Tent Cabin
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Deer Park - Olympic National Park

This small campground is the only one in the park located at the sub-alpine level.  Access is via an unpaved road and is dependent upon seasonal snowmelt.

Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Location
Deer Park - Olympic National Park is located in Olympic National Park in Washington
Latitude
47.949 N
Longitude
-123.256 W
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Directions
From Highway 101, turn south on Deer Park Road east of Port Angeles. The campground is approximately 16 miles up the road.
9 Reviews of Deer Park - Olympic National Park
Worth the drive, even on a cloudy day!

Camping with a view! Or bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery and the fresh air.

Favorite Getaway

This is the best little campground! Wish amazing views and great trails near by! Campground was clean and quiet. Early August was when I was there, and it was pretty busy! Try to get a spot early!

Out of the Way and Wonderful

Deep park is located on a 7 mile long gravel road.  The drive up is tight and not suitable for any type of trailer.  The campground has level tent sights that offer a fantastic 360 degree view.  There is no water, so bring your own and there a couple of vault toilets.  This campground give you a clear view of the night sky and if it rains, some have shelters keep dry.  Overall, for a night or two this campground is wonderful.

amazing views!

this campground is not the easiest to get to but shouldn’t be avoided. the long winding road isn’t necessarily steep but it is narrow, so just take it slow. we found out that this was one of the original sites for camping in the Olympic high country and was even a ski resort when first built! the bathrooms are pit toilets but are well kept and not disgusting. no running water is available so pack in what you need. the spots are well spaced and don’t ask for much more. the deer are in abundance so you should definitely keep food in the car. the pads don’t really exist so be prepared for uneven tent surfaces. I don’t think campers are allowed but if so, I wouldn’t bring one up.

The most magical place you'll ever stay

Located 18 miles up into the Olympic Mountains, Deer Park is one of the most magical campsites you'll ever stay at. While the trek up the one way dirt road will have you wondering at one point if you'll ever reach the top, you're in for a real treat if you just keep driving.

Looking out over the Olympic Mountains you'll definitely feel like you're ontop of the world. The number of campsites are limited so it's wise to nab one fast. You have the option to backpack or day hike from Deer Park on alpine trails to various lakes and view points, all the while surrounded by wild lupine and other wildflowers.

No fires are allowed and make sure to bring plenty of water!

Due note that this is mountain lion and black bear country, so bring bear canisters! If hiking alone be cautious and make sounds from time to time. It's also where you have a chance to encounter mountain goat as well!

Star gazing magic

We got up there about 1 o'clock on a Friday…you definately need to be there earlier! Everything was crazy packed full already. Luckily I went and talked to the ranger and he told me of a spot that might still be open…IT WAS! We were there for the weekend. Our first day was very nice and sunny so we went on a hike pass the meadow it leads to beautiful open mountains. That night it got so dark we were blanketed in stars and it was simply amazing. This campground has no showers or water. They do have pit toilets and firewood for sale. Be prepared to see lots of deer. Its a great place to go get away for the weekend but definately start early and get there early.

Worth the drive!

A beautiful campground in Olympic National Park with views galore! It was cool how tame the deer were as well. We stayed in spot A4, backing right up to the meadow. It didn't offer a ton of privacy, but all you have to do is look outside your tent to forget about that. This is probably the coolest campground I've stayed in. 10/10 would recommend!

Stunning Views

We camped here last summer. The clouds were in and it was raining till we set up camp. The drive was long to get up, but well worth it. We set up camp during a short rain break. We couldn't see the view at all that night. The next day we woke up and were stunned by the mountain peak view. It was worth it to camp here just for this. We also saw a lot of deer right by our tent.

We will be going back

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the view!

I gotta be honest, we didn't camp here on our trip to Olympic National Park, BUT we wished we did! It is a beautiful, secluded, 'back to nature' campground that is so unique! Not very many sites, but they are large and secluded. This is quite primitive camping (no water available) so being prepared is key. The drive to the campground is a bit intense, but the views make it totally worth it! This is a place that was added to the 'bucket list' campgrounds immediately!