Olympic National Park Camping

Olympic National Park Camping: Details on 14 campgrounds in the Olympic National Park, and links to additional status, access, and condition updates.

Whether you're looking for crashing waves on sandy beaches, the quiet enclosure of a dense forest, or 360 degree mountain top vistas, the Olympic National Park has a campground for you.  

Listed below you'll find these 14 campgrounds organized by regions. 

Usage fees range from $10 - $12 per day.

All campgrounds are first come first served, except the Sol Duc and Kalaloch Campgrounds, for which reservations may be made for dates in June - September.

Additional links to road conditions, and campground status can be found below.

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Olympic National Park Camping 

Ozette - Along Lake Ozette, partially forested

  • Nearest city: Forks (22 miles, approx. 1 hour)
  • Year round, restrooms nearby
  • Tents; RV - max 21', no dump station
  • Boating, picnicking
  • Ranger Station in summer only

Mora - Along Quillayute River, near the coast, forested

  • Nearest city: Forks (13 miles; approx. 18 minutes)
  • Year round, restrooms nearby
  • Tents; RV: generally up to 21', few sites up to 35', has dump station
  • Boating
  • Ranger Station in summer only

Kalaloch - Along coast not far from Hwy 101

  • Nearest city: Forks (35 miles; approx. 40 minutes)
  • Year round, restrooms nearby
  • Tents; RV: generally up to 21', some sites up to 35', has dump station
  • Online reservations for dates between mid-June and mid-September (check website for exact dates and to place reservation); off-season is first come first served 
  • Ranger Station in summer only

South Beach - Southern-most beach in the Olympic National Park not far from Hwy 101

  • Open May through September (first come first served)
  • Flush toilets; no potable water
  • Tents; some RV sites up to 35'

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West - Inland Campground

Hoh Rain Forest/Visitor Center - Just south-east of Forks, WA, in the midst of the Hoh Rainforest

Hoh Campground in the Hoh RainforestHoh Campground, pictured in May

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Queets - East of Kalaloch on Upper Queets Valley Road

  • Nearest cities: Forks and Aberdeen; both 65 miles (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Year round
  • Primitive; no potable water
  • Tents; RVs/trailers not recommended

Graves Creek - Northeast of Lake Quinault

  • Nearest city: Aberdeen: 61 miles (approx. 1.75 hours)
  • Rain forest, near river
  • Year round; primitive; no potable water
  • Tents; Large RV's not recommended; no dump station

North Fork - On North Fork Quinault River, northeast of Lake Quinault

  • Nearest city: Aberdeen: 58 miles (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Year round; primitive
  • No potable water, vault toilet
  • Tents; Large RV's/trailers not recommended

Staircase - Located in the southeast corner of the Olympic National Park, west of Hoodsport, WA

  • Nearest city: Hoodsport: 16 miles (approx. 31 minutes)
  • Old growth forest, along Skokomish River
  • Summer only camping and Ranger Station
  • Potable water; toilets
  • Tents; RVs - max 21', with some site up to 35', no dump station
  • TripAdvisor Reviews of Staircase Campground in ONP, WA

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East/Hood Canal

Dosewallips - Inland, west of Hood Canal and Brinnon, WA, along the Dosewallips River

  • Nearest city: Brinnon, mileage not calculated due to road closure
  • Currently walk-in only due to road wash-out 5.5 miles from campground
  • Year round; walk-in only
  • Ranger Station, summer only
  • Vault toilets; no water

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Altair - South of Port Angeles, WA

  • Nearest city: Port Angeles: 13 miles (approx. 31 minutes)
  • Forested along Elwha River
  • Summer Day Use and Picnicking only - Altair no longer used for camping since the Elwha River course is unstable. Recent dam removal has left a wide flat valley floor; the Elwha will need time to carve a more permanent river channel through the available space.

Deer Park - Southeast of Port Angeles, WA

  • Nearest city: Port Angeles: 22 miles (approx. 46 minutes)
  • Top of the mountain treeline with sub-alpine firs
  • Primitive; summer only
  • Tents only, access not suitable for RVs/trailers
  • No water; vault toilets

Heart  O' the Hills - South of Port Angeles, WA

  • Nearest city: Port Angeles: 7.1 miles (approx. 13 minutes)
  • Forested
  • Year round; walk-in if snowed in
  • Potable water; toilets
  • Tents; RVs/trailers max 21', some site up to 35'; no dump station

Sol Duc - West of Port Angeles, WA

  • Nearest city: Forks: 40 miles (approx. 52 minutes)
  • Old growth forest, near Sol Duc River
  • Year round
  • Tents; RVs up to 21', some sites up to 35'
  • Potable water and flush toilets May 1 - October 1; no water and vault toilets rest of year
  • Sol Duc Area Brochure

Fairholme - Near Lake Crescent, west of Port Angeles, WA

Elwha - South of Port Angeles, WA

  • Nearest city: Port Angeles: 12 miles (approx. 24 minutes)
  • The Elwha Campground has been closed indefinitely due to the changing course of the Elwha River and flood damage.

More ONP Camping and Reservation Info

These three National Park Service website pages will help provide current conditions and any reservation information, if needed. 

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