GRIFFITHS-PRIDAY OCEAN STATE PARK
I had read that Griffiths-Priday is usually deserted and,
indeed, when I visited on a sunny August day the park had no
visitors besides my family. Part of the reason must be that
you must wade across a small river to reach the beach. The
river keeps cars away - you'll often find cars driving on
nearby beaches. Also, the town of Copalis Beach at the park
entrance is a very sleepy place.
But the beach is marvellous. It's part of the fifty miles stretch
of sandy ocean beaches in Grays Harbor County. The Copalis
River bounds the north end of the park, and in August you can
wade through the river. Across the river to the north is the
Copalis State Airport, where small planes land on the sand,
and Copalis Rock.
Note: A new bridge has been built over Connor Creek, just to
the south of the top photo here. So it is easier now to access
WA State Parks
by Bob Kelly
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