Washington’s Olympic Coast contains some of the most wild and scenic Pacific shoreline in the U.S. It is protected as part of Olympic National Park, stretching 60 miles from Shi Shi Beach, near the northernmost tip of the peninsula, all the way south to the small town of Queets. Much of this area is designated wilderness, stretching out to sea to protect the waters and wildlife along the coast. Right about in the middle of that strip of coast, the Quillayute River empties into the Pacific. On the north side of the river is the rugged Rialto Beach; on the south side is the small town of La Push. Here, driftwood blankets the rocky shoreline, waves crash against offshore sea stacks, and shorebirds and raptors drift on the breezes overhead. A shore walk north along the beach reveals a unique arch rock carved out of the hillside.
The year-round Mora Campground is located off Washington’s Highway 101, just a couple miles east of Rialto Beach. It is approximately 120 miles north of Aberdeen, and 65 miles west of Port Angeles, and serves as a perfect basecamp for exploring the Olympic Coast. The campground offers 94 tent and RV sites nestled in a swath of lush rainforest. A few of these sites are ADA accessible. Most parking pads can only accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 21 feet; a few can accommodate rigs up to 35 feet. All sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire pits, and have access to drinking water and flush toilets; a fee dump station is located near the campground entrance. Ranger programs are held at the site’s outdoor amphitheater, and several short hiking trails explore the local woods and nearby James Pond. All sites are first-come, first-served; rates are $20/night.
This is a beautiful area. So many spots with gorgeous views to choose from. Plenty of water spigots around for refill as well! Make sure to check the weather before you go out to assess for wet grounds or wet wood. If you need to start a fire check with the park ranger to make sure you are okay to do so. Otherwise this was a beautiful area with plenty of activities. This area also has wonderful hikes for little ones as well
This campground is near the Olympic beaches of Rialto and the famous second beach but isn’t actually on the ocean itself. It is near a stream but it is difficult to actually get to the stream and it isn’t very big anyway. Most of the attraction to coming to this campground is visiting the beaches nearby and it definitely is a great location to do that. The campground is spread among several loops surrounded by trees offering plenty of shade. Most of the sites are spaced evenly and give you plenty of room from your neighbors. For a national park campground I was pleasantly surprised that we weren’t on top of the next spot. The bathrooms are updated and clean with flush toilets and potable water nearby. The hiking trails aren’t fantastic but provide a nice diversion. I would go back and stay here again.
Burned a lot of wood. Fortunately lots for sale. It was cold during our stay. Nice site. Got the last one. 3 other loops were closed for repairs. Bathroom was clean and potable water.
If you are looking to see the most North Western part of the United States this is the place to be. The views you will find here are absolute breath taking. You get to see the waves crash against the shore and the white caps out at sea. There are tons of birds flying around and the trails are well devloped. They have a nice viewing area when you get to the end as well. Highly recommend this as it was very clean and not a tourist trap as you would imagine. Cape Flattery.
Big Campground. Really close to Realto beach. Flush toilets and dump station. Even though this is a large campground, you really know you are in the forest… Lots of trees and plenty of fresh air……aaaaand then one mile later you’re at the ocean. Beautiful. We’ll be back!
I was camp tenting, so i had to get creative with the shower. But i had access to fresh water so i build my own shower. I was hardly at the campground because there was so much to explore there. I went on a lot of hikes!
Very friendly stuff member! Great host!
This is a nice campground to stay at if you don’t need any fancy amenities. Our site had a picnic table and a fire pit. Most of the sites were short, thus contained tent campers. There were flushing toilets located in each of the 4 campground loop but 1 major problem. 1 toilet in the men’s restroom. Really. Big problem in the morning with all the folks having their morning constitution about the same time lead to long lines causing a special type of irritable bowel syndrome!
The camp hosts were friendly and informative about the area. They were often seen walking the loops talking with everyone. We felt safe in this beautiful park. It was a short drive to the town of Forks to make a grocery run.
We would definitely stay here again but would remember to bring a portable toilet!
First come First serve!
There were a couple quick hikes you could take starting from Mora. it was ideal to be closer to Rialto Beach. There are plenty of normal sites of all different sizes. Check out is at 11am and it's first come so get there when others are leaving- it did fill up. price is $20/ night and there are flush toilets and sinks with running water in the bathrooms.
Generously sized campsites allowing for lots of privacy. Flush toilets and running water. Great location!