Camping in Olympic National Park

Olympic has 16 developed campgrounds with about 900 campsites throughout the park. Permits are required for all overnight stays in the wilderness.
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Olympic has 14 developed campgrounds with about 900 campsites throughout the park. All campsites provide a fire pit and picnic table, but no RV hookups or showers. Recommended RV length is 21 feet unless otherwise noted.

Reservations: All campgrounds (except Kalaloch in the summer) are first-come, first-serve, so arrive early to secure a site, especially on weekends.

South Beach Campground

Tent camping on South Beach in Olympic National Park

Tent camping on South Beach in Olympic National Park

This 55-site campground is in an open field a short walk from the Pacific. Some sites fit 35-foot RVs. Open May-September.

Deer Park Campground

A valley in Deer Park seen from the campground. Photo by Mike Dierken via Flickr

A valley in Deer Park seen from the campground. Photo by Mike Dierken via Flickr

This small (14 sites), tent-only campground sits at 5,400 feet in a grove of subalpine firs. The narrow, winding access road is not suitable for trailers or RVs. This is a prime spot for exploring the Deer Park alpine area.

Heart O’ the Hills Campground

This 105-site campground near the Olympic National Park Visitor Center is open year-round and puts on ranger programs in summer. Sites are in an evergreen forest. A few sites are large enough for 35-foot RVs.

Fairholme Campground

A campsite at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

A campsite at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

This larger (88 sites) campground sits on the western bank of Lake Crescent and is adjacent to the Fairholme General Store and a boat launch. Open late May to early October.

Sol Duc Campground

Sol Duc Campground in Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Campground in Olympic National Park

This 82-site campground, open year-round, is in a riverside old-growth forest and next to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. Trails to Sol Duc Falls and Seven Lakes Basin leave from the campground. Flush toilets and running water available summer only. Some sites fit RVs up to 35 feet.

Ozette Campground

Located on Ozette Lake, this 15-site, primitive campground is convenient to the Cape Alava and Sand Point Trails. No water available. Open year-round.

Mora Campground

Mora Campground in Olympic National Park

Mora Campground in Olympic National Park

Large, 94-site campground sited two miles from Rialto Beach and the Pacific Ocean, along the Quillayute River. Open year-round; some sites fit 35-foot RVs.

Hoh Campground

Campground in the Hoh Rainforest

Campground in the Hoh Rainforest

Features 88 sites located in the Hoh Rainforest. Open year-round, with running water and campfire programs in summer.

Queets Campground

A primitive, 20-site campground along the Queets River. RVs and trailers are not recommended on the access road. No water. Open year-round.

North Fork Campground

The park’s smallest campground, this 9-site, primitive area sits on the North Fork Quinault River. RVs not recommended. No water. Open year-round.

Graves Creek Campground

A primitive, 30-site campground in the rainforest along Graves Creek, near the Quinault River and the trailhead to Enchanted Valley. No water. Open year-round.

Staircase Campground

47 sites in the old-growth forest along the Skokomish River. Open year-round, with flush toilets and water in summer only. Near Lake Cushman and trails to Flapjack Lakes and First Divide.

Dosewallips Campground - Free

A 5.5-mile hike along the washed-out Dosewallips Road is required to reach this primitive campground on the Dosewallips River on the east side of the park.

Kalaloch Campground

Kalaloch Beach

The park’s largest campground with 170 sites, Kalaloch is also the only one that accepts advance reservations in summer (recreation.gov). Sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, near Kalaloch Lodge and a small mercantile with gear and groceries. Open year-round; some sites fit 35-foot RVs.

Kalaloch Reservations

Backcountry Camping

Permits are required for all overnight stays in the wilderness. Get yours at the Wilderness Information Center at Olympic National Park Visitor Center, the Quinault Wilderness Information Center, or the Staircase Ranger Station (if you won’t be passing near any of those spots, you can call 360-565-3100 to arrange one ahead of time).

Some campsites require reservations; make them by submitting a reservation form via mail or fax starting on March 15 (some quota sites are available for walk-in permits). For reservation forms and fee info, visit nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wilderness-reservations.htm

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