Sequim Bay State Park is nestled on Puget Sound waters in a rain shadow thrown from the Olympic Mountains. Northwest Washington State. It’s a gorgeous part of the world. And Sequim Bay is dog-friendly!
If you’re driving to the Olympics with your dog, consider taking a break at Sequim Bay State Park. The Park has a clean campground, several picnic areas, hiking trails, moorage and water launch, and a little sandy beach.
Facts and Observations
About the Park
- Easy to find: Sequim Bay State Park is right off Highway 101, east of Sequim, WA.
- Reactive dog friendly: whenever I’ve been to the Park, all dogs were leashed (as required). There is plenty of space around picnic areas and campsites.
- Olympic Discovery Trail: 130 miles of trail runs right through the Park! No matter how long it takes to hike your dogs tired, you have the trail distance to do it.
- Discover Pass ($10 day, $30 annual): required for day use (but not needed if you’re camping.)
About the Campground
- The campground has three main loops (click here for campsite map): upper, lower and full hookup.
- The lower loop is quieter (farthest from the highway.) Spots 84, 85 and 86 have fencing on 2 or 3 sides (great for dogs!) 80 through 83 are lowest and closest to the water.
- The upper loop is closer to Highway 101 and you will hear traffic noises, especially in spots 47 through 64. But there are trees and shrubs blocking the bulk of the noise and sight so you won’t feel like you’re camping right on a highway shoulder.
- The full hookup loop has 26 spots snuggled up against the trees.
- Reservations can be made online or via phone (888-226-7688). Otherwise, it’s first come first serve.
What to Expect
Sweet water views from a number of camp sites. Camp sites 84, 85 and 86 have fencing on 2 or 3 sides (great for dog containment! And to keep everyone from tumbling down the hillside.)
Variable degrees of privacy with some sites nestled in the woods.
A short loop (more like a fish hook) for utility hookup, snug against the trees. Larger picnic and play area is across the road.
2.5 miles of trail hiking in the woods.
Olympic Discovery Trail running right through the park.
Boat launch, short pier, and a little sandy dog-friendly beach (on-leash.)
Several picnic areas, some spacious and sheltered with welcoming doggie bags.
A couple of single picnic tables with water views.
Dog-Friendly, Dog Approved.