Places to Camp in Washington

Exploring the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest means choosing between beaches and deserts, forests and volcanos, lakes and prairies. Camping in Washington is a chance to greet nature up close and sleep in some of the most beautiful land in North America. The biggest challenge? Deciding where to start.

The Cascade Mountains run down the center of Washington like a spine. A handful of highways cross the crest in parallel lines, all running from the evergreens of the west side to the wide open grasslands of the east. Camping in Washington is available along every route, like the state parks that dot I-90 and North Cascades National Park that hugs Highway 20.

Take Highway 2 over Stevens Pass to find old-growth trees around each spot at Money Creek Campground, plus a view of a classic metal train trestle. Fill each day with hikes through the Cascade forest, perhaps on a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail where it passes the Stevens Pass Mountain Resort ski area. Head east of Stevens Pass to verdant Lake Wenatchee State Park for wooded campsites near the shores of a placid mountain lake and a stable inside the park offering trail rides through the summer. BYO kayak or rent one here.

Sometimes camping in Washington means getting off the beaten track to explore the quiet corners of the state. Take a forest road in Olympic National Park to find a green haven of mossy logs and curious chipmunks, or head north around Mount Baker, the Cascades’ northernmost volcano, for boat-in campsites around Baker Lake. In winter, the snowy expanse of Artist Point near Mount Baker' offers killer views of rugged glaciers for intrepid snow campers and backcountry skiers.

There are spectacular overnights to be had in the Pacific Northwest’s national and state parks, not to mention the remote U.S. Forest Service lands that blanket this corner of the country. Stock up on s’mores and firewood (when and where rules allow) and pitch a tent under the stars and go camping in Washington for the trip of a lifetime.

Best Camping Sites in Washington (1,879)

    Camper-submitted photo from Kalaloch Campground - group — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalaloch Campground - group — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalaloch Campground - group — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalaloch Campground - group — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalaloch Campground - group — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kalaloch Campground - group — Olympic National Park

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    Kalaloch Campground - group — Olympic National Park

    101 Reviews
    315 Photos
    1224 Saves
    Taholah, Washington

    Overview

    Kalaloch Campground is on the reservation system May 23, 2024 - September 23, 2024.__ Important changes to the reservation booking windows: To better serve visitors, Kalaloch Campground will be releasing campsites in a series of three staggered block releases by loop. These block releases will be 6 months in advance, two weeks in advance, and 4 days in advance.__ A and B loop campsites will be available for reservation 6 months in advance. Campsites A14, A16, A18, and A19 will currently not be reservable due to substantial bluff erosion. If these sites are deemed safe for camping after assessment or repairs, they will be released for online reservations within the 6 month booking window. This can be as late as spring of 2024.__ C and D loop campsites will be available for reservations two weeks in advance. Please be aware that D Loop has experienced substantial erosion damage to the road and campsites along the ocean bluff. It is possible some popular bluff sites may be closed for the summer 2024 reservation season. E and F loop campsites will be available for reservations 4 days in advance.__ During the rest of the year, it is on a first-come, first-served basis. During winter (November - April), some campground loops are closed, but camping is still available.__ Kalaloch Campground is located on the southwest coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park, on a high bluff adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Although campsites are not directly on the beach, several of them overlook the water and there is beach access within the facility. The campground is large and set amidst a peaceful, coastal forest that thrives on the region's high annual rainfall. Rain or shine, it is one of the most visited areas of the park.

    Recreation

    Near the campground and lodge, trails and steps descend about 40 ft. to the beach. There are several beaches, tide pools, scenic overlooks and trails to explore. The Kalaloch Creek Nature Trail is a mile-long walk through the forest along Kalaloch Creek, which drains into the ocean. There are accessible lookout points at Ruby Beach and Beach 4.Kalaloch is known for birding; species such as western gulls and bald eagles are frequently sighted. Visitors may even spot a puffin. Fishing and shellfish harvesting is allowed under state and park regulations.Swimming is possible, however the Kalaloch area is known for large drifting logs that can pose a threat to swimmers as they wash ashore. Swimmers should also be aware of potentially dangerous rip tides.

