About Ozette - Olympic National Park
National Park Service
Ozette - Olympic National Park is located in Olympic National Park in Washington
7 Reviews of Ozette - Olympic National Park
I LOVED this area. we did a day hike hike not to far away that was stunning. It took a while to get to the views and sights and it was really muddy but it was worth it. You get the chance to scale the side of this rock with this rope that is installed to help you get to the top. The view of the beach is beautiful. Tons of starfish and wildlife. Unfortunately there was a dead whale on the beach when I went but that made it even more interesting to see. The weather was great. Just be sure to bring some shoes that you don't mind getting a little dirty. The trail was called Shi Shi Beach.
Campground sits on the bank of Ozette lake. Not a lot of sites (15) but first come first served. Dry sites, no hookups, $20/night. Only reason not 5 stars is that the walk to the bathroom was quite far at night for teeth brushing etc. (website says pit toilets, but next to the ranger station there were flush toilets and running water, open all night)
The official National Park Ozette Campground is a very small campground right on the lake and next to the ranger station in Ozette, at the upper NW quadrant of the Olympic Peninsula.
The sites are all flat and pretty much open - you will definitely see your neighbors. The toilets are a bit of a walk away at the ranger station / trail head. There is a huge parking lot full of cars but no people as this is a big place to hike out and camp on the beach (about a 3 mile hike in to the closest camping) - if you hike on the beach, you'll need a backcountry permit which you can get at the ranger station (available when it is open or closed).
It was surprising to me, but there were deer walking around the camp while we were there. Don't leave your food out. We also found it to be pretty mosquito-y here compared to other ONP camping.
This is actually in the National Park, so you'll need to have a NP pass or pay the fee to register your car. Camping is first come - no reservations.
All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. There is also a water point. For showers, you can pay at the Lost Resort up the street.
If you're planning to do the 9 mile Ozette triangle loop hike, you'll want to check the tide table at the ranger station. Low tide was very early in the morning during the summer and you'll find yourself racing the tide to get around the heads if you don't leave early enough. If you do wind up on the beach at high tide, you'll have to use the upper trails which requires some ropes and steep hills to finish the hike. If you have kids, be sure to leave early enough. If the tide is low in the morning, recommend camping here and using it as your base.
Pretty busy campground but quiet enough. Easy walk to the lake and then to trailhead from campground. Absolutely loved how dark it was at night which made for incredible stargazing.
This is a special place. Camping has all the necessary amenities but be sure to have a full tank of gas and food/firewood when you pass through forks or Sekiu as there aren't any service stations out here in one if the more remote parts if Washington and even the US. There is a great beach walk loop you should try out.
This small, first come first served, campground on the Olympic Peninsula is situated in a great place to enjoy the National Park. The Lake is beautiful.
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This is a small campground that fills up on a first come, first serve basis. There are 15 total sites so if you definitely want to stay here make sure you get here a bit earlier. The sites are $20 a night. Pit toilets are available as well as potable water sources. This is a great place to stay if you're interested in water activities or just need a place to stay in the park!