Ocean City State Park RV & Campground Guide


About 70 miles west of Olympia in the state of Washington, this 170-acre coastal park offers modern, convenient campgrounds and lots of pristine sand on its beach. The outdoor recreation area was founded in 1993. It is one of the few state parks to allow guests to drive on the beach, making it very convenient for picnicking, fishing, and even scuba diving. The area sees a lot of rain, particularly in the winter, but the park stays open throughout the year, offering guests good reasons to break out their raincoats. When there aren't clams to dig, grey whales visit the coast, frequently close enough to see from shore.

Nearby Cities:

  • Ocean City, WA

  • Ocean Shores, WA

  • Hoquiam, WA

  • Westport, WA

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Spring 40-60 F
Summer 50-68 F
Fall 41-67 F
Winter 37-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Ocean City State Park

Campground Accommodations

Ocean City State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 40 feet

  • Other amenities: c=Coin-operated showers, toilets, fire pits, dump station

Ocean City State Park Campground

The perfect option for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the area, Ocean City State Park’s own campsite is conveniently located in the park and offers 29 full-hookup sites, as well as group accommodation for 20 to 40 people with two RV hookups. Fees for full-hookup campsites range from $35 to $50 per night, during peak season, which lasts from May 15 to September 15. The park also offers partial utility sites.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Call to inquire

  • Pet-friendly: Call to inquire

  • Other amenities: Picnic shelters, firewood sold at Welcome Center

Screamin’ Eagle Campground

This playfully named and highly rated campsite is the closest to the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Peninsula in the area. For $40 per night, you can get a full-hookup site tucked amidst grassy, natural terrain. Screamin’ Eagle welcomes horse riders and kite flyers alike, and they even have stables.

• Water hookup: Yes

• Electrical hookup: Yes

• Sewer hookup: Yes

• Wi-Fi: Unknown

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Other amenities: Free hot showers and camping supplies, firewood, ice, soda, toys, kites and a microwave at the campground office

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What to Do at
Ocean City State Park

Although there are some lovely walks through the dunes and pines, the beach is the park's heart. Beach combing is encouraged, and it's a fun place to bring a metal detector to hunt for buried treasures. Swimming, boating, and fishing are all a little more exciting in the ocean spray, and if you're looking for something different, you can always try digging for clams. The long stretch of beach and the sand dunes make for great birding, and the breeze makes the spot a favorite for flying kites.

Bring your boats, your flippers, and a pail for sandcastle-building. Ocean City State Park sets out to reinvent the beach day, and if you're particularly lucky, you can wave hello to a whale.

Inside Ocean City State Park

You can count on Ocean City State Park to give you endless options for fun and unique activities. From digging up razor clams to freshwater fishing, birding and horseback riding along the ocean, there’s bound to be something of interest for everyone in your party. In addition to the beach, there’s an amphitheater for outdoor events, an Interpretive Center near the Ocean Shores marina and interpretive signs throughout the park. There's also Duck Lake with facilities for launching boats and grassy areas that accommodate badminton, croquet and volleyball. You can rent horses at the Chance à la Mer and Oyehut beach entrances, or pick up a moped at one of several rental locations.

Fishing Fishing

There are plenty of fish to catch, notably salmon, halibut, and tuna near the park's shore. Guests are welcome to try their hand at surf fishing, and anglers can also take a boat out to get some distance from shore. In the autumn and winter, the park lets visitors shellfish for razor clams. You will need licenses and permits for fishing and shellfishing in Washington.

Geocaching Geocaching

The park has a few geocaches for adventurers to find, and it also hosts special geocaching challenges. Once you locate one, you can take a memento and sign the logbook.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

The beach is marvelous for birding and whale spotting. Sandpipers frequent the surf. In addition, there are always many kinds of gulls to watch, and in spring and fall, you will encounter all kinds of migratory birds passing through the area. You can also see visiting grey whales or a pod of orcas with a pair of binoculars from shore. Since the park allows guests to drive cars onto the beach, you can even comfortably bird watch from your vehicle during the colder seasons.

Stargazing Stargazing

As an ocean-front park in a relatively remote area, the park has excellent stargazing. It does rain a lot, particularly in the winter, so if you hope to spend some quality time under the night sky, the summer months are probably your best bet.


The park features a long beach but also dune environments with various grasses. In addition, the campgrounds are in a beautiful coastal pine forest.

Hiking Hiking

The park has roughly a mile of trails linking the campground loops to the beach. Paths travel through rolling dunes and coastal pine forests. They're very family-friendly, and they lead to around 3,000 feet of shoreline, which is also great for walking.


Guests are welcome to bring their watercraft, and the area is popular with kayakers. Visitors should be careful on the water and be aware of the tide. There is a $7 launch fee, but that's waived for guests who've already paid for a campsite.

Swimming Swimming

Swimmers are welcome to use the beach to wade and swim in the ocean. The Pacific can be chilly, and the summer temperatures average in the high 60s. The area is also open to scuba exploration, though the park warns swimmers of all kinds to be careful, wary, and practice proactive safety measures.

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How to Get to
Ocean City State Park

From Olympia, take US-101 North for roughly seven miles, then keep left to merge onto WA-8 West. Continue when WA-8 West turns into US-12 West and follow to Aberdeen. Turn left onto Wishka Boulevard, and in roughly half a mile, turn right onto Alder Street. Alder Street turns into Sumner Avenue, which turns into Riverside Avenue, and Riverside turns into Levee Street. Continue through to Levee Street and turn left on WA-109 North. Stay on WA-109 for about 16 miles, then turn left onto State Route 115. The park entrance will be on your right after roughly one mile, and the first turn on the left leads to parking and the ranger station.

Entering Ocean City State Park

Daytime parking is $10. If you plan to stay multiple days or visit multiple Washington State Parks, the $30 season pass may be a good investment.

Ocean City State Park Daily Parking Pass : $10.0

Ocean City State Park Annual Parking Pass : $30.0

Regardless of how you choose to spend your time during your visit to Ocean City State Park and the surrounding area, you’re sure to have a blast. We’d love a glimpse of the memories you create here! Be sure to tag RVshare.com in your photos and/or send them to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions About Ocean City State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Ocean City State Park?

This coastal park sees a lot of rain, and summer is the driest season. Summer is also a great time to see grey whales in the area. However, visiting in late autumn and winter is worth the rain if you're interested in harvesting razor clams.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Ocean City State Park?

On land, you may see deer and plenty of migratory birds. Since the park has a beach, you can also spot seals, otters, and grey whales.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Ocean City State Park?

The park offers dozens of RV-friendly camping spots, some with full hookups. The campground is open year-round.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Ocean City State Park and what is the cost?

You should reserve a site at least a day in advance, but you can secure one 11 months ahead online. Since only 29 sites offer full hookups, reserving your chosen spot is highly recommended. Full hookup sites cost $45 per night.

Are pets allowed at Ocean City State Park?

Pets are welcome in Ocean City State Park and allowed in the campgrounds and on the trails. However, they must be on a leash, and you are responsible for cleaning up after your four-legged companions.