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sol duc rainforest retreat

8 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Port Angeles, WA
Stay at our private piece of rain forest paradise. This property was a home stead 100 years ago when they were still logging spruce for the World War 1 war effort. Our 9 acres of forest is adjacent to the Olympic national park and the Olympic discovery trail.Camp next to Lake Crescent and the Sol Duc river/ hot springs, immersed in the Olympic rain forest, next to a bubbling creek. There is hiking , biking and boating in all directions. Each camp is semi secluded, surrounded in ferns and old growth trees.  With many trails that loop around and BBQ faculty's its a great spot to chill and cook or explore the forests thousands of ferns and bubbling brooks . Located a mile and a half from Lake Crescent, adjacent to the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Olympic National Park, our property is a perfect gathering point to explore the possibilities of the peninsula.You would think you're in the park. It's a perfect gathering point to explore the possibilities of the peninsula. 
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Olympic Adventure Campground

41 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · WA
Olympic Adventure Campground is available to Both RV's & Tent Dry Camping. The Camp Address is: 192602 US-101, Forks, WA 98331, USA. Our Camp is situated on a little more than 5 acres out of our 18 acres of Dense Enormous Evergreen Forest. It is next to the road on Highway 101 but still offers our guests the wilderness experience and semi-privacy with tall trees surrounding the camp. We recommend that our guests use GPS to find Forks, WA, First. Once you find Forks, you will be able to find our camp. Helpful Hints: If you are traveling from the South side of town: We are only about Half a Mile from the Northbound Edge of town on the Right. If you are traveling from the North side: Watch for milepost number 193. This means you are very close. Our camp will be on the left. Our Sites were planned out and spaced to offer our guests plenty of "Elbow Room". Whether your travel plans are for pitching a Tent or parking an RV, we can help you with that. Each site has its own Details and Pricing for Booking your Reservations. We very kindly ask our guests to be patient and adaptable if ever they encounter a booking issue at our camp. Surprisingly it does happen sometimes with the online booking websites. We experienced this problem over our busiest summer season in 2023. So this is why it can be stressful on both our guests and our hosts. We simply ask of our guests to have some mercy on us as we work very hard to accommodate you even if something goes wrong. However, if someone out there is not willing to consider and accept a change in their booking site as a result of a rare but possible booking issue, then they may need to look elsewhere to camp. Regarding Electric Vehicles: The Fee for Charging an Electric Vehicle Overnight is a Flat Rate of $7.00. Please send us a message or call ahead if you are planning to bring one to our camp. Here at Olympic Adventure Campground we work hard to ensure that our guests are content with their camp space and the surroundings. Most of our guests expect to have a quiet, peaceful stay. With this in mind, we have a strict rule in place: No Excessively Loud Vehicles are allowed to operate on our camp road. Some examples not allowed here: ATV (Example: Polaris), Dirt Racing Motorcycles, Race Cars. RV Waste Water Holding Tanks: We Kindly Ask our Guests the Following: Please arrive at our camp with an empty waste water holding tank. There is a place called Bogachiel State Park that has a dump station available for RV's at the flat rate of $5.00. It is located about 5 miles south of Forks, WA. There are also some rest areas along the I-5 freeway that have free dump stations. Please be mindful to not burden our septic system by arriving here with a full tank of waste water that was accumulated elsewhere. When our guests accumulate waste water at our camp: Dumping Cost: $10.00 per 20 gallons. There is another free dumping option. Ask us about it. Some popular activities in this region include; hiking, fishing, kayaking, rafting trips. Lake Pleasant, as its name implies, located only 8 miles North of Forks is a lovely spot for swimming, boating. Please read the details of our camp listing as appropriate for your travel plans and for more information on our camp amenities and rules. Thank You.
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Shangri La Push