    Facilities

    Near the campground and lodge, trails and steps descend about 40 ft. to the beach. There are several beaches, tide pools, scenic overlooks and trails to explore. The Kalaloch Creek Nature Trail is a mile-long walk through the forest along Kalaloch Creek, which drains into the ocean. There are accessible lookout points at Ruby Beach and Beach 4.Kalaloch is known for birding; species such as western gulls and bald eagles are frequently sighted. Visitors may even spot a puffin. Fishing and shellfish harvesting is allowed under state and park regulations.Swimming is possible, however the Kalaloch area is known for large drifting logs that can pose a threat to swimmers as they wash ashore. Swimmers should also be aware of potentially dangerous rip tides.

    Natural Features

    Kalaloch has no shortage of natural areas to explore. The Pacific shoreline just below provides ample habitat for marine life: tide pools reveal crabs and sea urchins at low tide; sea otters float on the surface of submerged kelp beds; shorebirds nest on beaches; and whales and dolphins occasionally emerge offshore. Beyond the national park's 73 miles of coastline lie three national wildlife refuges and one marine sanctuary.

    Nearby Attractions

    Olympic National Park has much to explore, including temperate rain forests, ocean shores, sub-alpine mountains, lakes and more. The lush Hoh Rain Forest, as well as the towns Quinault and Forks are within a 45-minute drive.Visiting the Hoh Rain ForestOlympic National Park

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deception Pass State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deception Pass State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deception Pass State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deception Pass State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deception Pass State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Deception Pass State Park Campground

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    Deception Pass State Park Campground

    99 Reviews
    399 Photos
    590 Saves
    Anacortes, Washington

    Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000-feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900-feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass.

    The park has 167 tent sites, 143 utility spaces, five hiker / biker sites, two dump stations, 20 restrooms (four ADA), and ten showers (four ADA). Camping is located at three locations in the park, 18 tent sites and two utility sites are at Bowman Bay, seven tent sites and 54 utility sites at Quarry Pond, and 147 tent sites and 83 utility sites are at Cranberry Lake. Maximum site length is 60-feet (limited availability).

    In addition there are four campsites on Hope Island north shore bay, the pay station is near the east campsite, a vault toilet is in the woods 100-feet south of the campsites. The rest of the island is a natural area preserve and off limits to recreational use. Standard primitive campsite rules apply.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Disappointment State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Disappointment State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Disappointment State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Disappointment State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Disappointment State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cape Disappointment State Park Campground

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    Cape Disappointment State Park Campground

    81 Reviews
    227 Photos
    796 Saves
    Ilwaco, Washington

    Cape Disappointment is a 2,023-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean and looking into the mouth of the Columbia River. The park offers yurts, cabins and unique historic vacation homes to meet travelers' diverse lodging needs.

    Cape Disappointment has 137 standard campsites, 50 full-hookup sites, 18 partial-hookup sites with water and electricity, five primitive hiker/biker campsites first come first served, 14 yurts, three cabins, one dump station, eight restrooms (two ADA) and 14 showers (four ADA). Maximum site length is 45 feet (limited availability). Camping is available year-round.

    Check-in time is 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground — Olympic National Park

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    Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground — Olympic National Park

