Ocean City State Park Car Camp

Experience the coastal beauty of the Ocean Shores area on a weekend car camp at Ocean City State Park, with a day hike around Damon Point on Saturday and on the sandspit of Griffith-Priday State Park on Sunday, camping Saturday night at Ocean City State Park.
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Experience a weekend beach car camp at Ocean City State Park, with a day hike around Damon Point on Saturday, a day hike through nearby Griffith- Priday State Park on Sunday and camping Saturday night at Ocean City State Park.  Registration for the car camp is by registering for both the September 7 Ocean City State Park day hike and the September 8 Griffith-Priday State Park day hike.  All participants in the car camp are expected to camp with the group Saturday night in the three reserved adjacent campsites at Ocean City State Park. Prepaid camp fees will be shared equally by car camp participants. Leader permission is required to assure compliance with the signup procedure.

We will meet at 10 AM Saturday at the entrance booth to the Ocean City State Park campground, set up camp (if the campsites are available then), eat a trail lunch and then drive to Damon Point to start the hike there.  After that hike we can spend some time sightseeing in Ocean Shores on the way back to our campsites.  After camp is set up, we will have a camp dinner followed by smores around the campfire and be able to walk to the beach to watch the sunset before retiring for the night.

Sunday morning we'll have a camp breakfast before breaking camp and driving to Griffith-Priday State park to hike to the end of the sandspit and back.  After returning to the cars, we'll have lunch at the nearby Green Lantern Tavern, known for its good food, before driving home.

Register for the day hikes by clicking on the green buttons below:

Saturday 9/7 Damon Point Hike

Sunday 9/8 Griffith-Priday State Park hike