Located along the Sol Duc River, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is on the "edge of the backcountry in the heart of the Olympic National Park" with hot spring pools and access to many hiking trails. In the late 1800s, settlers found the hot springs and called them "Sol Duc" a mispronunciation of the Quileute word for sparkling waters. The first hotel was built at Sol Duc in 1912 but burned down in 1916. The resort was rebuilt on a more modest scale in the 1920s, and completely rebuilt in the 1980s, which reflects how the resort looks today.
Recreation.gov offers reservations for 62 of the resort's 82 tent sites and for all 17 of the resort's RV campsites, all nestled under a lush green canopy of old growth forest. Reservations for the remaining 20 tent sites are made directly at the resort as walk in reservations. Advanced reservations are recommended to guarantee a campsite.
Multiple hiking trails are accessible directly from the property, with the most popular taking guests to spectacular Sol Duc Falls. Additional onsite amenities include a poolside deli and massage therapy.
Book tent and RV campsites here on Recreation.gov (using the buttons on the right to view sites and availability). Visit the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website to book reservations for the lodge and cabins.
Reinvigorate your spirit:
Hike through dense, old-growth forest to Sol Duc Falls or explore the famous Lover's Lane Loop Trail. The Olympic Peninsula is prized for its wide assortment of hiking trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Multiple treks are available, such as a 1.6 mile (2.6 km) round-trip hike to Sol Duc Falls from the resort.
Reward yourself with a soak in one of the three hot mineral pools or a dip in the freshwater swimming pool.
Watch salmon fight their way up the Sol Duc River at the Salmon Cascades Overlook during autumn.
The campground currently offers two tent camping loops including a walk-in area that accommodate 82 tent campsites plus 17 RV campsites. Nearby comfort stations in the campground or lodge loops offer flush toilets and potable water. Each site offers a picnic table, fire ring and paved access.
Campers have access to the resort's facilities, which include the three hot mineral-spring pools and freshwater pool (fees apply), the main lodge with front desk, gift shop and restaurant:
Springs Restaurant: Serving Pacific Northwest favorites such as roasted salmon and fish chips as well as delicious desserts. A fully stocked bar offers a selection of microbrews and local wines.
Espresso Bar: Fresh espresso creations, cold drinks and snacks for a quick pick me up before you start the day.
The Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is managed by Aramark, an authorized National Park Service concessioner. You must pay the park entrance fee at the kiosk on Sol Duc Road on your way to the resort. Refer to the park Fees and Passes page.
For the main lodge, cabins, river suite, please visit Aramarks Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website.
Sol Doc offers three mineral hot spring pools heated between 98-107F (37C - 40C) and a large freshwater swimming pool that ranges from 50-85F (10C - 29C). Purchase daily passes at the front desk of the main lodge.
Mineral Water Wading Pool: approximately: 98F / 37C / 6-8' deep Large Mineral Fountain Pool: approximately 101F / 38C / 3' deep (meets accessibility standards) Medium Mineral Pool: approximately 104F / 40C / 3' deep Freshwater Pool: Varies seasonally between 50F - 85F / 10C - 30C (universally accessible) Nearby Attractions
Guests can visit the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Port Angeles.
Lake Crescent Lodge, Olympic National Park: Experience self-guided hikes at Marymere Falls Trail, Mt. Storm King, or the Moments in Time Trail, or makes plans for a guided kayak tour, or a meal at the lakefront restaurant.
Log Cabin Resort, Olympic National Park: Park visitors can rent a canoe/kayak, stand up paddle boards, and bicycles.
Hurricane Ridge: From this area, enjoy hiking, food and beverage services and spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Lake Quinault Lodge: Plan to join a rain forest tour and finish the day with lakefront dining.
Forks: Movie buffs will enjoy this town -- the setting of the famed Twilight series, as well as the Timber Museum.
Ruby Beach: Don't miss a Pacific Coast beach walk with tide pools and sea stacks.
Charges & Cancellations
Cancellations must be submitted within 48 prior of your arrival.
ADA Access: N
We went there first of October. $30 to get inside the park but if you have a America beautiful pass for $80 it’s good for a year. In the RV area with electric hook ups is more like a parking lot Loop b is pretty much tents only. Loop a there are a few decent size sites 14-19 but you better have reservations. It’s $25 a night for the campground. The hike to the falls is nice and not too bad or long.
I arrived after dark and it was rainy. I did spend time at the springs, which was nice. The camping spots are very close together, but the area is scenic.
Beautiful stay here on Loop B. It was a great place to stay, we would have stayed in a different site, we were in 060 and it was ok, but lots of passersby. Hiking was simple to find and the waterfalls were in plentiful supply. We had a small rodent stuck in the car for a bit, so I wouldn't recommend setting up camp while your car doors remain open. Amateur move for sure. The bathrooms were clean too. Reserve with confidence.
While all the campsites were a vit close on Loop A, we hardly even heard or noticed anyone. It was amazing to fall asleep with the Sol Duc river close by and a nice little hike to the Sol Duc falls simply made this camping weekend amazing!! It made the extreme cold that night so worth it.
We stayed here while exploring Olympic National Park and really enjoyed it! We stayed in loop A site 10. The site was beautiful, under the trees and overlooking the water. We fit two tents at the site comfortably. Nobody occupied the adjacent two sites, but the were a little close together. There was a nice picnic table and fire ring. We were very close to the restrooms, which were clean. They did not have showers, but we were able to shower free at the Sol Duc resort about 5 minutes away. It is $15 if you want access to the hot springs and showers, but since we only wanted a shower, they didn't charge us. The Sol Duc Falls trailhead was about 5 minutes from the campground. Definitely worth seeing.
