Hoh Oxbow Campground
allison W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2022

No oversight

There are some big pluses and minuses to know about this special spot.

  • It is a truly beautiful spot on the river, unique vegetation, convenient to Olympic NP, and that’s all impressive enough on its own to net four stars.

  • There is confusion on the Dyrt and other sites: This is a Washington STATE PARK. It is not a National Park or National Forest. As long as you have a WA “Discover Pass,” you can stay here. Signs here state this clearly.

  • The “Discover Passes” are a pain for people who aren’t WA residents, but I digress. You can buy them online for $10/day.

  • Only 8 sites: One is ADA (if you don’t have a placard you can only claim it after 6 PM), four are not connected to the road (walk-in), three are OK for van/campers.

  • Because it’s so small, it feels secluded/abandoned. It’s technically full but I can’t see or hear anyone. There is no camp host and I haven’t seen anyone come by to check on the place. This might sound good to some, but we are right off the highway with lots of people circling through to check on the boat launch, use the (neglected) pit toilet, or… who knows. It doesn’t surprise me that another reviewer had things stolen. I would not feel especially safe here as a single camper if I wasn’t in a vehicle.

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