Ready to take your home away from home into the park? Olympic National Park is an excellent place for RV camping, with options ranging from oceanfront perches to deep rainforest refuges. Here’s what you need to know before you hit the road.
RV campsites run by the national park are fairly rustic, with fire pits and picnic tables but without water or electrical hookups or showers. (For sites with hookups, head to the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort or Log Cabin Resort, both run by a park concessionaire.) You’ll have the easiest time finding sites for RVs that are 21 feet long or smaller, though there are options for rigs up to 35 feet long. All sites are first-come, first-served (except Kalaloch Campground, the only one to take reservations), so arrive early, especially in summer.
Twelve of the 16 Park Campgrounds Accommodate RVs
Heart O’ the Hills Campground
This 105-site campground near the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles is open year-round. Sites are in an evergreen forest. Flush toilets and potable water are available. Most sites are for 21 feet, with a few large enough for 35-foot RVs. $12/night
Small (40 sites), year-round campground near the Elwha River. Flush toilets and potable water available in summer, pit toilets in winter. Most sites are for 21 feet, with a few large enough for 35-foot RVs. $12/night
Altair Campground (currently closed for flood repairs)
Located just south of the Elwha Campground along the Elwha River, Altair has 30 sites. Several fit RVs up to 35 feet. Open May-September only. $12/night
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. Flush toilets and potable water available; dump station $5/use. Sites up to 21 feet. Open late May to early October. $12/night
Sol Duc Campground
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; dump station $5/use. Most sites are for 21 feet, with a few large enough for 35-foot RVs. $10/night
Located on Ozette Lake, this 15-site, primitive campground is convenient to the Cape Alava and Sand Point Trails. Pit toilets and no potable water. Sites up to 21 feet. Open year-round. $12/night
Large, 94-site campground sited two miles from Rialto Beach and the Pacific Ocean, along the Quillayute River. Flush toilets and potable water available; dump station $5/use. Open year-round; some sites fit 35-foot RVs. $12/night
Features 88 sites located in the Hoh Rainforest. Flush toilets and potable water available; dump station $5/use. Open year-round, with campfire programs in summer. Sites up to 21 feet. $12/night
The park’s largest campground with 170 sites, Kalaloch is also the only one that accepts reservations in summer (recreation.gov). Sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, near Kalaloch Lodge. Flush toilets and potable water available; dump station $5/use. Open year-round; some sites fit 35-foot RVs. $14-$18/night
South Beach Campground
This 55-site campground is in an open field a short walk from the Pacific. Flush toilets but no potable water. Most sites fit 21 feet, with a few fitting 35-foot RVs. Open May-September. $10/night
Graves Creek Campground
A primitive, 30-site campground in the rainforest along Graves Creek, near the Quinault River and the trailhead to Enchanted Valley. Pit toilets and no running water. Fits up to 21 feet. Open year-round. $10/night
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. Most sites fit 21 feet, with a few fitting 35-foot RVs. $12/night
Other Nearby Campgrounds In and Near Olympic National Park
Park full? Steer toward these convenient options in the area.
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
17 RV sites run by a park concessionaire and located in the Sol Duc Valley, near natural hot spring pools. All sites have fire pits, picnic tables, and water and electrical hookups, but no public restrooms or showers. Open late March to early October.
Log Cabin Resort
This campground on the shores of Lake Crescent and run by a concessionaire features fire rings, picnic tables, public restrooms, showers, and full hookups. Open late May to late September; accepts reservations.
Lake Quinault Resort
Choose from two RV campgrounds on the shores of Lake Quinault, run by a concessionaire. Both Willaby Creek and Falls Creek Campgrounds accept reservations and fit RVs up to 26 feet. Willaby Creek is open year-round; Falls Creek is open late May to early September. $20-$25/night
Sequim/Port Angeles Area
Public campgrounds include Sequim Bay State Park, Salt Creek Recreation Area, and Dungeness Recreation Area. Private options include John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort, Gilgal Oasis RV Park, Rainbow’s End RV Park, Elwha Dam RV Park, Shadow Mountain Campground, and Salt Creek RV Park.
Northwest Olympic Peninsula/Forks Area
Head to Harrison Beach Campground, Sam’s RV Park, The Hungry Bear, and Forks 101 RV Club.
Road Access Notes for RVs
Though most of the roads in and around Olympic stick to lower-elevation valleys, not mountain passes, there are a few areas you’ll want to skip with an RV. They include:
- Deer Park Road
- Upper Queets River Road
- Hurricane Ridge Road
- North Shore Road on Lake Quinault
Always check road conditions with rangers; floods and washouts sometimes restrict access.