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Wandering Joy Campground

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· Port Angeles, Clallam, Washington
33 acres hosted by Erin S.
12 tent sites
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Erin is a Star Host
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Near Olympic National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Elwha.
Romantic
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
Located less than 10 minutes from Lake Crescent, directly across US-101 from Lake Sutherland, and 20 minutes west of downtown Port Angeles, Wandering Joy Campground is the perfect homebase for your Olympic National Park adventures! Wander the property trails to discover giant moss-covered boulders, aged big leaf maple, towering grand fir, and western red cedar. Heavily forested with mixed conifer species, dense alder stands, and a rich understory, you'll enjoy a vibrant habitat for wildlife, especially birds. We are committed to protecting the health and wellness of this magical forest and kindly ask that you pack out all trash, exercise extreme caution with campfires, be a respectful neighbor to fellow campers, and leave only good vibes behind! PLEASE NOTE: * We are primarily a tenting campground. Not all sites are suitable for car-camping/rooftop tents as the parking may not be level and/or large enough for your rig. Please send us a message PRIOR to booking and we’d be happy to recommend any available sites that may fit your need. *All of our sites have their own shape, size, and characteristics, no two are alike! Please refer to the site descriptions and pictures to assist you in choosing a site for your adventure. If in doubt, just send a message and we’ll help steer you in the right direction. Your experience is important to us! *We are a small, private campground. As such, our site limits are set to 2 ppl, 1 vehicle, 1 tent. You can select to add up to 2 more ppl on select sites, for an additional charge. Our sites are simply not large enough to be considered group sites. For your comfort, we recommended that you book multiple sites if you have a larger party. As always, we can help you choose the best site for your party, so don’t hesitate to reach out! * 4-wheel drive is recommended for Sites 9-11 due to the steady uphill gravel driveway loop. Especially recommended for vans and heavier vehicles.
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462 ratings · 263 reviews
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James H.recommends
June 13, 2024
Site 8
Summer vacation 2024
Erin was a professional, warm and informative host. The property is as tranquil a it is well-preserved(!). Close proximity to services and the grandeur of Olympic National Park. We would love to replay our experience.
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Teresa R.recommends
June 10, 2024
Site 0
Wonderful experience!
My daughter and I had such a nice time at Wandering Joy Campground! Site 0 was the perfect size for two people. Easy distance from the super clean port-o-potties and firewood stand, too. With only a short drive to a small grocery store and Lake Crescent Resort, it's an ideal location for exploring the Peninsula!
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Joe L.recommends
June 10, 2024
Site 1
Relaxing Atmosphere and 🐕 friendly
I loved tent camping at Erin’s land. Very clean camp site and spotless porta potties. Quite and relaxing atmosphere. Short drive to Cresent lake and multiple hiking trails.
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Serena C.recommends
June 9, 2024
Site 4
This is a beautiful little hidden gem! Sites are private and nestled in amongst the trees. Quaint and quiet, not a lot of sites. Very well maintained! Hosts were friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return!
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Ben V.recommends
June 8, 2024
Site 8
Super nice campground!
Wonderful campsite! Quiet, and convenient location for heading up to Olympic park. Big beautiful moss covered trees and ferns everywhere. Sites are comfortable and level with really nice picnic tables. Cleanest portapotties I've ever seen. There is a convenience store a 2 minute walk away, very nice incase you were to forget to pack something (like I did). Hosts are kind.
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Jennifer P.recommends
June 6, 2024
Site 1
Cute place! We came in at dusk and left pretty early, so we didn't get to enjoy the site for very long. It was easy to find, great directions from the host. Site 1 was right there when we pulled in, nice tent pad, close to the bathroom (super clean port o potties). I would definitely stay again!
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Port Angeles, Clallam, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and S’Klallam First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Erin S.Joined in January 2021
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