Campground Closed
Fairholme Campground - Olympic National Park is closed for the season. It reopens April 26th.
Standard (tent/RV)
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Fairholme Campground - Olympic National Park
Season
April 26th - September 30th
Price
$10.00 - $20.00
Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
Sanitary Dump
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Fairholme Campground - Olympic National Park is located in Olympic National Park in Washington
Latitude
48.068 N
Longitude
-123.915 W
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31 Reviews of Fairholme Campground - Olympic National Park
Forested lakeside nook

We got in on a Saturday evening when the forecast had not called for rain, but it was a steady downpour. Some folks were bailing while we set up! We got probably the crumminess site in the whole campground (beggars can't be choosers)-- very tiny, right across from the bathrooms and site reservation board. And yet we had a perfectly enjoyable stay! The bathrooms were extremely clean and the campground was immaculately kept. We saw the two hosts on a few occasions, sound rounds and continually cleaning up. They were very pleasant. The bathrooms were lit all night, but the light didn't really bother us. We managed a fire because of the how thick the tree foliage was and cooked our dinner and got warmed up. We fit in two tents and a hammock! Lake crescent is just below the campground, there are walk in sites on the shore. We took a walk down to the small swimming area and took an evening dip. The lake was gorgeous, like glass, and the swim was refreshing. There's a small general store right on the hill by the swimming beach that rents kayaks and paddle boards. The store also has a very nice selection of food, alcohol, and camp supplies. I was impressed! This campground posts at the entrance if they are full, has potable water and wash areas, and very clean restrooms. Lovely!

Fairholme in the summer

Fairholme is a fantastic campground on the shores of Lake Crescent. Absolutely beautiful but the problem is everyone knows it! I would definitely go back but get there earlier to get a better spot.

Olympic National Park lakeside camping

This campground is along the lake in the northmost part of the park. It’s not very deep into the park so there aren’t as many day hiking or challenging hikes as in some other parts of the park, but there are still many trails you can explore from the campground. The campground is densely wooded and feels wonderfully PNW (mosquitos and all). There are no reservations here.

Olympic National Park lakeside camping

This campground is along the lake in the northmost part of the park. It’s not very deep into the park so there aren’t as many day hiking or challenging hikes as in some other parts of the park, but there are still many trails you can explore from the campground. The campground is densely wooded and feels wonderfully PNW (mosquitos and all). There are no reservations here.

Hurricane Ridge

While staying in the Olympic National Park we visited hurricane Ridge which was quite spectacular. It was the middle of June and there was still snow on its peaks. The views from the top were unreal. Me and my uncle did a hike up there and came across some deer. The top had a great visitor center, with friendly staff with tons of knowledge.

Olympic National Park

No reservations but it’s a medium sized campground so you have an ok shot at getting a spot if you come in the afternoon in summer. There are a lot of sites right on the water which means more mosquitoes but also more amazing views. Lots of places to swim nearby and you can rent canoes right on site to explore the water. Don’t expect the water to be warm basically ever but it’s still nice to swim and splash around. Didn’t see any exceptional wildlife.

Olympic National Park

No reservations but it’s a medium sized campground so you have an ok shot at getting a spot if you come in the afternoon in summer. There are a lot of sites right on the water which means more mosquitoes but also more amazing views. Lots of places to swim nearby and you can rent canoes right on site to explore the water. Don’t expect the water to be warm basically ever but it’s still nice to swim and splash around. Didn’t see any exceptional wildlife.

Beautiful campsite

These sites are situated right next to Lake Crescent. They are open from May to October and have fairly standard amenities that you would find in other primitive sites. There are picnic tables as well as fire rings at every site. There are tent sites as well as RV sites. The entire Olympic National Park area is beautiful! Be sure to give this site a stop if you want to stay in the park.

Beautiful spot by the lake

My wife and I love it here. It's very peaceful and right by the lake. You can SUP or Kayak, or walk over and hike to waterfalls. Great place to get away.

lake site

We really had a wonderful time at Olympic National Park! We stayed here, at the Fairholm campgrounds, and after this great experience we will definitely be back (already checked out other camping options since we like to experience new things during our trips!). We were pleased with the central location of this campground. We were warned that later in the summer it gets more busy and less tranquil, so we were happy to be there beginning of summer/end of spring. The site was medium sized and since there were not campers on either side of us, it felt secluded, but I could see it feeling a bit less private with both sites next to it being used. I think next time we come, we will opt for something a little less busy, but overall it was a nice place to stay.