in nearby streams.

The park provides two kitchen shelters, without electricity, plus 20 sheltered and 15 unsheltered picnic tables. Facilities are reservable.

The upper kitchen shelter is near swings, horseshoe pits and a tunnel that connects to a baseball field and tennis courts. The lower shelter has a view of Sequim Bay. Both shelters individually accommodate up to 40 people.

To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
In the Pacific Northwest, there's a park offering various cycling options. Be aware of steep terrains and sharp turns.

The Olympic Discovery Trail passes through this area; it is paved for smooth biking experiences but requires vigilance due to occasional wildlife crossings.

Mountain bikers can explore forested trails with challenging inclines - ensure you have proper gear before venturing out on these paths.

For leisurely rides, try the campground loops which are relatively flat yet still require attention to pedestrians and other campsite activities.

Remember that weather conditions may affect trail accessibility so check forecasts prior to your visit.

Always wear appropriate safety equipment including helmets when enjoying any bicycling activity in this location.
1. Discovery Trail: This is a 26-mile long trail that runs from Port Townsend to Sequim Bay State Park, offering stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca.

2. Campground Loop Trail: A short but scenic loop around the campground area with interpretive signs about local flora and fauna.

3. Beach Access Trails: Several small trails lead down to the beach where you can explore tide pools or enjoy bird watching along this rocky shoreline.

4. Forest Nature Trail: An easy walk through lush forested areas featuring old-growth trees, ferns, mosses and other native plants; perfect for families with young children or those seeking a leisurely stroll in nature's beauty.

5. Overlook Point Pathway: Short steep path leading up to an overlook point providing panoramic views over Sequim Bay - great spot for photography enthusiasts!

6. Olympic Discovery Adventure Route (ODAR): Part of larger regional network connecting multiple parks across Washington state - offers more challenging terrain suitable for experienced hikers looking forward adventure amidst dense forests & rugged landscapes.

7. Tide Flats Boardwalk: Wooden boardwalk traversing marshy tidal flats teeming with marine life during low tides- ideal place wildlife observation especially birds.

8. Bell Creek Loop: Moderate difficulty level hike winding alongside Bell creek showcasing diverse ecosystems including wetlands, riparian zones etc., also connects park's camping sites making it popular among campers staying overnight at park.
Birdwatchers can spot Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons and Belted Kingfishers. Varied Thrushes are common in winter months. The park's diverse habitats attract a variety of bird species year-round.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 18 Family favorite by Mike
park review stars; one to five Have gone camping here for over 30 years with our family. We have many memories here, and are now having the next generation of our family camping and relaxing there.
May 10 A great place to play relax and harvest! by Dennis and Karen
park review stars; one to five Shrimping, Crabbing, clam digging, oysters, geo ducts, mussels, halibut, They have it all. It is our favorite park to camp. peaceful and beautiful, the park rangers are awesome! I just wish we could find their face book page, as they put our pictures on their page and we cant get to it!
July 13 Favorite Crab Fishing place by Theresa Cooper
park review stars; one to five We have camped in several of the tent sites, as well as the group site. Beautiful campground, great walking trails, boat dock and small marina for overnight boat storage. Great place for crab fishing with a boat, oyster, clam digging etc. My children and grandchildren love to see all of the sea life under the docks!
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