The Sequim Bay State Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula. The bay has a small area of land called the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT), which is a 120-mile trail that people use for multiple recreational activities. About half of those trails are paved while the rest still are under construction. The trail crosses over the water on a high bridge that was made in 2016. The bridge allows salmon to pass in the stream below the bridge.
The park offers some great trails and it is big with the boating crowd. It has big docks and offshore moorage. It is also a great place for clamming, crabbing, oyster harvesting, and of course swimming. There are other activities that people love at the park visit the amphitheater, a baseball field, basketball court, beach exploration, bird watching, horseshoe pits, and softball field.
The history of the park and the name is an interesting one. Sequim was believed to mean "quiet waters", however in 2010 a tribal linguist determined that the translation was wrong and that it actually meant "place for going to shoot". This is in reference to the elk and waterfowl hunter.
The hours at the park are the same no matter what time of year it is. It is open from 8 am to dusk. Make sure to look out for the park closing on their website. They do periodically close the boat launch as well.