    62 Reviews
    138 Photos
    443 Saves
    Sol Duc Hot Springs, Washington

    Overview

    For up to date pool schedule information, please visit our website here. Pool access fees are $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 4-12 and $12 for seniors over 62 years old per session. Towel rentals are $5. You may bring your own towel. Lockers are available, but locks are not provided.__ Located along the Sol Duc River, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is on the "edge of the backcountry in the heart of the Olympic National Park" with hot spring pools and access to many hiking trails. In the late 1800s, settlers found the hot springs and called them "Sol Duc" a mispronunciation of the Quileute word for sparkling waters. The first hotel was built at Sol Duc in 1912 but burned down in 1916. The resort was rebuilt on a more modest scale in the 1920s, and completely rebuilt in the 1980s, which reflects how the resort looks today.Recreation.gov offers reservations for 76 of the resort's 82 tent sites and for all 17 of the resort's RV campsites, all nestled under a lush green canopy of old growth forest. Reservations for the remaining 20 tent sites are made directly at the campground as walk in reservations. Advanced reservations are recommended to guarantee a campsite. Multiple hiking trails are accessible directly from the property, with the most popular taking guests to spectacular Sol Duc Falls.Book tent and RV campsites here on Recreation.gov (using the buttons on the right to view sites and availability). Visit the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website to book reservations for the cabins.

    Recreation

    Reinvigorate your spirit: Hike through dense, old-growth forest to Sol Duc Falls or explore the famous Lover's Lane Loop Trail. The Olympic Peninsula is prized for its wide assortment of hiking trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Multiple treks are available, such as a 1.6 mile (2.6 km) round-trip hike to Sol Duc Falls from the resort.__ Watch salmon fight their way up the Sol Duc River at the Salmon Cascades Overlook during autumn. Relax: Soak in the Mineral Hot Springs located at the resort. Swim in the large swimming pool, also located at the resort.

    Facilities

    Reinvigorate your spirit: Hike through dense, old-growth forest to Sol Duc Falls or explore the famous Lover's Lane Loop Trail. The Olympic Peninsula is prized for its wide assortment of hiking trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Multiple treks are available, such as a 1.6 mile (2.6 km) round-trip hike to Sol Duc Falls from the resort.__ Watch salmon fight their way up the Sol Duc River at the Salmon Cascades Overlook during autumn. Relax: Soak in the Mineral Hot Springs located at the resort. Swim in the large swimming pool, also located at the resort.

    Natural Features

    Sol Doc offers three mineral hot spring pools heated between 98-107F (37C - 40C) and a large freshwater swimming pool that ranges from 50-85F (10C - 29C). Sessions can be purchased at the front desk of the main lodge. Mineral Water Wading Pool: approximately: 98F / 37C / 6-8' deep Large Mineral Fountain Pool: approximately 101F / 38C / 3' deep (meets accessibility standards) Medium Mineral Pool: approximately 104F / 40C / 3' deep Freshwater Pool: Varies seasonally between 50F - 85F / 10C - 30C / 3' - 10' deep (universally accessible)

    Nearby Attractions

    Guests can visit the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Port Angeles. Lake Crescent Lodge, Olympic National Park: Experience self-guided hikes at Marymere Falls Trail, Mt. Storm King, or the Moments in Time Trail, or makes plans for a guided kayak tour, or a meal at the lakefront restaurant. Log Cabin Resort, Olympic National Park: Park visitors can rent a canoe/kayak, stand up paddle boards, and bicycles. Hurricane Ridge: From this area, enjoy hiking, food and beverage services and spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca. Lake Quinault Lodge: Plan to join a rain forest tour and finish the day with lakefront dining. Forks: Movie buffs will enjoy this town -- the setting of the famed Twilight series, as well as the Timber Museum. Ruby Beach: Don't miss a Pacific Coast beach walk with tide pools and sea stacks.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations must be submitted within 48 prior of your arrival.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $47 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dash Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dash Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dash Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dash Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dash Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dash Point State Park Campground

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    Dash Point State Park Campground

    64 Reviews
    119 Photos
    377 Saves
    Federal Way, Washington

    Dash Point State Park Campground, nestled near Federal Way, WA, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and convenient amenities. This spot is perfect for those who want to enjoy the great outdoors without straying too far from civilization. The campground is open all year and provides a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the easy access to the beach, just a short walk from the campground. The beach is spacious and clean, making it a great place to relax, let your pets run free, or even catch some wildlife sightings. The campground itself is surrounded by lush coastal forest, providing a cozy, secluded feel despite being close to the city.

