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Established Camping

Klahowya Campground

About

USDA Forest Service

Olympic National Forest

Adjacent to__the south shore of the Sol Duc River, the rain forest setting hosts__an accessible interpretive nature trail, fishing, picnicking, and trails to explore the natural beauty.____During the summer when the river__is low water, there is__tubing or float run between the 'Day Use' areas next to__Sites 9 and 45.Interpretive programs are presented in the amphitheater during the summer.

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Location

Klahowya Campground is located in Washington

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Forks, WA travel northeast on US Highway 101 for 20 miles. Klahowya Campground is north of of US Highway 101, near milepost 212.

Coordinates

48.064719 N
124.111591 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Poor

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

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12 Reviews

Selena H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2024

Amazing spot!

We arrived at 2pm on 7/2/24 hoping to find a first come first served spot big enough for our rented RV (30' x 10' x 12'). Much to our surprise, the campground was at least 50% empty!

We passed by two great looking spots (one with RV hookups) before settling on site 7, which is situated right next to the river. It has a great picnic table and the fire ring is well maintained and has very little ash left behind. We have a little trail from our site down to the edge of the river with a rocky beach and what appears to be great fly fishing.

The campground itself is very well maintained, clean, and quiet, and it offers plenty of shade in a beautiful temperate rainforest setting. No trash in sight anywhere. Even though it is close to the 101, the only sound we hear is the river. The loop for sites 1-20 seems to offer a bit more privacy than the other loop. The vault toilets on this loop are clean and aren't even smelly. It seems like this campground doesn't get a lot of use, which doesn't make sense at all. Maybe the vampires scared folks away? 🤭

Highly recommend this spot.

Site7
Month of VisitAugust
Kate M.
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2022

River Access Near Olympic NP Highlights

Great location for seeing the best of Olympic National Park or just hanging and enjoying the woods and river. First come first served. We were there mid week and there were many sites open midday. The river is beautiful with deeper spots for swimming. Get a spot on the river side of the road if you can, but there is also a place for everyone to access river on one of the loops.

Site41
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Kate M., July 22, 2022
Kathy B.
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2021

Right on the River--Beautiful Spot!

A friend had just returned from a trip to the Olympic Peninsula and told us about this spot. We loved it. Right on the river. The forest was so fresh and clean. Not too crowded mid week in September. Highly recommend this place. No cell service. No hook ups.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Kathy B., July 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Kathy B., July 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Kathy B., July 11, 2021
Kristina  C.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

Great view of the Sol Duc River

Great campground. Quite. There are a variety of site sizes. There is also a cool little trail called the Pioneer Trail that has historical information. You can purchase fire wood about 5 minutes away on the main road. Our site (#31) had a great view of the river and little trail straight to it.

Site31
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Kristina  C., June 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Kristina  C., June 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Kristina  C., June 30, 2021
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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Quiet

Quiet. Small camping sites, mostly for tent camping. Some RV with electric hookup. Area for oversized RV available. Next to Sol duc river, nice. Clean toilets.

Site50
Month of VisitJuly
A
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2020

Loved this campground

I tried to get a site at the famous Fairholme CG. When I arrived on a Thursday around noon it was already packed. Kept driving and found not far away this little gem. It’s sat back and therefore no road noise. Beautiful nestled in the rainforest. It has vault toilets which were clean.

ryan C.
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2019

Great campground, close to lots of activities in the the park.

My family and I came up to camp at crescent lake.  We got out of town a little late and main campsites at lake were full.  A short 9 mile drive west from the lake we found this little gem.  We got one of the last campsites available for the weekend.  It was a nice campground and very well maintained.  I got a chance to check out most of campsites the next day when most people left and there are some very cool ones, that I will try and score next time.  I do not have anything negative to say about this site.  If you need a backup plan or just looking for something a little quieter away from the lake, then look no further.

Site54
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by ryan C., August 9, 2019
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by ryan C., August 9, 2019
Molly Y.
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2018

Backup Campsite was a Pleasant Surprise

We were aiming to camp at Fairholm Campground on Lake Crescent, but it filled up quick. So we chose Klahowya Campground and we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of this campground. We were fortunate enough to get a walk-in campsite on the Sol-Duc River. It was spacious and decently private. It was fun to be on the river and there was even a little path you could take to the river.

Overall the campground was clean, but the pit toilet was beyond dirty and the garbage bins were over flowing.

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Molly Y., August 22, 2018
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Molly Y., August 22, 2018
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Molly Y., August 22, 2018
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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2018

One of my favorites

My family have traveled from Ohio to camp in the Olympic Peninsula several times. We stumbled on the Klahowya Campground many years ago and have returned a couple times. The sites a nicely sized, private, and offer opportunities to wade in the river. Walking trails run through the campground that show you a variety of impressive tree growth. Amenities like toilets and water are well distributed through the grounds.

Month of VisitAugust
Melody P.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2017

Our favorite campground

What could be better than spending the entire day on a lazy river with direct access from your camp site? Each site has its own unique perks and even a couple sites have power! First come, first serve. Come early on weekends. Bring tubes during the summer to float! Bring your bikes, Klahowya is right across the highway from an access point on the Olympic Discovery Trail!!! Ride all day long through the ONP and cool off in the river.

Site45, 41, 42
  • Time lapse video of the Sol Duc river Klahowya camp site #41 July 21, 2017. 80 degrees with a slight breeze. Perfect day for the river!
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  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Melody P., August 15, 2017
Tarah S.
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

Magical experience!

I camped here one night with my dog and it was so peaceful.....granted it was in October. There was only one other camper in the whole park so I felt like I had the park to myself. I bathed in the river that evening and the next day was able to witness a family of otters swimming up the river! The campsites are well spread apart and there are many along the river. It's $17/night for tent spots which seems to be the going rate for campsites around the Olympic Peninsula. The fs.usda.gov site states that this park closes Sept, but I'm pretty sure I stayed there the beginning of Oct 2012 and have pictures to prove it! Personally, I felt that this campsite was much nicer than the Sol Duc campground which was $3 more a night.

  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Tarah S., July 27, 2016
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Tarah S., July 27, 2016
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Tarah S., July 27, 2016
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Christy K.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

Good Stopping Point on Tour of Olympic Peninsula

Our second time touring the peninsula we were lucky to get an early start and get a spot here. Note it can be crowded on the weekends in the summer.

This was a great spot for us right off the highway as we wanted to go to Forks and Neah Bay the next day. Last time we stayed at Shi Shi, which requires a bit of a hike in. So this is great for a traditional campground on the river and is doable from Seattle - although get an early start to get the good spots!

Note - if you are looking to tube on the Sol Duc river, there is an river access point at this campground. We saw lots of people entering the river here.

  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Christy K., July 31, 2015
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Christy K., July 31, 2015
  • Review photo of Klahowya Campground by Christy K., July 31, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Klahowya Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Klahowya Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Klahowya Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is poor.