Ocean City State Park RV & Campground Guide
Nestled on a peninsula jutting off the Washington state coast between the Pacific Ocean and North Bay, Ocean City State Park is a serene retreat offering magnificent shorelines. Visitors will also find beautiful dunes and thickets of shore pine. The park is just south of Olympic National Park and 70 miles east of Olympia. The nearest population centers include the aptly named Ocean Shores to the south and Ocean City to the north. Expect cool and partly cloudy summers and slightly cooler, wetter, and windier winters.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Ocean City State Park
If you’re looking for a convenient way to enjoy the natural beauty of Ocean City State Park, RVing is the perfect solution for you. Whether you’ve rented RVs for years or are considering this comfortable and affordable option for the first time, look no further than RVshare.
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
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.
Outside Ocean City State Park
Ocean City State Park might seem remote, but there are several places to explore in the region. Aside from the beautifully forested backcountry, there are some fascinating coastal cities. You'll find several dining and shopping options in Ocean Shores, which is two miles south of the park.
Bennet’s Fish Shack is an award-winning seafood restaurant. The full-service bar features microbrews, wine and spirits native to the Northwest.
Location: 105 W Chance a La Mer NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Unpretentious and absolutely delicious, Back Porch Smoked Meat & Cheese House serves deli-style food at its finest. If you’re a fan of anything smoked or you want a quick meal, this is the place for you.
Location: 861 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
The ambiance is cozy yet modern, and the menu is wide-ranging. At Ocean Beach Roasters, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as pastries and alcohol. What's more, the bistro is housed in a two-story house, where comfortable seating abounds.
Location: 841 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Ocean Pours Taproom is a premier local drinking establishment. They specialize in craft beers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Type: Beer hall
Location: 759 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
You won’t soon forget this gift shop with its iconic life-sized shark’s head entrance. In fact, the photo op in the shark’s mouth alone makes it worth the stop. Inside, you can find a wide selection of souvenirs and shark-related memorabilia. Many goods are locally made, and there’s a saltwater taffy bin for the kids.
Location: 695 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
This art gallery sells and displays a curated selection of works from local artists. In business since 2004, Fusions currently represents over 97 artists who work in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, photography, metals, pottery and candles. The proprietor and assistants are friendly and the wares truly one-of-a-kind.
Location: 834 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Flying Cats Gift Shoppe
This quirky store sells an eclectic range of specialty items. Their inventory includes everything from jewelry to honey and BBQ sauce. Their high-quality goods make great gifts, and the owners are knowledgeable and friendly.
Location: 749 Point Brown Ave NW #3, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
If you’re looking for a special way to honor a travel companion, Brenda of Artistic Floral Designs by Brenda has you covered. Brenda’s flower shop has accumulated rave reviews from locals and visitors alike. Customers praise her stunning floral arrangements, fair prices and willingness to go above and beyond. Brenda also creates custom wine and chocolate baskets to order.
Location: 280 Point Brown Ave NE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Beach Tyme Quilts
The owners are a couple who have created a phenomenal outlet for all your crafting needs. Not only do they sell fabrics and other quilting and sewing paraphernalia, but they also offer a selection of more general crafting supplies. They even teach classes.
Location: 873 Point Brown Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
The Coastal Interpretive Center is the place to go to learn more about the history of Washington’s coast. It’s staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who'll be happy to share their knowledge of the region with you.
Location: 1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Opened just a few years ago, Pacific Paradise is already a beloved spot for fun and games. It's not just a great place to bring kids as there’s something here for everyone. They offer mini-golf, bumper boats and plenty of arcade games.
Location: 767 Minard Ave NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
The North Bay Natural Preserve covers 1,215 acres of wetland streams and mudflats. Its rare topographical composition makes it one of the most well-preserved coastal mossy bogs left in the region. The large number of protected features contained within the park is further evidence of its special nature and another reason the park makes a worthy candidate for a day trip while you’re enjoying the area. You'll encounter animal species like the Olympic mudminnow and the Makah Copper butterfly, trees like the western red cedar and seven wetland ecosystems.
Location: Ocean Shores, WA 98569
An 18-hole golf course tucked neatly into the center of Ocean Shores, Ocean Shores Golf Course offers a challenging yet fun course. Seasoned golfers will appreciate the unique hybrid of a links-style course and a narrow, wooded route that features fir, hemlock and spruce trees.
Location: 500 Canal Dr NE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
How to Get to
Ocean City State Park
Regardless of the direction you're coming from, the park is accessible from State Route 115, which branches off of the more major State Route 109.
Entering Ocean City State Park
The park is open year-round. In the summer, the hours are from 6 a.m. to dusk; in the winter, the park is open between 8 a.m. and dusk.