Sequim Bay State Park - Washington

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Park Overview

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.


For the past century, the word "Sequim" was believed by many to mean "quiet waters." In 2010, a tribal linguist who is an expert in the study of dying languages determined the translation was wrong. The correct translation of "Sequim" is a "place for going to shoot," a reference to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley's once great elk and waterfowl hunting

Park Features

This marine park with its calm bay and dry air, is popular with boaters. Other features include a tennis court, baseball field, horseshoe pits, beach combing, interpretive opportunities and the paved Olympic Discovery Trail.

Interpretive opportunities

A seasonal schedule is posted at the park.

Physical Features

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.


269035 Highway 101, Sequim, WA 98382


Located six miles east of Castle Rock, Wash., on Silver Lake in Cowlitz County.

From Sequim:

Drive three miles southeast on Hwy. 101.

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