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. Lake Quinault camping has everything from old-growth trees in the surrounding rain forest to excellent fishing and Falls Creek Campground's location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
The forest features 10 miles of hiking trails and many waterfalls within walking distance of the campground. Lake Quinault is managed by the Quinault Indian Nation. As such, you must have a fishing permit and or boat permit through the Quinalt Indian Nation. Both may be purchased through local merchants. Lake Quinault Lodge offers boat and kayak rentals as well as a number of interpretive tours.
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. 3 day use picnic sites are located along the shoreline. A large covered shelter is located on the shore, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, it provides opportunities for large families or groups.
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.
Nearby, Lake Quinault Lodge and Rainforest Resort offers restaurants and gift shops. 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.
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Beautifully located!! Right next to a creek in the middle of the woods, but yet just a short walk away from the edge of the lake. Mountains in the distance make this an ideal location. Facilites are adequate, kept relatively clean and will do the trick when you need to take a quick shower. There are trees and bushes between campsites that feels very natural, and minimizes the feeling of how close the sites are to each other.
Falls Creek was a beautiful site. It was close to the lake and the forest was extremely lush. Although it was close to the road it was quiet. Our site was a pretty good size, we managed to fit in 3 small tents and our bikes etc.
It was very beautiful being able to stay in a rainforest like this. There were also some hiking trails directly out of the campsite. Although we didn't go on any of them it was nice knowing that there was some there
In terms of amenities, it was relatively basic but it had everything that you needed. Not far was the Lodge for coffee/beer and Wifi plus some general stores to stock up on some basic food as well
Quick one night by the lake. Beautiful area. Enough sun to hike in the morning. Great bathrooms and huge private spots.
Tons of hiking trails, beach, great picnic areas and camping! Multiple waterfalls!
With Lake Quinault nearby and the rainforest literally across the road, you would have a hard time being depressed in this tiny campground. I however didn't care for the actual campground itself. It was tight. Very tight. I prefer a little more room but this just didn't cut it. The grounds itself fill up extremely fast so you may need reservations and not leave it to chance. The area that this is in however is absolutely amazing and one of the most unique areas in America!
The Quinault Lake campground in Olympic National Forest is one of those rare quiet and scenic car-camping sites where you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the place without having to backpack or drive up rugged remote roads. We camped in early October and there were many beautiful sites to choose from. And I mean beautiful. We chose a site right on the lake with a tent platform under a Western red cedar and a separate section with a full table. There was a bathroom just a short 2 minute walk away. It rained - as it tends to do in the Olympics - all night but with the shade of the cedar and our waterproof tent we remained dry. The campground is just down the road from the Lake Quinault Lodge - a beautiful, rustic resort where we showered in the morning, sat by a roaring fire, and got a delicious (and decently priced) breakfast.
Really love this camp ground! We're going back with the kids this month and planning on doing an annual camp trip here every year! Clean beautiful water, quiet camp sites, inexpensive, and lots to do locally, hiking, waterfalls, swimming, beaches etc.