Dispersed
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Water Unknown
About Elk Lake
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Walk In
Hike In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Reservable
Location
Elk Lake is located in Olympic National Park in Washington
Latitude
47.8575 N
Longitude
-123.6927 W
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2 Reviews of Elk Lake
Small spots along Hoh backpack route

This is a pretty simple camping area along the backpacking trail in the Hoh rainforest.

The lake is small but lovely and means there is a pretty consistent water source.

The whole area is full of wonderfully large trees and moss.

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Elk Lake

The name of this campground is slightly misleading in that it is not actually at the lake, its about .5 miles below. There is a good water supply nearby though from the waterfall coming from the lake. The sites are all very level and clear, some have been claimed by a massive rainstorm a few years back though. Sites are large and there is a bear wire strung up in the middle somewhat near the beginning. Camping beneath massive old growth and near a waterfall makes for a chilly and dew laden morning, but peaceful nonetheless. There are fire pits that are put together but I do not believe you are allowed to have fires. We left our packs here and walked up to elk lake with a water bottle and some snacks and enjoyed the sunshine on some logs in the water.