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Most Recent Olympic National Park Camping Reviews
Beautiful beach camping

With a short hike to the beach, there’s nothing like camping on beach with the nearest person more than a football field away! It was my first beach camping experience and it was amazing!

Small campground yet so lush

We stayed 7 nights in site # 14 which had water & electric. We drove out & came back in the other direction so the door opened into the site not the street. Big green  covered in moss. The water has a lot of iron so drinking water is suggested. There are coin operated showers. Verizon cell service had 1 to 2 bars. 

There's a nice little hike in Bogachiel State Park we took the first day we got there. It's a beautiful little campground. Across the street on Undi road is Bogachiel river trail which is a beautiful hike, hardly anyone there. 

Great things to do, Hoh rain forest & Sol Duc (both part of Olympic national park are close the drive to Sol Duc was beautiful. We hear Hurricane ridge is beautiful but we don't hike that far can't do it. The most amazing tidal pools at Ruby beach. You need to get there early parking is hard to come by later in the day. You want to get there a little before low tide & look at all the sea anemones, star fish, beautiful kelp and more. Once the tide starts coming in all the sea life opens & starts moving.  What a great day! 

The town of Forks is a cute town, we went to the Visitor center they suggested the Senses Interpretive Trail in town it was an amazing hike along a creek sometimes the Elk are there, we saw lots of fresh prints but no Elk. Big beautiful trees, we did see an owl. We ate a few times at Blakelees, they have Wifi which was good to use once & a while. 

There is a nice Laundry facility in Forks if needed.

Amazing Getaway

This place is glamping at its finest. It is located at the top of the Olympic Peninsula on Lake Crescent. There is plenty to do here from fishing, cycling, boating, and hiking.

They have small cabins and a lodge with an amazing restaurant.  I recommend this to friends who aren't quite the rugged camper but still want to explore the Olympic Mountains.

Lots of Fun and History

This is probably one of the coolest places to visit. It is an old army base with all sorts of bunkers to explorer.  As I Boy Scout, this was one of our favorite places to camp each year. On top of the hill are bunkers that stretch probably a quarter-mile and are perfect for playing an ultimate game of capture the flag.

There is also beach access and plenty of historic buildings to check out. They have two campgrounds, one down by the beach and the other up top.

Great area to explore

Brown Creek Campground is just outside of Shelton WA. There are a lot of cool places to explore around the area. Check it the high steel bridge or hike spider lake and see the beavers.

The historic and infamous Vance Creek bridge is just down the road, but they have made it off limits and difficult to get to.

Great Military Resort

Good place get out and get away from life while having all the necessary amenities.

Quality Facilities

We stayed here at the beginning of September 2019, and they weren't super busy. Clean bathrooms with free showers. Laundry facilities on site if needed. Fair sized spots. Close to the road but surprisingly limited noise from the road. Easily walkable into downtown Forks to see the Twilight stuff and an short drive to La Push with some exceptional beach views. A little on the pricey side for what it is.

Awsome Ocean-Side Campground

Very nice campground, right on the beach, but each campsite is nicely separated by trees and well kept forest growth. After a little climb over some driftwood there was a lot of beach to explore at low tide. Also an excellent place to watch the sunset.

Better option for solitude!

Happy Four is an under-utilized campground in the backcountry of the Hoh River Trail. It's confusingly more like 6 miles from the trailhead, past the wildly popular 5-mile Island campground.  This is a good option for people who make it to the trailhead by early afternoon and can rack up the miles along the flat Hoh River trail. It's far enough in the backcountry that you aren't competing with day hikers for trail space. 

I couldn't find the privy here but they are mapped to exist, the bear wires are somewhat hard to find because there's no sign pointing you there and there's so many trails crisscrossing the campground. The trail is a little hard to find from the main Hoh River Trail but if you see the shelter you know you're close!

The campground is far enough off the trailhead that you won't get much trail noise and there's enough vegetation between sites that you won't necessarily see your neighbor. It's still close enough to the trailhead that you won't be by yourself but most people tend to stop at 5-Mile Island so things are a little quieter here.