    For those traveling with RVs, you'll appreciate the full hookups available, including electric, sewer, and water. This makes it a convenient stopover for filling up before heading off-grid. The campground also has showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump, ensuring a comfortable stay.

    Hiking enthusiasts will love the several miles of trails that wind through the park, offering opportunities to see wildlife and enjoy the serene forest environment. Families will find the campground particularly appealing, with plenty of space for kids and pets to explore safely.

    Visitors have noted the campground's well-maintained sites and friendly staff. Whether you're looking for a quick overnight stop or a longer stay to explore the area, Dash Point State Park Campground provides a great mix of nature and convenience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cougar Rock Campground — Mount Rainier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cougar Rock Campground — Mount Rainier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cougar Rock Campground — Mount Rainier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cougar Rock Campground — Mount Rainier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cougar Rock Campground — Mount Rainier National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cougar Rock Campground — Mount Rainier National Park

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    Cougar Rock Campground — Mount Rainier National Park

    53 Reviews
    168 Photos
    547 Saves
    Longmire, Washington

    Overview

    Cougar Rock Campground, on the southwest side of Mt. Rainier National Park, is conveniently located near Paradise. Individual campsites are reservable on this page. Group campsite reservations can be made via Cougar Rock Group Campground.__ Paradise is the most popular destination in the park, with a lodge and visitor center, many miles of hiking trails and a commanding view of the mountain-the highest in the state and Cascade range. The main attraction at Mount Rainier National Park is the mountain itself, a massive glacier-clad volcano, peaking at 14,411 ft. and dominating the skyline for hundreds of miles. Visitors travel through majestic old-growth forests, past tumbling waterfalls and historic buildings to reach sub-alpine meadows, where world-famous wildflower displays bloom through July and August. Popular activities in the park include sight-seeing, hiking, rock climbing and camping.Cougar Rock campground is located at an elevation of 3,180 feet. Summers are dry and cool with daytime temperatures ranging from 60 to 80 degrees. Weather throughout the park can be variable, so visitors should come prepared.

    Recreation

    From the facility, experienced hikers and backpackers can access the well-known, strenuous and beautiful Wonderland Trail, which encircles the park for 93 miles. For those who enjoy learning more about the park's natural and cultural history, there is an on-site amphitheater where interpretive programs are held.

    Facilities

    Cougar Rock is relatively rustic, but has drinking water, flush toilets and picnic tables at all 173 campsites. This facility is one of only two campgrounds in the park with campsites that can be reserved. Visitors must use extra caution with food storage, as foxes and other animals have been known to frequent the campground looking for food.

    Natural Features

    Cougar Rock Campground has one lookout point from which campers can view Mt. Rainier. Although it is peaceful now, the still active volcano last erupted in the mid 1800s. The campground is adjacent to the Nisqually River and is surrounded by thick forests. A short drive to Paradise in summer reveals fields of lush wildflowers.

    Nearby Attractions

    Mount Rainier National Park is about 50 miles southeast of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area.

    Charges & Cancellations

    If a camper does not check-in at the ranger station by 12:00pm check-out time the day after the scheduled arrival date, their reservation will be cancelled, the camper will incur a $10.00 service fee, and forfeit the first night's camping fee.__

    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Creek Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Creek Recreation Area

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    Salt Creek Recreation Area

    50 Reviews
    159 Photos
    872 Saves
    Joyce, Washington

    Salt Creek Recreation Area County Park has national park aesthetics, with County Park amenities. The 196-acre Park includes upland forests, rocky bluffs, rocky tide pools, sand beach, Salt Creek access, campsites, and panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Salt Creek is a regional park that draws visitors from all areas of the northwest and is another one of Clallam County's premier parks. Many colleges and schools from all over the United States visit the Park to study and observe the marine life.

