Ocean City State Park Campground (Ocean Shores, WA)
After a fun-filled couple of days in Olympic National Park, we started the next major part of our trip: a drive down the entire Pacific Coast to San Diego. That means lots of camping interspersed with plenty of driving down US-101.
Our first stop was Ocean City State Park campground near Ocean Shores, WA.
Ocean City State Park is located right off of Washington Highway 115, much closer to the ocean than is US-101 at this point. The campground is a 5-minute walk from the beach and a short drive to Ocean Shores and another State Park or two.
For those driving US-101, it’s a little out of the way, but it got us where we wanted to be for as much of this trek as we could: by the ocean. Besides, it’s not like a few extra miles have ever stopped us on this journey.
We were able to procure a site with electric and water hookups, per our standard.
We had the good fortune of being located a 100 yard walk down a path from the only bath/shower house in our loop of campsites. Unfortunately, the bathrooms weren’t the greatest. For starters, they were dirty and rather musty. Then there was the lack of soap and a hand dryer that didn’t work very well.
The showers are pay showers, 50 cents for 3 minutes, which is quite cheap in the realm of pay showers.
Laundry & Wi-Fi
There are no laundry facilities or wi-fi at this campground.
While the other campsites we saw were quite nicely sized, our campsite was HUGE! We had a small group of trees that we were able to set the tent up in. The tent and picnic table were a good 60 or 70 feet from the truck.
While we can complain about the bathrooms, we certainly can’t complain about the sites. Unlike at Elwha, there was more than enough room, shade, and privacy for anyone, whether they’re in a tent or an RV.
The total price came out to $42.50 including tax and Washington’s $6 online booking fee, which we’ve discussed being ridiculous earlier. This is one of the most expensive campsites we’ve had, including on the rest of the journey down the Pacific Coast.