About Falls Creek Campground
With all campsites located near the shoreline of glacially carved Lake Quinault, visitors are sure to enjoy the beautiful shoreline and interpretive opportunities in the area. From old-growth trees in the surrounding rain forest to excellent fishing, Falls Creek Campgrounds location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Natural Features: The forested slopes of Olympic National Park provide a scenic backdrop across Lake Quinault. Towering conifers including Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, western hemlock and western red cedar provide dense shade for this beautiful setting. The forest floor is covered with lush rain forest plants including moss, ferns, false lily-of-the-valley and oxalis. Recreation: The forest features 15 miles of hiking trails and many waterfalls within walking distance of the campground. There are six miles of hiking trails along the south side of the lake. Lake Quinault is part of the Quinault Indian Nation. As such, a Tribal Fishing Permit and Boat Decal are required. Both may be purchased at local merchants. Lake Quinault Lodge offers boat and kayak rentals as well as a number of interpretive tours. Facilities: There are 31 campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs up to 16 feet in length, however no hook ups are provided. Some sites are in wooded areas and others are not; many of the sites have a view of the lake. The campground has a potable water system. The site also has a barrier-free flush toilet as well as several accessible camp and picnic sites. Four day use picnic sites are located along the shoreline and a large covered shelter, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, provide opportunities for large families or groups. Nearby Attractions: Nearby, Lake Quinault Lodge offers a restaurant and gift shop. Short trails in the area include the Big Spruce Tree Trail, Forest Service Rainforest Nature Loop, Kestner Homestead Trail, and the Maple Glade Trail. Explore the ocean beaches close-by as well as the National Fish Hatchery. For a more adventuresome day, drive up the valley to hike along the rivers or climb the 4,200 ft. Colonel Bob Peak for expansive views of the mountains and valleys on a clear day. ACTIVITIES Boating: Kayak Rentals Historic & Cultural Site: Museum Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs Fishing Visitor Center: Ranger Station Wildlife Viewing Fish Hatchery Swimming Site Other Recreation Concession Site: Concessions Hotel/lodge/resort Privately Owned: Motel
Drive In, Walk In
USDA Forest Service
Falls Creek Campground is located in Washington
Travel US Highway 101 to the South Shore Road, MP 125, 40 miles north of Aberdeen and 66 miles south of Forks. Drive 2.5 miles to Falls Creek Campground. Entrance to campground is from the Quinault Lake South Shore Road just beyond the Quinault National Forest Ranger Station.
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