Olympic National Park in Washington stretches from the Pacific Ocean through valleys where 12 feet of rain annually nourishes the rain forest. Accumulations of 10 feet of snow are common in the mountains during winter. Travel trailer sites, spread around the perimeter of the park, expose visitors to each of Olympic’s geographical zones and climates.
The National Park Service operates 16 campgrounds at Olympic.
Park Service-Operated Sites
The National Park Service operates 16 campgrounds with 910 sites within the park, most of which accommodate RVs or travel trailers up to 21 feet in length. Campsites are first-come, first-served. There are no hookups or showers at park campgrounds. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. The majority of the campsites stay open year-round, though some might not have water and have only pit toilet services. Campgrounds are in old growth forest, along lakes and creeks and oceanside.
Kalaloch is the one park service campground that takes reservations online from June through October. The campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis the rest of the year. Some sites at the campground, located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, have water views. During summer, rangers lead campfire programs. The campground has a few sites that will accommodate travel trailers up to 35 feet in length. Kalaloch Lodge, a quarter-mile south, has a campground that accommodates three small RVs. One water spigot and a pit toilet are on site.
Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
Operated by a concessionaire within the park, Sol Duc’s campground has 17 sites, all back-ins, with water and electric hookups. Sites have picnic tables and fire rings, but there are no bathhouses or other facilities for RVs at the resort, so self-contained units are advised. The travel trailer park is convenient to the hot springs, dining and shopping, though campers must pay additional fees for the use of the hot springs, soaking pools and hot tubs. The resort recommends RVers make reservations.
Log Cabin Resort
Log Cabin Resort, the only remaining privately owned property on Lake Crescent, offers 40 full-hookup RV sites on and near the lake. Located within the park in Port Angeles, the family resort rents pedal boats, kayaks, rowboats, canoes and hydro bikes for use at the resort’s private beach, and park rangers give fireside talks. A miniature golf course and a nine-hole course are nearby. The on-site restaurant, overlooking the lake, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended.
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