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Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area

3 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Gatton Creek Campground is located on the south shore of Lake Quinault next to Gatton Creek, a small rainforest stream. Campsites and the picnic units are located along the shore of the lake with views across the water to the forested slopes of Olympic National Park.

The area provides…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets

Access

  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Reviews

3 Reviews of Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Zach A.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2020

Lakeside Walk-In sites

This 6 site campground is walk-ins only. On the south shore of Lake Quinault. It was full when I was there so couldn't get any photos of the tent sites but they seemed pretty standard with gravel footprints, picnic benches and fire pits.

 There's a pit toilet on-site and extra parking. It…

  • site map
  • fees placard
  • right next to Lake Quinault Lodge
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Month of VisitJuly
Erin  S.
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2017

Great spot

Only five sites at this campground - first come first served - all are walk up and all are on a semi private beach on Lake Quinault with beautiful water for swimming and kayaking and fantastic trails directly across the road. Easy access to the Quinault lodge restaurant and a Mercantile general…

Month of VisitSeptember
Amber B.
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2017

Practically Perfect

no plan, just hoping. chatted with the gentleman working the museum at Lake Quinalt and he recommended Gatton. great spot! only five sites, all walk up, all right on the lake. we had our own private beach and it was lovely. the sites are close but private. the grounds are well maintained and have…

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Month of VisitAugust

Location

Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area is located in Washington

Directions

From Aberdeen, WA travel north on US Highway 101 for 45 miles to the junction of the South Shore Road. Turn right (east) and proceed 2.8 miles on South Shore Road and turn left into the Gatton Creek Campground and Day Use parking area.    

Coordinates

47.47312666 N
123.8379894 W

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About This Campground

Gatton Creek Campground is located on the south shore of Lake Quinault next to Gatton Creek, a small rainforest stream. Campsites and the picnic units are located along the shore of the lake with views across the water to the forested slopes of Olympic National Park.

The area provides opportunities to swim and use non motorized boats nearby. There are 5 walk-in campsites that accommodate tents. There are also 3 picnic units. Nearest boat ramps are located at Willaby and Falls Creek Campgrounds.

Access Gatton Creek Trail #888 from the trailhead across from the campground along South Shore Road. 

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