14 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Forks, WA
Heated full service bathroom with Hot shower. We have firewood for sale by small wagonload.. Includes kindling and fire-starter. $10 It is very rewarding to be entering our 7th season of Shangri La Push. We have grown from a few meadow tent sites in 2018 to a full service campground in 2024. Shangri La Push is a private property we want to share with like-minded travelers who enjoy the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Traffic noise is evident from La Push Rd during peak season. Check out our 2 listings. We offer 7 individual tent sites and 5 RV sites all within the beautiful 5 acres of Alder Groves. Enjoy sparkling meadows of tall grasses and majestic fir trees. The ground is level packed dirt and light gravel for tents. Campsites/RV sites each has its own picnic table and fire ring. We have 2 hot showers, one flush toilet and 2 porta potties. We are located in the great northwest, near Forks WA, 8 miles off Highway 101 on State Highway 110 (La Push Road) 5 miles from La Push. 9 miles from Forks. Forks (made famous by author Stephanie Meyer's setting here, her internationally known vampire love-story series; Twilight.) Forks is a small, yet full-service town with banks, restaurants, post office, outfitters, guide services, hardware, hospital, pharmacy and grocery stores. Just 5 miles from the Native-American Quileute Village of La Push and their amazing beaches: First, Second, Third Beach and also nearby; Rialto Beach. Second Beach is alleged to be in the top 5 most beautiful beaches in the world. Surfing, hiking, kayaking and bird-watching are some of the many activities to enjoy in the area. Keep an eye out for the Elk herd, seen often in the area.
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Wandering Joy Campground

14 sites · Tents33 acres · Port Angeles, WA
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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SHADOW MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents25 acres · Port Angeles, WA
Whether you are looking to spend some quality time with your family or enjoy a weekend away with friends, you are going to find the perfect camping vacation at Shadow Mountain Campground! With newly added Kayak and Electric Bike Rentals. We have a convenient General Store and Gas Station on site. We have beautiful campsites, entertaining activities, and quality staff to ensure that your Olympic National Park camping vacation is all you need to relax and unwind! Come spend a weekend, a week, or a season with our Monthly RV Park Spaces and let us show you what we have to offer! Did I mention HOT SHOWERS and LAUNDRY FACILITY!!! The views are Amazing!
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Crescent Beach & RV

74 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Port Angeles, WA
Welcome to Crescent Beach & RV! We are a privately-owned and operated campground and RV park located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, just west of Port Angeles. With a wide range of accommodations, such as full and partial hook-up RV sites, tent sites, and rental cabins - our park is the perfect destination for those looking to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. In addition to stunning views and access to our 1/2 mile sandy beach, we offer a variety of amenities, including a volleyball court, horse-shoe pits, camp store, quarter-operated laundry facilities, and quarter-operated hot showers. No need to limit stays to the summer, we are open year-round for overnight stays as well as day-use. Popular activities include walking on the beach, flying kites, building sandcastles, surfing and paddleboarding, birdwatching, playing with seaweed, checking out the tide pools at Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary, and hiking Striped Peak - to name a few. Our proximity to Olympic National Park and other local attractions make us a great base for exploring the nearby areas. Whether you're in a trailer, sprinter van, tent or even your car - we have a spot for you! Come and visit Crescent Beach and RV, where the staff feel like friends and the beach feels like home.
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The PRSRV

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · WA
**We did extensive work on the property following last season including road upgrades, fine tuning existing/ adding new campsites/ cabins/ tiny homes, improving and adding new beach trail access, getting the Lodge/ Sauna online, and more! We are now accepting reservations for the season and look forward to hosting you for another summer at this amazing destination!** Relax on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca at this hidden off grid gem! Our philosophy on camping is that it should be enjoyed while immersed in nature and as comfortable and private as possible. Enjoy the 10+ Acres PRSRV Surf has to offer where our nearest neighbor is miles away, just the way we like it:) That isn’t to say there’s not locals🦭 Daily seal sightings are not just common, they’re expected! Some call it the “Seal sanctuary of the Strait!” This stretch of coast line accessible only from the PRSRV is also home to otters, whales, crabs, eagles and more! Explore the miles of uninhabited beaches boasting some of the best fossil hunting on the Olympic Peninsula! In addition to the natural wonders of the PRSRV, we offer private, comfortably separated, sites that can accommodate tents/ Vans up to 22ft. Each campsite features its own ~10x10 tent pad, fire pit, parking spot, and amazing views of the Strait! New for 2023 you can enjoy our communal tiny home dubbed “The Lodge!” The Lodge features a wood fired sauna*, cold water shower, seating area and “The Mini Bar” Camp Store. The Mini Bar features all those essentials you may need including firewood, drinks, snacks, souvenirs, fossils and more! *Be sure to book the sauna package at checkout! A different way to experience the Olympic Peninsula, don’t just camp, PRSRV🤙
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Dawleys SolDuc River Campground