We camped here 3 nights (April 14-16) with a group of 7 people, 4 tents on the site total. We stayed in loop A because the rest of the campground was closed on site 9 the first night, then moved to site 10 because someone else had the site reserved after us. We brought a huge tarp to hang over the picnic table and the fire because it rained on an off the whole time while we were there. Both sites are pretty much right on the river surrounded by huge Sitka Spruce so it gave us some amazing sites. The bathrooms and potable water are very nearby, but not an annoyance at all. The campground host Bill was awesome and very accommodating with questions or requests we had. He even offered to allow us to camp in loop B if we wanted. We opted not to because we didn't want to tear down our camp again, but loop B, we talked through and if you don't need to be by the river, it's an awesome loop surrounded by huge old trees. There's a hiking trail all the way from the campground to the waterfalls and I highly recommend doing it, great views in the forest and along the river. If you need anything general food wise, the hot springs resort has a little shop as well as a restaurant if you don't feel like making food at your site. We were even able to use the showers at the resort in the locker rooms (locker room style showers, not private).
Had a great trip. Quiet. Very clean bathrooms.
We stayed in campground B where there were plenty of spots, most of them flat with huge areas and great picnic tables and fire pits. Flush toilets and hand dryers were amazing on the cold night. Short walk to the resort hot springs and 3 miles up to the falls. Great spot.
Campsite Review: This campground in the Sol Duc Valley is composed of several different loops and setups for every type of adventurer. In addition to the lodge with a general store and restaurants, there is an RV only parking lot which seemed a little different as it’s just a parking lot with hookups and a table at the end of each space. There was no separation whatsoever between them. However, the loops are more set into the fairytale-like forest and you feel much more like you’re actually in the rain forest. The campsites themselves seemed to all be kind of small, and a little close together but with nice flat areas, tables, fire ring, and lots and lots of underbrush you can’t really see your neighbors. We stayed at site 38 in loop A which had a nice tent spot set out under the trees along with a decent table and fire ring set back from what is basically a parking lot that was open to the road. When getting your site be careful about the exact size allotment if you’re in a larger vehicle, because these sizes didn’t seem correct. This site is listed as being a 35’ back-in, but it really is just a shared parking lot between this and the site next to it (37) across from the central restrooms. While the site might say it’ll fit your vehicle, the roads are narrow and there are a good number of trees and branches around which may impede your maneuvering if you’re in something large. Because our site and the one next to it have “spaces” for 2 vehicles each, we did have a few people whom would pull up park in the “lot” and then explore around the campground and loop at the board for available spaces which was a little annoying, but at least they aren’t walking through our site.
The toilet facilities in Loop A were clean, but could have used a good once over. They seemed to have been maintained, just not super regularly and thankfully no guests had come in and destroyed them. There was hand soap but unfortunately the hand dryers were broken (which I normally like because of the reduction of trash, but dislike because of the increased noise they produce). You have some potable water/dish cleaning spigots, but nothing is there to catch the waste. There are also a couple of bear proof trash cans and the camp host sold fire wood (pricey at $8 a bundle). However, you can collect downed wood whenever the host isn’t selling wood.
Amenities: standard picnic tables, fire rings, plus flush toilets, potable water, & bear/cougar proof trash cans |Prohibited: pets off-leash
You’re also just down the road from the Sol Duc Hot Springs, which is 3 different pools with the water pumped into them. At $15 a person, this seemed a little pricey, but you do get access to the showers, so if you’re really desperate it might be an option to clean up and then relax after some strenuous hikes.
Gear Review: As a Ranger for The Dyrt I sometimes get the opportunity to test out products and the highlight of exploring the Olympic Peninsula was getting to test Beyond Clothing’s A5 Rig Light Jacket. Beyond clothing designs their clothing to be survival clothing layered for whatever potential challenges may come your way. Knowing that it can get a bit cooler in the PNW, but we’d still be hiking and exploring around I decided to try out the jacket from the A5 – Softshell section of their system. I found this to be a fantastic jacket. Several of the features I really enjoyed about this jacket were:
- This jacket was very lightweight, but also felt sturdy. Really seemed to be put together well, with strong seams and solid sticking.
- It was a breathable jacket that still kept me warm. While exploring the wilderness coast of Olympic NP I was glad to have this jacket as I didn’t feel any bite from the cold winds coming in off the Pacific, but also didn’t sweat while hiking around.
- Excellent pocket placement. Having your standard waist pockets isn’t always enough, and the bicep and breast pockets were perfectly placed and easy to access while on the move.
- The stretch of the material was great for climbing around and didn’t restrict my movement at all which sometimes happens with having on a jacket.
- I really liked the design and coloring.
- Made in the USA!!
If you camp anywhere in the Olympics let Sol Duc be your home base! Right smack in the middle of Olympic National Park we had access to not only the Hurricane ridge area but were close enough to spend a day at Kalaloch on our way home! The soak in the Sol Duc Hot springs were amazing especially after a hike. We saw some great wildlife and wildflowers on this trip. Sol duc is about an hour from Port Angeles. Happy Adventuring! And remember to practice leave no trace ethics.✌❤