    The campground is open year round. There are 92 premium campsites, which include two camp host sites, located on a bluff above the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Approximately 73 of the 92 campsites have a view of the water.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $22 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mora Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mora Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mora Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mora Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mora Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mora Campground — Olympic National Park

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    Mora Campground — Olympic National Park

    51 Reviews
    188 Photos
    678 Saves
    La Push, Washington

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

    Mora Campground offers 94 campsites, including one accessible site. Potable water and flush toilets are located throughout the campground. Each campsite contains a fire ring (with a fire grate) and picnic table. No electrical hookups are available at any campsites, but there is a RV dump station available (summer only) for $10 fee ($5 for Senior or Access Passes). The dump station fee is not included in the camping fee.

    There is no WiFi in the campground, but there is some cell service depending on the cellular provider. The nearest convenience store and restaurant is located three miles away (5 minute drive). Otherwise, the town of Forks is 13 miles (20 minute drive) and La Push is 9.5 miles (15 minute drive). A small ranger station is within walking distance of the campground and there is an outdoor amphitheater where evening ranger presentations are provided on summer weekends.

    Contact Forks Outside for campsite set-up service at Rialto Beach: https://forksoutside.com

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $18 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fairholme Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairholme Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairholme Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairholme Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairholme Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fairholme Campground — Olympic National Park

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    Fairholme Campground — Olympic National Park

    50 Reviews
    164 Photos
    1013 Saves
    Sol Duc Hot Springs, Washington

    Overview

    Fairholme Campground is on the reservation system during the peak season summer months, generally late May through mid to late September of each year.____ The reservation season for Fairholme Campground is May 23, 2024 - September 23, 2024.______ Important changes to booking windows: To better serve visitors, Fairholme Campground will be releasing campsites in a series of three staggered block releases by loop. These block releases will be 6 months in advance, two weeks in advance, and 4 days in advance.______ ___ B loop campsites and the majority of the walk-to sites will be available for reservation 6 months in advance.__ ___ C loop campsites and most of the remaining walk-to sites will be available for reservations 2 weeks in advance.__ ___ A loop campsites and walk-to site 85 will be available for reservations 4 days in advance. ____ The campground may open on a first-come, first serve basis during the spring depending on weather before the reservation season.________ Fairholme Campground is located next to Lake Crescent on the north side of the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park. The campground sits in an old-growth forest surrounded by steep mountains. Fairholme Campground features walk-in lakefront campsites and several drive-in campsites that provide views of Lake Crescent. The campground is large and set amidst a peaceful forest that thrives on the region's high annual rainfall. Rain or shine, it is one of the most visited areas of the park.

    Recreation

    Numerous day hiking opportunities are available near the Lake Crescent area. Please follow the link to Olympic NPS page for more information - Lake Crescent Area Brochure - https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-area-brochure.htm\_\_ Paddling and boating opportunities are available within minutes from the campground. Lake Crescent boat launch is located adjacent to the campground. Please follow the link to learn more - Boating - https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/boating.htm Fairholme Olympic Discovery Trailhead is located about 2 miles west of Fairholme Campground on US Highway 101. Bicycling, road cycling, and hiking are available at this access point. Please follow the link to learn more - https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recreation/bicycling/recarea/?recid=80688&actid=26

    Facilities

    Numerous day hiking opportunities are available near the Lake Crescent area. Please follow the link to Olympic NPS page for more information - Lake Crescent Area Brochure - https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/lake-crescent-area-brochure.htm\_\_ Paddling and boating opportunities are available within minutes from the campground. Lake Crescent boat launch is located adjacent to the campground. Please follow the link to learn more - Boating - https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/boating.htm Fairholme Olympic Discovery Trailhead is located about 2 miles west of Fairholme Campground on US Highway 101. Bicycling, road cycling, and hiking are available at this access point. Please follow the link to learn more - https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olympic/recreation/bicycling/recarea/?recid=80688&actid=26