21 sites · RVs, Tents18 acres · Beaver, WA
Our private Campground is centrally located on the Olympic Peninsula. We are a Campground, we are not a Hipcamp, we just advertise through them. We have beautiful woods with trees, ferns, moss, and the Sol Duc River runs adjacent to our property. Beautiful views of the Sol Duc River from some of the sites and a short walk to the right of the parking lot to the Fish Hatchery, stay to the right there will be a boat launch and beach to fish and play. Just a 20-minute drive to the Pacific Ocean and a 20-minute drive to the straits of Juan de Fuca. Just a one-hour drive from our site to Cape Flattery, short hike down to a rocky viewpoint overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Tatoosh Island, which is the farthest NW Point in the Continental US! We have sites with beautiful river views, 9 walk-in sites, and 12 drive-up sites. 4 of the walk-in sites are river views 4, 5, 6 and 8. The drive-in sites with river views are 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, and 21. There are more sites on the other part of the Campground, contact us directly. The Fish Hatchery is right next door and has a boat launch, beach, and lots of fishing. The river at the Hatchery is great to float on, fish, and just play. Activities nearby include: Pacific Ocean beaches, Pleasant Lake, Crescent Lake, Beaver Lake, Snyder Lookout for stargazing, Olympic Discovery Trail, kayak floating, the area is great for hiking, biking, mushroom and fossil hunting, wildlife viewing, ATV trails, and much, much more, come have some fun.
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Elwha RV Park

23 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Port Angeles, WA
Our RV Park & Campground has sites for RVs, van life, and tenting alike whether full hookups, partial hook ups or just dry camping. We have our dry camping & tenting sites listed through Hipcamp. Please inquire with us directly at www. elwhadamrvpark .com for sites with hook-ups and for RVs larger than 20' long. We will need the specs of your tent or RV, your preferences as far as power, or privacy, as well as the number of people, so we can check availability easier. Our Elwha campground property has a peaceful healing vibe, with majesty all around: surrounded by forest with natural springs and the Elwha River just a walk down the trail. We have mountain peaks stand in the distance; with lakes, waterfalls, and ocean experience 5 minutes away, as well as biking and hiking trails starting right from our property. We include amenities of Wi-Fi, garden, laundry and showers, games, and more. We usually fit people to the best site available according to their preferences. You'll find this park conveniently located just off of Scenic Highway 112, by the beautiful Elwha River Canyon and the former Lower Elwha Dam site. ***PLEASE NOTE: Our site number assignments are subject to change at any time. We do not have designated RV site assignments in advance of your reservation date. WE CANNOT PROMISE SPECIFIC SITE NUMBERS, although we can guarantee that you will be accommodated in the site class you have booked and we will do our best to accommodate any request for a specific area.***
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LOCKE HAVEN TENTS & Camper Vans.

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Port Angeles, WA
Property is in a central location for ALL sorts of outdoor recreation. Has a Handicap porta Potty. Surfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, 4 Wheeling. Property is surrounded by TALL trees to provide shade and Privacy. Wild flowers and Blackberry bushes are a plenty as well. Come listen to the birds and enjoy the sounds of nature. The night sky provides a plethora of stars for optimal star gazing. SORRY NO TRAILERS OR Motor Homes. ONLY Camper Vans and Tents. Available Electric for; TENTS and Camper Vans. NO VEHICLE CHARGING. In sites 3 and 4 only. As of 8/08/2023 we also have a Propane Fire pit to use at the central Propane fire pit area when the Burn Ban is on. Please operate safely and at your own Risk.
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Twin Beach Campground CAMPRAD

