Spent two days seeing the entire north side of the park from the rain forest to the numerous waterfalls to the amazing beaches!
$22 for a tent site but you will also have to pay or have a park pass to get into Olympic NP. Bathrooms are basic with no showers. Water spigots at restrooms. Sites are level and come with fire ring and table. Quiet and wildlife visible.
One of two reservable campgrounds in Olympic National Park, I chose this because we would be here over a weekend and didn’t want to chance not being able to find a campsite. It’s a long drive in so you would not want to arrive and not find a place to rest your head. By late Friday night, the campground was full. There is an RV section with hookups and two other loops with no hookups. Our site(B70) was a bit awkward and we ended up pulling our van in forward instead of backing in, otherwise our heads would have been lower than our feet. This space could easily accommodate two cars if you were tent camping. Our senior lifetime pass was not accepted at this campground as it was listed as an RV campground. However, upon arrival, I didn’t understand why they called it an RV campground. There were no hookups or other amenities that would make it any different than a tent-only facility in the A and B loops. In fact, many of the sites had pads that would not accommodate anything larger than our 17-foot van. The bathrooms were reasonably clean and had soap. No hot water or showers but again, typical of National Park campgrounds. Quiet hours were not enforced and, in fact, the people in Site 65 were loud until 2:30 am. The next morning, garbage was strewn all over their site, an ax was still stuck in wood, and food was left out all over the table, including a jar of honey(I swear I am not making this up). This campground has signs at the entrance and on every site picnic table that it is an active bear area and how important it is to keep a clean campsite. By 10 am, everyone at the site was still asleep, and neither the camp host nor ranger had done nothing to roust/oust them. (By the time we returned from our hike/soak in the hot springs, they were gone but the people who came after had to clean up the site.) The main draw to this campground is Sol Duc Falls and the hot springs. It is over a six-mile hike roundtrip from the campground to the falls and there is a trail to the hot springs(or you can drive to the trailhead and walk.08 mile to the falls). There is an additional charge for the hot springs($15 for adults,$11 for 62 and older; optional towel rental for$3) but it is so worth it to soak your weary muscles after a hike, despite the crowds. The bonus is being able to take a shower since there are none in the campground. No cell service. We would stay here again only if we wanted to visit Sol Duc Falls or the hot springs but it was not my favorite campground.
We stayed at Sul Duc campground in early June. We stayed at site A-11. It was definitely one of the bigger sites and had more privacy and access to the river. We only had neighbors on one side and a nice grove of trees on the other. There is a bit of a steep incline from where you park your car down to the site. The site isn’t directly on the main river but on a small offshoot but if you are brave enough to walk thru the cold water or over some fallen trees you can get over to the main Sol Duc river - we had it all to ourselves and it was very relaxing! You can hear the river from the site which was nice. We were close to the restrooms and they were decent. You have to get firewood at the Hot Springs Resort - which we thought was too far to walk so we drove up. Their grocery store has ice and firewood and souvenirs and a good selection of essentials if you forgot anything. We skipped the Hot Springs - too crowded and not worth the price. We drove up to the Sol Duc Falls trailhead and walked the 0.8 miles in to see the falls - so amazing! The campground location made it easy to travel to the Hoh Rainforest and Lake Crescent nearby.
The highlight of Sol Duc was the long loop hike around the waterfalls. We were disappointed with the hot springs as they felt more like a crowded public pool than the wonder of nature that I'm sure they once were. We did enjoy the showers at the hot springs through after a very wet camping day.
The campground is pretty big (80+ sites I believe) and is quite spread out and booked out well in advance. You'll want to take note of the facilities are when you make your reservation. Bookings for the summer through October can be reserved beginning the end of April.
The campground is in a beautiful forest and the loops are relatively spread out but near enough to the hot springs resort for soaking or other amenities. Some of the spots are close together but they seem nice for RV’s, but not as private as I personally like while tent camping. The nearby hike to Sol Duc waterfalls is a nice activity while you are staying at this campground.
Bear lockers are included, so make sure to lock up all your food. Huge campsites with room for 1 or more tents ( depending on site), parking spots, picknick tables and bear lockers, and fire rings . Tolerable but still plentiful mosquitoes.
Gorgeous campsite with multiple loops. Many hikes nearby with back country camping options. Lots of great waterfalls as well. Obviously we were there during a down pour, many camp sites were soggy! Nice shelters available for back country camping as well.
Very clean bathrooms with showers and potable water. Most camp sites were spacious and offered plenty of trees in proximity to add to the serenity of the experience. Beautiful park and right near the hot springs.
I am at awestruck at this campground. There is no cellular service out there, but you can go in to the neighboring Hot Spring Resort for supplies and help with campsite if the camp management is not available. Or to buy services at the Hot Springs. There are cards at the entrance of camp loops to say where you are as well, but I was honestly confused by that. There are no showers at the campground, but does have flush toilets. There are campsites butting up to the river, a couple are a walk down into the site. All campsites are about double the size of normal campsites and are gorgeous. We actually set up our tent and realized we had a whole other area that had much more room for the tent. There was a pesky raccoon that was hopping between sites looking for anything. He tried stealing lighter fluid that was in a bag, he stole cans and candy, and a purse. (He brings it all to the center shrubbery if you unluckily meet him). He's adorable, but dont trust him if he shows up. There is a trail with an outstanding waterfall that you must see.