Griffiths Priday Ocean State Park

Griffiths Priday Ocean State Park

Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park is a marine park with saltwater shoreline on the Pacific Ocean and freshwater shoreline on the Copalis River. he Copalis Spit natural area, a designated wildlife refuge, is also part of the park. Griffiths-Priday Ocean State Park is about 21 miles from Hoquiam on State Route 109 with a boardwalk which crosses low dunes to the broad, flat beach. Their is no camping at this park, which does have day use picnic tables and a ramada. The great thing about this park is that it is somewhat out off the main path and since it has no camping it is a bit more isolated. When you want to get away from the crowds this is a great spot to try. A short walk to the beach which is really wide and flat will let you enjoy some of the favorite activities, beach combing, long walks, building sand castles and kite flying are just a few suggestions. You will have to wade across the river which isn’t too bad during the summer, but this natural barrier keeps cars off the beach from the south. As with most beaches in Grays harbor and Western Washington in general is come prepared for some cool weather no matter how sunny and warm it might be at the moment. Across the river to the north is the Copalis State Airport, where small planes land on the sand, and Copalis Rock.