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Griffiths-Priday State Park

Southwest Washington Coast, Washington

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  • View north across Copalis River from Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • View north across Copalis River from Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Day use picnic area in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Day use picnic area in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Day use picnic area in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • View looking east from Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Day use picnic area in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • View north adjacent to Connor Creek in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • View south of the footbridge over Connor Creek in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Footbridge at Heath Road in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Footbridge at Heath Road in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • View north along Connor Creek in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Copalis Beach in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Copalis Beach in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Copalis Beach in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • American beachgrass (Ammophila breviligulata).- Griffiths-Priday State Park
  • Copalis Beach panorama in Griffiths-Priday State Park.- Griffiths-Priday State Park
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Pros: 
Large day use picnic area and shelter. Bird watching. Access to Copalis Beach and spit.
Cons: 
No beach access from the picnic area.
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Region:
Southwest Washington Coast, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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Dominated by the Copalis River tidal estuary, open marsh, shore pines and beach dunes, Griffiths-Priday State Park makes for an ideal daytime getaway and hike along the 1.5-mile long Copalis Spit.

Located off of Benner Road, the park's day use area features restrooms, dozens of picnic tables and grills, and a large picnic shelter that is perfect for a family or group gathering. From here, Connor Creek has cut-off access to Copalis Beach, which can be accessed one block south on Heath Road via a footbridge, but it does provide access via the trail onto the spit.

Known for its "beach-driving," few people drive as far north as Copalis Spit, so there is more solitude than many of the other beaches situated along Washington's North Beach. The spit is also the best location for spotting any number of the seasonal birds that make this preserve home, including bald eagles, western sandpipers, and great blue herons.

Note: The picnic shelter can accommodate up to 50 people and can be reserved by calling 360.289.3553.

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