Washington Camping: Get descriptions and reservation info for the best recommended campgrounds throughout Washington State, beginning with the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest. (We'll be adding campgrounds in other regions soon - check back!)
The Olympic National Park provides 16 Campgrounds in areas within the Park where you're likely to really appreciate a place to chill for the night, camping facilities nearest the most popular ONP attractions.
For other campgrounds either near the Park or on the Olympic Peninsula including along the Hood Canal, keep reading below!
In addition to those campgrounds listed within the Olympic National Park proper, there are many others available around the peninsula. These are owned by the U.S. Forest Service, or by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, or they are privately owned.
A Discover Pass is usually required in order to camp on WA State lands. For more information go to www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
Possibly one of the following campgrounds would be convenient for you, depending on how you have planned your visit to the Pacific Northwest (and how those plans are progressing):
Klahanie - Just east of Forks, WA, on the South Fork Calawah River.
Bogachiel State Park - Just south of Forks, WA, on the Bogachiel River. (Pictured: a day use picnic area. The campsites are very similar.)
Minnie Peterson - South of Forks, WA, on Upper Hoh Road (DNR)
Willoughby Creek - South of Forks, WA, on Upper Hoh Road before entering the ONP Hoh Rain Forest. Situated literally on the bank of the Hoh River (DNR).
Hoh Oxbow - On Highway 101 south of Upper Hoh Road, in a bend of the Hoh River (DNR*)
Cottonwood - Forested, on the Hoh River just south of Forks, WA (DNR)
South Fork - On the South Fork Hoh River, south east of Forks, WA (DNR)
Copper Mine Bottom - East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)
Upper Clearwater- East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)
Yahoo Lake - East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)
These campgrounds are located on Lake Quinault, in the Olympic National Forest but not within the ONP:
Big Creek - Along Hwy 119 west of Hoodsport, WA (DNR)
Hamma Hamma - Along NF Road 25 (N. Hamma Hamma Rd), inland from Hood Canal north of Hoodsport (DNR)
Lena Creek - Along Forest Service Road 25, west of Hamma Hamma Campground (DNR)
Lena Lake - 3.5 mile hike one way from Lena Creek campground
Collins - On Duckabush Road along the Duckabush River south of Brinnon, WA (DNR)
Elkhorn - west of Brinnon, WA (DNR)
Triton Cove State Park - On Hwy 101 along Hood Canal south of Duckabush River
Pleasant Harbor State Park - 2 miles south of Brinnon on Hood Canal
Dosewallips State Park - Hood Canal at Brinnon, WA
Seal Rock - On Hood Canal, Brinnon, WA
Fallsview - South of Quilcene at the foot of Mount Walker
Dungeness Forks - South of Sequim, WA
Sequim Bay State Park - East of Sequim, WA, on Sequim Bay
Dungeness Recreation Area - North edge of Sequim, WA, on bluffs above
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Salt Creek County Park - On the beach near Joyce, WA
Lyre River - On Hwy 112 near the Lyre River west of Joyce, WA (DNR)
Klahowya - On Hwy 101 near the Sol Duc River west of Lake Crescent, WA
Bear Creek - On Hwy 101 east of Beaver WA and Lake Pleasant (DNR)