Camping near Port Angeles

Explore the stormy seaside and hike up into the misty Olympic Mountains near this buzzing PNW town.

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Camping near Port Angeles guide

Overview

Perched on the shores of the Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles is a busy seaside town. It’s the gateway to Olympic National Park, where beautiful Washington campsites sit in misty, mysterious forests. Whether you want to hike high into the peaks or stay by the sea, this historic spot has a spot for you.

Watch freighters pass through the Juan de Fuca Strait at Salt Creek Recreation Area. A short walk from your tent site, you can explore tide pools on Tongue Point or kayak along the rocky shore. Inside the campground, try to get the RV sites 1-39—they have water views and electrical hookups. On clear nights, you can see the sparkling lights of Victoria, Canada.

Want to stay closer to Port Angeles? A variety of private RV parks near Highway 101 offer Wi-Fi, laundry, and other amenities.

For forested RV and tent camping, head for Olympic National Park. Heart O’the Hills Campground is just 7 miles from downtown. At Sol Duc, you can hike to hidden hot springs or book a rustic cabin. High in the mountains, Hurricane Ridge offers hiking, cross-country skiing, and stunning wildflower displays.

As you’re packing for Port Angeles, bring rain gear; storms and mist are common year-round. April through September bring warm, pleasant temperatures that are ideal for hiking and wildlife-spotting. Winters are chilly and beautiful—bring a warm jacket, and you can enjoy the wilderness and sea views in solitude.

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