Olympic Peninsula Camping

Olympic Peninsula Camping throughout the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest. Here are the details, descriptions and reservation info for Washington State Parks, US Forest Service Campgrounds, and a couple excellent Clallam County-maintained campgrounds. 

This page does not include the 16 campgrounds inside the huge Olympic National Park. Click here for Olympic National Park Campgrounds, most of them located near popular destinations and Park attractions where you're likely to really appreciate a place to chill for the night. 

In addition to those campgrounds listed within the Olympic National Park proper, there are many others available around the peninsula. These are owned by the U.S. Forest Service, or by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, or they are privately owned.

A Discover Pass is typically required in order to camp on Washington State lands, whether managed by Washington State, US Forest Service (USFS), or Department of Natural Resources (DNR). For more information and to purchase a Discover Pass online, go to www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Also, visit the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website for more detailed camping information.

Olympic Peninsula Camping

Olympic Peninsula Camping: West Inland 

Klahanie Campground - Just east of Forks, WA, on the South Fork Calawah River.

  • Closed for the 2019 season
  • Primitive, summer only; Tents, RV - max 21'; vault toilet; no dump station; No water
  • US Forest Service: Klahanie Campground

Bogachiel State Park Campground - Just south of Forks, WA, on the Bogachiel River. (Pictured: a day use picnic area. The overnight campsites are very similar.)

  • Year round; Tents, RV - max 40'; has dump station; Potable Water; Restrooms
  • WA State Park: Bogachiel State Park

Minnie Peterson Campground - South of Forks, WA, on Upper Hoh Road (DNR)

Willoughby Creek Campground - South of Forks, WA, on Upper Hoh Road before entering the ONP Hoh Rain Forest. Situated literally on the bank of the Hoh River (DNR).

  • Primitive, primarily day-use; Tents; self-contained RV camping allowed, max 16'

Hoh Oxbow - On Highway 101 south of Upper Hoh Road, in a bend of the Hoh River (DNR)

Cottonwood - Forested, on the Hoh River just south of Forks, WA (DNR)

South Fork - On the South Fork Hoh River, south east of Forks, WA (DNR)

Copper Mine Bottom - East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)

Upper Clearwater- East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)

Yahoo Lake - East of Kalaloch on Clearwater Road (DNR)

Olympic Peninsula Camping: South Side

These campgrounds are located on Lake Quinault, in the Olympic National Forest but not within the Olympic National Park:

Gatton Creek Campground

  • Walk-in only; no potable water; Vault toilet
  • US Forest Service: Gatton Creek Campground

Falls Creek Campground

  • Seasonal, Tents; RV max 16', potable water, toilets; make reservation at www.recreation.gov
  • US Forest Service: Falls Creek Campground

Willaby Campground

  • RV/trailer max 16', potable water, toilets; reservations only: www.recreation.gov
  • US Forest Service: Willaby Campground

Olympic Peninsula Camping: East/Hood Canal Region

Big Creek Campground - Along Hwy 119 west of Hoodsport, WA (DNR)

Hamma Hamma Campground - Along NF Road 25 (N. Hamma Hamma Rd), inland from Hood Canal north of Hoodsport

  • Primitive, summer only; Tents; RVs max 21'; No water; Vault toilets
  • US Forest Service: Hamma Hamma Campground

Lena Creek Campground - Along Forest Service Road 25, west of Hamma Hamma Campground

  • Primitive, summer only; Tents; RVs max 21'; Potable water; Vault toilets
  • US Forest Service: Lena Creek Campground

Lena Lake Campground - 3.5 mile hike one way from Lena Creek campground

  • Open year round (first come first served); $5/vehicle/day, no camping fee; recreation pass required
  • US Forest Service: Lena Lake Campground

Collins Campground - On Duckabush Road along the Duckabush River south of Brinnon, WA

  • Primitive; summer only; Tents; RVs max 21'; No water; Vault toilet
  • US Forest Service: Collins Campground

Elkhorn Campground - west of Brinnon, WA

  • No road access (road washed out); Very primitive; walk-in only; No water, No toilets
  • US Forest Service: Elkhorn Campground

Triton Cove State Park and Campground - On Hwy 101 along Hood Canal south of Duckabush River

  • Day-use only, vault toilet, boating, saltwater fishing, crabbing, shellfishing
  • Washington State Park: Triton Cove State Park

Dosewallips State Park and Campground - Hood Canal at Brinnon, WA

  • Year round; cabins, tent/RV, no hook-ups, has dump station
  • Freshwater and saltwater activities
  • Reservations: (888) CAMPOUT
  • Dosewallips State Park

Seal Rock Campground - On Hood Canal, Brinnon, WA

  • Primitive; summer only; Tents; RV's max 21'; Potable water; Toilets
  • Harvestable oysters for public use; observe shellfishing regulations
  • US Forest Service: Seal Rock Campground

Fallsview Campground  - South of Quilcene at the foot of Mount Walker

  • Primitive; summer only; Tents; RVs max 21', some site up to 35', six pull-through sites; No water; Vault toilets
  • Overnight camping is CLOSED until January 2020 while hazardous tree removal takes place. Open for day use and hiking.
  • US Forest Service: Fallsview Campground

Olympic Peninsula Camping: North Peninsula

Dungeness Forks Campground - South of Sequim, WA

  • Shaded forest on Dungeness and Greywolf Rivers; Summer only; Tents only, no RVs; No water; Vault toilet
  • US Forest Service: Dungeness Forks Campground

Sequim Bay State Park and Campground - East of Sequim, WA, on Sequim Bay

Dungeness Recreation Area and Campground - North edge of Sequim, WA, on bluffs above Strait of Juan de Fuca

  • Forested; Year round; Tents; RVs, big-rigs, pull-through sites (no hookups), dump station; Restrooms/Showers, water
  • Clallam County Park: Dungeness Recreation Area

Salt Creek County Park and Campground - On the beach near Joyce, WA

  • Year round; Tents; RVs, big-rigs, pull-through sites, hook-ups; Restrooms/Showers
  • Clallam County: Salt Creek County Park

Lyre River Campground - On Hwy 112 near the Lyre River west of Joyce, WA (DNR)

Klahowya Campground - On Hwy 101 near the Sol Duc River west of Lake Crescent, WA

  • Forested; Summer only; Tent; RV's up to 30-40'; Potable water; vault and flush toilets
  • US Forest Service: Klahowya Campground

Bear Creek Campground - On Hwy 101 east of Beaver WA and Lake Pleasant (DNR)

In addition to Olympic Peninsula camping, see also: Olympic National Park Camping for those campgrounds within the Olympic National Park.

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