5 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Clallam Bay, WA
(We're in winter season and there is on going projects but the camp sites are still open for the time being) Twin Beach Campground is outside of Joyce Washington near Port Angeles in Clallam County. The camp sites are directly across the street from Twin Beach. It has 5 numbered spots available with private fire pits and picnic tables in each site for you to set up camp whether it's a tent or van/camper with picnic benches and fire pits. There is a small communal shack where you can prepare your meals. Fire pit available for communal use - so don't forget to bring ingredients for s'mores! Interaction with host or other guests completely up to you! Humans of all ages welcome. Once you have fully settled in - less than a min walk away there is access to a river (river showers welcome) and almost as close by you'll find the beach - surf, swim or just sit with some great views! There is a laundromat, small convenient store and gas station only 10 min away. 30 min drive in to Port Angeles where you'll find a great small town with great food, antique stores and shops. Find great breakfast at Oak Table cafe in Sequim and Chestnut Cottage Restaurant in Port Angeles are just of the great options available. Bike trails just short drives away. Lake crescent and hikes for all levels and distances all within a 45 min drive if not less! Feel free to ask for suggestions and message with any questions as well.
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Glamping at the Gateway

12 sites · Lodging, Tents2 acres · Port Angeles, WA
Great base camp where the mountains meet the sea on the Olympic Peninsula. So many great sights in a short distance from camp. Salt creek recreation area is a short 3 miles away, beautiful views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Coin operated showers are also located there. NO SHOWERS AT CAMP Tide pools to explore and WW2 bunkers. Striped peak trailhead offers panoramic views. Take your hike then shower at their coin operated showers. Showers closed during winter) Spruce Railroad trail to Devils punchbowl is 3 miles away as well as Log Cabin Resort. Coin operated showers are also there. The resort offers paddle boats and kayaks for rent. (Closed for winter months) A restaurant and beautiful views of Lake Crescent await you. Hurricane Ridge visitor center is 16 miles away explore the glaciers of the Olympic mountains. Check out the Joyce General store for all your needs including wood for the fire and a laundry mat within 1 mile from the property. 2 night min stay in the RV no fireworks on property. No pets allowed in the RV RV has toilet, NO SHOWER, all bedding, comfy beds, dishes, cooking and cleaning supplies. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, 1 gallon drinking water and instant oatmeal are supplied. corn hole, charcoal bbq (not during burn ban), picnic tables, small zip line, rope swing, tire swing, port a potty, and fire pit are all in the communal area. During burn bans a propane fire (not included) is allowed in the firepit communal area only. 4 people per spot with a 5.00 charge per night for each additional up to max 6 people per site. please go to extras for the charge pick a unit per person per night. 1 car per site 5.00 charge per car per night max 2. please pay thru the extras.
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The best camping near Lake Crescent guide

Overview

About

Carved into the northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains lies Lake Crescent. A rare case, Lake Crescent was formed when a landslide divided an ancient lake some 7,000 years ago. Truly unique for fans of fishing, you can catch different species of trout in either lake, a result of thousands of years of genetic isolation. An ideal location for adventurers seeking natural beauty, Lake Crescent is surrounded by several hiking trails. Whether you're looking to climb mountains or explore the lowland forests and creeks, the trails will not fail to amaze. Campers love to take to the water in the summer and spring and with rentals of all sorts available it has never been easier. Under two hours from Boise, ID, Lake Crescent is an essential experience for any camper who can reach its shores.

Notable campgrounds

  • Fairholme Campground: Offers 87 sites nestled on the west end, with one accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Lake Crescent Lodge: Provides a cozy stay at Barnes Point with rooms and cottages available for reservation.
  • Log Cabin Resort: Features a variety of lodging options on East Beach Road, perfect for a comfortable wilderness experience.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as campsites at Lake Crescent are in high demand, especially during peak summer months.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, as plans change and spots may open up unexpectedly.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a spot during busy times.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Crescent is during the summer and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Winter can bring road closures and unpredictable weather, making some areas less accessible.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and prepare for changing conditions, especially if you plan to hike or boat.
  • Be aware of any alerts or closures by visiting the National Park Service website before your trip.
  • Accessibility varies across different areas, so plan accordingly if you require specific accommodations.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and respect the natural environment to preserve its beauty for others.
  • Facilities such as picnic areas and boat launches enhance your visit, but always follow park regulations.

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