|Ocean City State Park|
|North Jetty (Point Brown)|
|Sewage Treatment Plant|
|Cement Water Tower|
|Interpretive Center Woods|
|Fire Station Pond|
Ocean City State Park is located on the west side of Highway 115 just south of the Quinault Indian Resort. The road is well marked and easy to find.Hot Spots
The ponds hold Swans (winter), Pied-billed Grebe, Green Heron (late spring and summer), ducks, Sora (summer), and yellowlegs (migration). Trees and bushes throughout the park can produce Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chicakee, Bushtit, Bewick's and Winter Wrens, Varied Thrush (winter), Hutton's Vireo, Yellow-rumped Warbler (fall through spring), Spotted Towhee, Fox Sparrow (winter), Song Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow (winter), Dark-eyed Junco, and Purple Finch.Best Time
Any time can be good for this spot.Ocean Beach
DirectionsThe beach can be accessed from 5 locations along Ocean Shores Blvd: Damon Road, Chance a la Mer, Pacific Street, Ocean Lake Way, and Taurus Blvd.
Birds of the areaWestern, Glaucous-winged, Glaucuous-winged/Western hybrid (our most common gull and often referred to as olympic gull), Heerman's (summer and fall), Mew (winter), Ring-billed (winter), Herring (winter), Thayer's (winter), and California (fall). Sanderlings are often found following the waves and during migration large flocks of peeps can often be seen.
Best timeFalling tide or early morning. Before the crowds and sun gets in your eyes. Bread and popcorn can often be used to bring gulls in for a closer look.
The Ocean Shores Golf Course comprises two separate parcels of land. The first just south of Chance A La Mer on the East side of Ocean Shores Blvd. The other larger one is located between Point Brown Ave and Dolphin Ave south of W Chance a la Mer.Hot Spots
Canada and White-fronted Geese, ducks, and shorebirds. Sandpiper, golden-plovers, godwits, and curlews.Best time
Early in the morning, high tide, or stormy weather.Jetty
DirectionsAt the southern end of Ocean Shores Boulevard. Ocean Shores Boulevard runs along the western edge of most of the peninsula.
Loons; Sooty Shearwater (summer and early fall); Brown Pelican (summer and fall); Surf and White-winged Scoters; Black-legged Kittiwake (fall through spring); Caspian Tern; Common Murre; Pigeon Guillemot; Rhinocerous Auklet; Black Turnstone (late July through May); Surfbird (late July through April); Wandering Tattler (mid-April through May, late July through mid-October); Rock Sandpiper (early October through mid-April); Double-crested, Brandt's, and Pelagic Cormorants; and Mew (late August to May), Herring (September to May), Western, and Glaucus-winged Gulls)Best time
Morning before the afternoon sun.Sewage Treatment Plant
DirectionsLocated on East Ocean Shores Boulevard. Take Ocean Shores Boulevard to the Jetty then follow the road as it heads east and turns into East Ocean Shores Boulevard.
Open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday but you can walk around the outside any time of day.Hot Spots
Three ponds in plant.Birds of the area
Lapland Longspurs (mid-September to mid-November); Snow Buntings; ducks; shorebirds; gullsBest time
During storms and high tide.Game Range
DirectionsThe Game Range can be reached via paths on the north and south sides of the Sewage Treatment Plant. Park off Ocean Shores Boulevard near the fence. You can also access the Game Range via the Damon Point parking lot by walking south or west.
Loons; alcids; Brown Pelican; scoters; raptors; Pectoral and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (late Sept. to mid-Oct.; plovers; yellowlegs; Whimbrel; Marbled Godwit; Red Knot; Western, Least and Baird's Sandpipers (fall, rare); dowitchers; Horned Lark; American Pipits; Lapland LongspurBest time
1 or 2 hours before or after high tidePerkins Lake
DirectionsFrom Marine View Drive take Torrisdale St. Drive behind the Community Club swimming pool park by the nature trail.
Hot SpotsAnywhere along the trail around the lake.
Birds of the areaNorthern Flicker; Black-capped Chickadee; Bushtit; Bewick's and Marsh Wren; Yellow-rumped Warbler (winter); Common Yellowthroat (summer); Spotted Towhee; Fox Sparrow (winter); Song and Golden-crowned Sparrows (fall through spring); Dark-eyed Junco
Grebes; wigeon; Ring-necked Ducks; scaup; Hooded and Common Merganser