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Griffiths-Priday State Park - Copalis River Spit

Southwest Washington > Long Beach Area
47.1141, -124.1771 Map & Directions
Length
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
40 feet
Highest Point
25 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
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  • Wildlife
  • Coast
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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On a stretch of Washington coast known for its beach-driving, Griffiths-Priday State Park is a welcome respite for walkers. The natural spit features low sand dunes that are protected as a wildlife refuge bordered by Conner Creek on one side and the Copalis River on the other. Continue reading

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Hiking Griffiths-Priday State Park - Copalis River Spit

On a stretch of Washington coast known for its beach-driving, Griffiths-Priday State Park is a welcome respite for walkers. The natural spit features low sand dunes that are protected as a wildlife refuge bordered by Conner Creek on one side and the Copalis River on the other.

The dunes and beach are equal attractions here. Walk to the far side of the picnic area and find the trail beyond the tables. You'll soon pick up the wide trail alongside Conner Creek through the grassy dunes. Enjoy this mile-long walk. Look for bald eagles and other shorebirds here and enjoy the views of Copalis Beach and the ocean from various perches on the dunes.

You are not heading for this beach, but for a much more private one north of the outlet of Conner Creek. Once you're there, you can walk for 1.5 miles along the crashing surf to the tip of the spit where the Copalis River meets the sea. From there you are sure to experience solitude and, on a clear day, views of Copalis Rock poking out of the Pacific.

Griffiths-Priday State Park - Copalis River Spit

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Co-ordinates: 47.1141, -124.1771 Open in Google Maps

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Getting There

Griffith-Priday State Park is located 21 miles northwest of Hoquiam on the Pacific coast. From Hoquiam, head north on SR 109. After 21 miles, turn left on Benner Road and drive a short distance to the park.

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Southwest Washington > Long Beach Area

Washington State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

USGS Copalis Beach & Moclips

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