Campgrounds In Olympic National Park 14 You Need To Check Out


Campgrounds in Olympic National Park

Camping Some Things to Know Before You Go:

Reservations: You can only make reservations at Kalaloch, Sol Duc, and Mora these are the only campgrounds that accept reservations in the summer.

All other campgrounds are first-come, first-served.

Payment is by cash or checks only. Most of the campgrounds are self-register so any charge for an overpayment cannot be made.

Group Sites:

You need reservations for the park’s two group campsites. Kalaloch: (360) 962-2271. Phone reservations only.

There is a 10 person minimum, 30 maximum, 7-day maximum stay, $40 a night up to 10 people, $2 per additional person.

Pit toilets, water, limited parking, no beach access. Sol Duc: Reserve at www.recreation.gov or call (877)-444-6777.

Organized groups only, 24 people and 8 stock maximum, 7-day maximum stay, $43 a night though the fee may vary by date. Vault toilets. The closest water is at the ranger stations.

Food Storage:

Birds, rodents, bears and other common wildlife learn to search for any available food or scented item. You need to protect your property to help us maintain healthy wildlife.

You can do this by securing your food, dirty dishes, garbage, and other smelly items. Please keep all of your food and scented items in the trunk of your car or in an animal-proof food storage locker when not in use.

Please do not leave any food, dishes, garbage or other smelly items unattended at your campsite. Keep your camp 24 hours a day!

Firewood:

If there is not any wood available for sale by concession services that are in campgrounds. Only dead and downed wood that is under 6″ in diameter within 100 feet of the campgrounds can be used. The wood must be collected below 3,500 feet.

Showers are not available in the campgrounds.

The campsites in the park-operated campgrounds are not equipped with any water or electrical hookups.

Most of the campgrounds have RV spaces that are limited to 21 feet or less. Some campgrounds have lengths up to 35 feet. There is more information available per campground at the park Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations.

Campsites with water and electrical hookups are available at the concession-operated Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and the Log Cabin Resort.

Please check road conditions, campground status, and the campground opening and closing dates before your visit.

Regulations

Pets are permitted on a leash (up to 6′) in campgrounds, picnic and parking areas, Rialto (to Ellen Creek) and Kalaloch beaches, Peabody Creek, Madison Falls, and Spruce Railroad trails only.

Pets are not allowed in the park buildings, other trails, or in the backcountry. Your pet excrements must be picked up and put in the trash receptacles.

Feeding wildlife is prohibited not only for the animal’s health but also for your safety.

Remember that hunting or disturbing wildlife is prohibited in all of the National Parks.

All fireworks and explosives are also prohibited in the park.

Visitors may possess firearms in the park in compliance with Washington State regulations. All firearms use, including target shooting and hunting, is prohibited within the park.

The site limit is 8 people per site, and the wheels must be on the pavement where it is available. • The camping limit is 14 consecutive days in the park per year; Kalaloch Campground limit is 7 days during the reservation window.

Campground quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., checkout 11 a.m.

Remember that vehicle camping is only allowed in the authorized campgrounds in the park. If you need help contact the Wilderness Information Center (360-565-3100).

 If you would like to see a map for the campgrounds and park sites View it Here

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Deer Park Campground

Sitting at 5,400 feet in elevation, Deer Park boasts mountain views and starry skies. Because of the steep and winding gravel access road, Deer Park is not RV accessible and is only for tent use.

Season: The season normally runs from June to mid-October, depending on the road conditions and the snowmelt.

Reservations: The reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sites and Fees:  There is a total of 14 sites, They are $15 per night.

There are no RVs: It is for tents only.

Facilities: there are pit toilets and they have no potable water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes it is handicap accessible.

Deer Park Area Guide

Dosewallips Campground (Walk-in Only).

Perfect for secluded tent camping. The access road is washed out 6.5 miles from the campground and it is not vehicle accessible.

Season: Year-round

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Fees: No fee

RVs: Tents only. No vehicle access.

Facilities: Pit toilets and no potable water.

Handicap Accessible: No.

Dosewallips Area Guide

Fairholme Campground.

The neighboring Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground has some lakeside campsites along with a nearby boat launch.

2020 Season: April 24 – September 28

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees: 88 total sites, $20 per night, the dump station is $10 peruse.

RVs: Sites for 21 feet.

Facilities: Flush toilets and potable water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Day Hikes Around Lake Crescent

Trail Description Miles Elev. Gain (ft.)
Marymere Falls Old-growth forest to a 90 ft. waterfall. 0.9 one way 400
Moments in Time Self-guided nature trail through forest and by the lake, accessible with assistance. 0.6 loop none
Mt. Storm King Steep switchbacks climb partway up Mt. Storm King. 2.2 one way 2,000
Spruce Railroad Hug’s shore of Lake Crescent on the old railroad bed. Bikes and pets permitted. Accessible paved extension leads west; work ongoing to make the trail and historic tunnels accessible. 4.0 one way
(6.5 extensions one way)
100
500
Fairholme Campground Loop Old-growth forest. This trail has entrances at the top of Loop B and the campground access road. 0.8 loop 100
Pyramid Peak Climbs steeply to a World War II spotting tower with views of the lake. One section crosses a steep landslide. 3.5 one way 2,600
Aurora Creek Climbs steeply up rocky terrain through old-growth forest to Aurora Ridge. 3.4 one way 3,220
Barnes Creek Climbs up to Aurora Ridge through the old-growth forest; only the first 4 miles are maintained. 7.5 one way 4,200

Graves Creek Campground.

