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229 Reviews of 42 Olympic National Park Campgrounds

L & J L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2021

Beautiful but Busy

This is a small campground with 11 sites. Even in the off season, this campground was busy. During the day, people drove in and out presumably to look at the river, and, while we had the campground to ourselves during the day on Saturday, there were several campers Saturday night. There is good…

  • Campsite 6 has hookups that we’re locked for the off season
  • Campsite 8. 7 and 9 are on either side. Very cramped.
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Month of VisitJanuary
L & J L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Remote Hidden Gem

This campground is a hidden gem. Just 6.5 miles past Upper Clearwater Campground you’ll find a well-marked trailhead where you can park and hike in. The hike is super short, probably less than 1/4 mile, and you’ll find yourself at a pristine lake with primitive campsites, the first of which has a…

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Month of VisitJanuary
L & J L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Peaceful and Primitive

We were the only ones at this campground the first weekend in December. Got to the location about 9:45pm Friday night in the pitch dark so we were especially glad it wasn’t busy. We took spot 1, which in our opinion is the best location right on the river. During the high season some of the other…

  • View from bridge past Upper Clearwater on the way to Yahoo Lake before the split in the road
  • Upper Clearwater Site 1
  • Upper Clearwater Site 1
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Month of VisitJanuary
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2021

Amazing campground under the giants!

One of the most spectacular campsites I've stayed at, nestled into the giant rainforest trees. I stayed there with a group of friends in Loop A. The sites look a bit close together but feel quite far apart with all the tree and ground cover. Facilities were pretty basic, but we sprung for $15 to…

  • View looking up from our campsites
  • Sol Duc Falls
  • Sol Duc falls in action
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Month of VisitSeptember
AbeAndMel_Vantravels ..
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2021

Free Camping Review on youtube, enjoyed our stay here.

We enjoyed our stay at the Bear Creek Campground, we will definitely be back again. It was quiet besides road noise here. A couple trails to walk on and pit toilets, we didn't not use pit toilets but we checked them out and they weren't clean(just as a heads up). We loved how close it was to Sol…

Month of VisitJuly
Judy T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2021

Small USFS campground along Chewuch River

We camped here May 14, 2016 while in a month long camping trip in Washington. I especially like this campground as there is a short 1/4 mile paved hiking trail across the road that leads to a close up view of Falls Creek Falls. If you want a more strenuous hike, you can hike further up for more…

  • campsite #6
  • campsite #6
  • Old fashioned water pump
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Month of VisitJune
L & J L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2021

Great Spot, Bad Road

The campground was great. Lots of sites and secluded enough in the off season we had most of it to ourselves the second night we were there.

We took one star away because there is a stretch of forest road for about 2.5 miles before you get into the national park that is almost impassable due to…

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Month of VisitNovember
Randell C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2021

Beautiful seclusion

Didn't get to stay, as I needed cell signal during stay timeframe. However, beautiful nice spots, very damp and soggy with recent rains and since is flat, leaves some areas needing to be watched. Also, no cell signal.. T_mobile or Verizon. Lots of distance between sites, various foliage between…

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Month of VisitNovember
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021

Great campsite, close to the park

This is a nice small campsite right next to a river very close to Olympic national park. I arrived at night and had a little bit of trouble finding the site but it is immediately before the bridge on the right coming in and dips down into a little bit of a lower area on a dirt road that is about 20…

  • The lower parking area of the site
  • Looking down from the road
  • Looking to the right from the bottom of the hill on the road side
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Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Beautiful location but no showers

We loved our time at Sol Duc but we were disappointed that there were no showers. You can use the showers at the lodge but you have to pay $15 as this also gives you entrance to the hot springs. This wasn't ideal as we did not have time to use the hot springs so it seemed a bit expensive to spend…

Month of VisitOctober
Marcella V.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2021

Lyre River

right on the water! My son caught his first fish!

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Month of VisitJuly
Bubs P.
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Great CG for the price.

Decent CG, first come first serve, 100 ft to the Hoh River. There's about a dozen sites, only A few can handle 25' place rigs. Verizon service was sorry with 2 bars.

Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2021

Sweet Free Site!

Super beautiful mossy green scenery right next to the river. We arrived around 5 on a Wednesday and we’re able to snag what I think was the second camp site. An easy pullout for our SUV where we’re able to set up a tent but ended up just sleeping in the car due to rain. The perfect location for…

Month of VisitOctober
Morgan M.
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2021


Super convenient to camp inside the park boundary to avoid all of the car traffic in and out of the park. The campground is a few minutes walk to all of the trailheads. Campsites are reservable at the visitors center (campground desk hours in intervals of 10am-6pm). We drove in around 4pm on a…

  • behind loop A campsites
  • slug found on our campground site
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Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2021

Riverside camping

We stayed here from Sunday, September 5th for 4 nights. Great private campground by the river. When we got in there was quite a few people camped there. By the last night there was only 3. You have to be self contained as there is no water, electricity or dump. Would definitely stay here again.

  • campsite by the river.
  • river behind our set-up.
Siteby the river.
Month of VisitOctober

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