Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
No Drinking Water
About Royal Lake
National Park Service
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Firewood Available
No Market
No Pets
No Phone Service
No Picnic Table
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Royal Lake is located in Olympic National Park in Washington
47.8313 N
-123.2121 W
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1 Review of Royal Lake
First to Review
Moderate Hike With Moderate Reward

Royal Lake is beautiful and the hike to the lake takes you through a variety of terrain. The hike to Royal Lake begins at the Upper Dungeness Trailhead. The path has little to no markings, so make sure you know where you are going. After 1 mile there is a bridge to the left, but you must continue onto the right path. The remaining of the hike is mostly uphill. They day we hiked it rained making the hike more difficult. It is not for the faint hearted, but it is completely doable!

Once we arrived at Royal Lake the views were amazing. We set up camp overlooking the lake and explored around the lake. It is a very small lake, it is a quick walk around and there is a path that takes you to Royal Basin.

Unfortunately, fires are not allowed at this elevation, so be sure to pack a stove or food that does not require cooking. The mosquitos were very bad in the evening, causing us to call it a night early. Also, it gets cold at night, so an extra layer is a must!

The hike out was significantly quicker and easier, due to it being dry and mostly downhill. Overall, I thought Royal Lake was beautiful, but I would not go back.