This campground is located in the Quinault Rain Forest here you are able to relax near a serene stream at Graves Creek Campground.

Season: Year-round.

Reservations: The reservations are first-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees: There are 30 total sites,  and the cost is $20 per night.

RVs: Due to the road conditions, RVs and trailers are not allowed.

Facilities: Pit toilets and no running water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Lake Cresent Area Brochure

Heart O’ the Hills Campground.

Because it is surrounded by old-growth forest, Heart O’ the Hills Campground offers summer ranger programs and some great family fun.

Season: The season is year-round. You can only walk-in during heavy snowfall.

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees: There are a total of 105 total sites, and the cost is only $20 per night.

RV: Most of the sites are for 21 feet, there are a few for 35 feet. There is no dump station.

Facilities: Flush toilets and potable water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Hoh Campground.

You can surround yourself with moss and ancient trees in this very temperate rain forest. Hoh Campground offers some summer ranger programs and there are some campsites along the Hoh River.

Season: Year-round.

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees: There are a total of 78 total sites, and the cost is $20 per night.

RVs: Sites for 21 feet, a few for up to 35 feet. No dump station.

Facilities: Flush toilets and potable water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Hoh Rain Forest Area  Brochure

Kalaloch Campground.

This Oceanside camp at Kalaloch campground it has some sites that overlook the Pacific Ocean.

Season: Year-round.

Online reservations are accepted for May 20 – September 16, 2020. The sites can be reserved for up to 6 months in advance. The entire campground can be reserved in the summer. All of the campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis in the off-season.

Sites and Fees:  There are a total of 170 total sites, and the cost is $22 per night, and the dump station is $10 peruse.

RVs: Most of the sites are for 21 feet, there are a few for 35 feet.

Facilities: Flush toilets and potable water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes for facilities. No handicap beach access trails.

Kalaloch Area Brochure

 Mora Campground.

Mora Campground is situated in a coastal forest, some of the sites offer some views of the Quillayute River. Mora is located two miles from Rialto Beach.

Season: Year-round.

Reservations: New for 2020! Online reservations can now be accepted for the peak season of June 10 through September 16, 2020. All campsites are reservable during the peak season.

Any unreserved or canceled sites will be sold in the field at the Mora Ranger Station on a first-come, first-served basis. Sites may be reserved online at www.recreation.gov for up to 6 months in advance. Campsites are first-come, first-served the rest of the year.

Sites and Fees: 94 total sites, $20 per night, the dump station is $10 peruse.

RVs: The RV sites are for 21 feet, but there are a few for 35 feet.

Facilities: Flush toilets and potable water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Mora Area Brochure

 North Fork Campground.

Since it is in a temperate rain forest, this remote campground is a great spot for campers that are seeking solitude.

Season: Year-round.

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees: There are 9 total sites, and the fee is $15 per night.

RVs: Not recommended for RVs and trailers.

Facilities: Pit toilets and no running water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Quinalt Area Brochure

Ozette Campground.

The Ozette Campground is adjacent to Lake Ozette. Ozette Campground is a small campground that is good for those people that enjoy lakeside camping and water activities.

Season: Year-round. Some sites flood in winter.

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees There are 15 total sites and the camping fees are $20 per night.

RVs: Sites for 21 feet.

Facilities: Pit toilets, potable water

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Lake Ozette Area

 Queets Campground.

You are able to relax in this secluded campground that is near the Queets River. You can only access this from the Upper Queets River Road because of a previous mudslide.

Season: Year-round.

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees: There are 20 total sites, and the cost is $15 per night.

RVs: RVs and trailers not recommended.

Facilities: Pit toilets and no running water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Sol Duc Campground.

You can enjoy riverside camping in the old-growth forest at Sol Duc Campground.

2020 Season: April 24 – October 25.

Reservations: recreation.gov

Sites and Fees: 82 total sites, $21+ tax if walk-in; $24+ tax if reserved; dump station is $10 per use.

RVs: sites 21 feet, a few for 35 feet.

Facilities: Flush toilets and running water.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Sol Duc Area Brochure

 South Beach Campground.

South Beach Campground is positioned on a bluff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. That is why South Beach offers some panoramic ocean views and beach access.

2020 Season: May 1 – September 28.

Reservations: First-come, first-served.

Sites and Fees: There are 55 total sites and the cost is15 per night.

RVs: The sites are for 21-foot rigs, There are a few for 35 feet.

Facilities: No potable water. Flush toilets available.

Handicap Accessible: Flush toilets are not wheelchair accessible. No handicap beach access trails.

South Beach Campground Brochure

Staircase Campground.

You are able to camp near the Skokomish River and enjoy the old-growth forest at Staircase Campground. They have summer ranger programs and some riverside campsites that are available.

Season: Year-round, but primitive in winter. There are potable water and flush toilets that are available during the summer season only.

Reservations: First-come, first-served system.

Sites and Fees: There is a total of 49 total sites, 5 walk-ins only, The cost is $20 per night.

RVs: The sites are for 21 feet, but a few are for 35 feet.

Facilities: Flush toilets and potable water during the summer season only. Pit toilets and no water in the off-season.

Handicap Accessible: Yes.

Staircase Area Brochure

Dean

I bought my first camping trailer in 1972 and since then I have owned several different types of RVs from pickup campers to Class A & B motor homes as well as several different size camping trailers.

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