    Natural Features

    Lake Crescent, a cold, clear, glacially carved lake, owes its existence to ice. Its azure depths, which plummet to 624 feet, were gouged by huge ice sheets thousands of years ago. As the ice retreated, it left behind a steep valley that filled with the clear blue waters of Lake Crescent.__

    Nearby Attractions

    Olympic National Park has much to explore, including temperate rain forests, ocean shores, sub-alpine mountains, lakes and more. The towns of Port Angeles, Forks, and Beaver are within a 30 to 60-minute drive.__ Fairholme Campground is along the shores of Lake Crescent, which is a big attraction for visitors to the park. Additionally, access to the Sol Duc Valley, with its popular Sol Duc Falls trail and Sol Duc Hotsprings Resort nearby. A moderate drive from the campground also provides access to the Marymere Falls and Mount Storm King trails.__ Fairholme Campground is a good base camp to explore Olympic National Park, as it is located between Port Angeles (Hurricane Ridge) and popular western locations such as Rialto Beach, Hoh Rainforest, and Kalaloch/Ruby Beach.__

    Charges & Cancellations

    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you modify your reservation or change your stay dates. Cancelling your reservation prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time two nights before your stay will incur a $10 cancellation fee. Camping reservations cancelled the day before and day of arrival incur a $10 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's use fee If you need to cancel or modify your reservation after 12:00 am Eastern Time on the day of arrival you must contact campground staff. Recreation.gov Rules and Reservation Policies __

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hoh Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hoh Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hoh Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hoh Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hoh Campground — Olympic National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hoh Campground — Olympic National Park

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    Hoh Campground — Olympic National Park

    42 Reviews
    80 Photos
    255 Saves
    Sol Duc Hot Springs, Washington

    Overview

    The reservation season for the 2024 summer season for the Hoh campground is May 23, 2024 - September 23, 2024. Important changes to booking windows: To better serve visitors, Hoh Campground will be releasing campsites in a series of three staggered block releases by loop. These block releases will be 6 months in advance, two weeks in advance, and 4 days in advance.__ ___ A loop campsites will be available for reservation 6 months in advance. ___ C loop campsites will be available for reservations two weeks in advance. ___ B loop campsites will be available for reservations 4 days in advance. __ Outside the reservation season, Hoh Campground is open for camping on a first-come, first-served basis. Some campsites may be closed during winter.____ The Hoh Rain Forest, pronounced "Hoe", earns its name from the ever-flowing Hoh River that carves its way from Mount Olympus towards the Pacific Coast. However, where the name originates, is up for debate. The word "Hoh" undoubtedly comes from Native American languages; possibly the Quileute word "Ohalet" which means "fast moving water" or "snow water." Since the river itself forms from glacial runoff, that origin seems straightforward. Other explanations state that the Quinault word "Qu," meaning "boundary," could be the root of the name as a river as massive as the Hoh certainly forms a formidable boundary across the landscape. A third consideration claims that the word "Hoh" translates to "man with quarreling wives." What the actual history behind the name is, appears to be lost to time.__ Regardless of the name, there's no question as to the allure that draws visitors back to the rainforest year after year. Throughout the winter season, rain falls frequently in the Hoh Rain Forest, contributing to the yearly average of 140 inches (3.55 meters) of precipitation each year. The result is a lush, green canopy of both coniferous and deciduous species. Mosses and ferns that blanket the surfaces add another dimension to the enchantment of the rainforest.__

