This is a first come first serve campground, and the good spots fill up by about 3pm, so if you want the choice spots right on the river, get there between 11a and 3pm. The drive in to the campground is nothing short of magical. I kept expecting fairies and unicorns to cross the road. While we didn’t see any mystical creatures, we did see elk, ducklings, slugs, deer, and ravens.
Great for car camping and families, with drive up campsites, restrooms with flush toilets and potable water easily accessible.
Town of Forks is nearby if you want to leave the rainforest for a moment.
The Hoh River is easily accessible from the campground.
There is a $30 fee for a 7 day pass to get in to the National Forest Land in addition to the $20 per night for the campsite. So, the longer you stay, the more you get your money’s worth.
Camp hosts were knowledgeable and friendly.
One of the most beautiful car camping grounds I have ever stayed in. We stayed in the Penn Creek campground which is tents and not RVs but there are RV sites in the neighboring campgrounds in the park.
Each site is tucked back in its own little green enclave, so even though the neighboring sites are close to you, you feel secluded.
We spent 2 nights, one at site 3, which was tucked back a little more than site 5 on our 2nd night ( we had to move sites because it’s popular in the summer and there wasn’t a site available 2 nights for our dates, so book early if you can)
We spent a day hiking through the grounds, our 11 year old daughter got to participate in the Junior Ranger Program, learning about the geology of the area. The Ranger helped us Ron identify some of the berries we’d seen along the path and which were edible.
We hiked down to Agate beach where you can collect Agate to take home (no other natural souvenirs are allowed).
Bathrooms with outlets, showers, potable water are easily accessible. Food lockers are at each campsite. Camp hosts were awesome and knowledgeable. Firewood was a little pricey at $8 per bundle, so you may want to bring your own or buy before you arrive as you are not allowed to gather firewood.
Great for families. I wish we could have stayed longer. It was incredible.
We only stayed a quick overnight on our way up the coast. The sites are close together, so you see and hear everything going on in the campsites next to you. It’s fine for car camping because you can drive right up to your sight. Bathrooms have flush toilets and are close.