Washington Camping

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!

Washington Camping in the
Olympic Peninsula Region

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.

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A Discover Pass is usually required in order to camp on WA State lands. For more information go to www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Also, visit the DNR website for more detailed camping information.

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):

Washington Camping: Olympic Peninsula - West Inland

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)

  • Near Hoh River
  • Primitive

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).

  • Primitive, primarily day-use; Tents; self-contained RV camping allowed, max 16'

Hoh Oxbow - On Highway 101 south of Upper Hoh Road, in a bend of the Hoh River (DNR*)

  • Forested, 8 campsites on Hoh River; Primitive; Vault toilet

Cottonwood - Forested, on the Hoh River just south of Forks, WA (DNR)

  • Year round; Primitive; Tents; RV - max. 21'; No dump station

South Fork - On the South Fork Hoh River, south east of Forks, WA (DNR)

  • Year round; Primitive; 3 sites; tents; Toilet; RV - max 21'; no dump station

Copper Mine Bottom - East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)

  • Year round; Primitive; Toilet; Tents; RV max. 16',  no dump station

Upper Clearwater- East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)

  • Year round; Primitive; Tents; RV - max 21'; no dump station

Yahoo Lake - East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)

  • On tiny Yahoo Lake; Year-round; Hike-in; 4 sites; Tent only; Very primitive

Washington Camping: Olympic Peninsula South

These campgrounds are located on Lake Quinault, in the Olympic National Forest but not within the ONP:

Gatton Creek

  • Walk-in only; no potable water; Vault toilet (DNR)

Falls Creek

  • Seasonal, Tents; RV max 16', potable water, toilets; make reservation at www.recreation.gov


Washington Camping: 
Olympic Peninsula East / Hood Canal

Big Creek - Along Hwy 119 west of Hoodsport, WA (DNR)

  • Potable water; Vault toilets; Tents; RV's max 30'

Hamma Hamma - Along NF Road 25 (N. Hamma Hamma Rd), inland from Hood Canal north of Hoodsport (DNR)

  • Primitive, summer only; Tents; RVs max 21'; No water; Vault toilets

Lena Creek - Along Forest Service Road 25, west of Hamma Hamma Campground (DNR)

  • Primitive, summer only; Tents; RVs max 21'; Potable water; Vault toilets

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)

  • Primitive; summer only; Tents; RVs max 21'; No water; Vault toilet

Elkhorn - west of Brinnon, WA (DNR)

  • No road access (road washed out); Very primitive; walk-in only; No water, No toilets

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

  • Year round; cabins, tent/RV, no hook-ups, has dump station
  • Freshwater and saltwater activities
  • Reservations: (888) CAMPOUT
  • Dosewallips State Park

Seal Rock - On Hood Canal, Brinnon, WA

Fallsview - South of Quilcene at the foot of Mount Walker

  • Primitive; summer only; Tents; RVs max 21', some site up to 35', six pull-through sites; No water; Vault toilets
  • Fallsview Campground

Washington Camping: Olympic Peninsula North

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)

  • Forested; Year Round; Primitive; Tents; RVs/trailers not recommended

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)

  • Forested; Year round; primitive; Tents; RV; Toilets


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