    Recreation

    The trailhead for this area is located next to the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center, which is a great place for more information. The staff there can give you ideas for your visit and exhibits will help explain what makes this area so special. The visitor center is open daily during the summer, closed January through early March, and generally open Friday through Sunday during the spring and fall seasons (hours may vary according to season).____ The area offers two short loop trails as well as an out-and-back trail through the forest near the Visitor Center.____ The Hall of Mosses Trail (.8 miles/ 1.2 km) is an iconic loop that takes you through old growth forest and features a grove of maples trees draped with abundant club moss.____ The Spruce Nature Trail (1.2 miles/ 1.9 km) is a diverse trail that loops through both old and new growth forest as you walk alongside Taft Creek and the Hoh River.____ The Hoh River trail is the area's main hiking trail. This out-and-back trail can be taken as far as one desires. Taken all the way, it leads past multiple camping areas, the last being Glacier Meadows at 17.3 miles (27.8 km), and ultimately ends 18.5 miles/ 30 km out at the Blue Glacier moraine looking up at Mt. Olympus. The Hoh Lake trail branches off from the Hoh River trail just after the ranger station and ascends to Bogachiel Peak between the Hoh and the Sol Duc Valley. For those wanting to explore this area as a day hike, there are additional popular turn-around points along the trail.____ First River access (0.9 miles/ 2.9 km one way)____ Mineral Creek Falls (2.7 miles/ 4.3 one way)____ Cedar Grove (4.0 miles/ 6.4 km one way)____ 5 mile Island (5.0 miles/ 8.0 km one way)____ All backcountry permits must be reserved online. To get permits and more information on backpacking along the Hoh River Trail and throughout Olympic National Park, visit the Wilderness (Backcountry) Reservations page: https://www.recreation.gov/permits/4098362\_\_\_\_ __ Pets are not allowed on trails in the Hoh Rain Forest. Pets are allowed on leash in developed areas such as the campground, picnic areas, and parking lots. Visit our Pets page for more information on where you can take your pet in the park: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/pets.htm

    Facilities

    The trailhead for this area is located next to the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center, which is a great place for more information. The staff there can give you ideas for your visit and exhibits will help explain what makes this area so special. The visitor center is open daily during the summer, closed January through early March, and generally open Friday through Sunday during the spring and fall seasons (hours may vary according to season).____ The area offers two short loop trails as well as an out-and-back trail through the forest near the Visitor Center.____ The Hall of Mosses Trail (.8 miles/ 1.2 km) is an iconic loop that takes you through old growth forest and features a grove of maples trees draped with abundant club moss.____ The Spruce Nature Trail (1.2 miles/ 1.9 km) is a diverse trail that loops through both old and new growth forest as you walk alongside Taft Creek and the Hoh River.____ The Hoh River trail is the area's main hiking trail. This out-and-back trail can be taken as far as one desires. Taken all the way, it leads past multiple camping areas, the last being Glacier Meadows at 17.3 miles (27.8 km), and ultimately ends 18.5 miles/ 30 km out at the Blue Glacier moraine looking up at Mt. Olympus. The Hoh Lake trail branches off from the Hoh River trail just after the ranger station and ascends to Bogachiel Peak between the Hoh and the Sol Duc Valley. For those wanting to explore this area as a day hike, there are additional popular turn-around points along the trail.____ First River access (0.9 miles/ 2.9 km one way)____ Mineral Creek Falls (2.7 miles/ 4.3 one way)____ Cedar Grove (4.0 miles/ 6.4 km one way)____ 5 mile Island (5.0 miles/ 8.0 km one way)____ All backcountry permits must be reserved online. To get permits and more information on backpacking along the Hoh River Trail and throughout Olympic National Park, visit the Wilderness (Backcountry) Reservations page: https://www.recreation.gov/permits/4098362\_\_\_\_ __ Pets are not allowed on trails in the Hoh Rain Forest. Pets are allowed on leash in developed areas such as the campground, picnic areas, and parking lots. Visit our Pets page for more information on where you can take your pet in the park: https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/pets.htm

    Natural Features

    The Hoh Rain Forest is located in the stretch of the Pacific Northwest rainforest which once spanned the Pacific coast from southeastern Alaska to the central coast of California. The Hoh is one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rainforest in the United States and is one of the park's most popular destinations.____

    Nearby Attractions

    Olympic National Park has much to explore, including temperate rain forests, ocean shores, sub-alpine mountains, lakes and more. Kalaloch, Quinault, and Forks are within a 45 minute to a 90 minute drive.__

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