Don’t you just wish there was a place where there was a massive blue lake holding out its arms out to you in a welcoming embrace for you jump in and puddle cuddle? Well, here it is!

Fairholme Campground sits on the west end of Lake Crescent, the second largest lake in Washington. About 18 miles west of Port Angeles, it’s clear blue waters are the main attraction for visitors. With plenty of sites nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, Fairholme’s got room for everyone. If you're looking to soak those hiking muscles don't miss the nearby Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
88 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Fairholme Campground.

Hot spring
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy D.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2019

Stayed in two spots over 4 nights in the past two weeks. First two nights we got a lake front walk-in at 3:30 on a July Friday, but it was the last one. Site was amazing and not very buggy. Second stay we weren't lucky enough to get lake front but had a lake view that really showcased the colors of Lake Cresent. We got rain on the second stay but the tree canopy blocked most of it. Will definitely stay at this campground next opportunity I get!

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Hipcamper Corinne
Corinne S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 21st, 2019

This is a lovely location, though it is frequently rainy. Like 90" of rain a year. We stayed there for most of a week at the end of August and it was our rainiest camping trip ever. Lovely wooded campground, moderate privacy. Beautiful views in the area.

Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 24th, 2018

We were nervous about a first-come campground, but took a chance. We were traveling late July, arriving on a Monday (which we hoped would better our chances of getting a good spot). We had an decent drive, and arrived around noon. At that time, there were lots of spots to choose from, including a few overlooking the lake, and a couple that were immediately on the lake (but a bit of a walk)! The prime spots filled within an hour of our arrival, but by evening there were still many spots to choose from for the late arrivals.

It was a magical campsite, and the lake is beautiful. My favorite thing was getting up to watch the sunrise over the hills. Bathrooms were very clean. I highly recommend this campground!

Gorgeous morning! View from the pier.Fairholme CampgroundRoasted marshmallows will never be the same!Fairholme Campground
Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren O.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

This place fills up fast on holiday weekends. If you're able to have a flexible schedule I'd recommend getting there early. Other than the walk-in sites, the C-loop is closest to the lake. But A and B loops are just as nice (with A-loop being the furthest from the lake). It's a fantastic, well-maintained campground and served as the perfect base camp for all of my Olympic National Park endeavors.

Another view of campsite #12Every campsite has a fire pit and picnic table.A view from the campground beach at Lake Crescent. You can rent kayaks at the campground store by the hour. This is from campsite #12 in the A-loop. There is a B and C loop in addition to a few walk-in campsites along the lake.
Hipcamper Alie
Alie D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 8th, 2015

This campground is my favorite I've ever camped at. There is a set of campsites that are walk in only, and are located RIGHT on the lake's shore. Can't wait to come back and snag one of those coveted spots!

beautiful lake crescent, this photo is from the lodge where you can rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle boardsour lil campsite, we didn't get one of the amazing walk up spots on the water because we showed up really late friday night.sunrise from the campground dockgoodbye for now Fairholme, I can't wait to return to you!
Hipcamper Hameed I.
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August 31st, 2018
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July 28th, 2018
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August 7th, 2018
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July 20th, 2018
Hipcamper Corinne S.
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March 21st, 2019
Hipcamper Maddy G.
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July 1st, 2018
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April 1st, 2018
Hipcamper Charles M.
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February 18th, 2018
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February 5th, 2018
Hipcamper Kelly R.
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January 24th, 2018
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December 7th, 2017
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September 29th, 2017
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May 30th, 2017
Olympic National Park
United States
Phone Number
(360) 565-3130
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48.068° N, 123.916° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 88 Sites
(Up to people per site)