Hipcamp host Janice L.
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All Sites (Forest, Meadow, or Hilltop) are Walk-In only from the parking area. It is a 1-3 minute walk to all sites. Carts are provided to help haul gear. Vehicles are not permitted to drive on the main campground area. 

There are 8 Meadow Sites located down the grass slope and to the right of the parking area. Each site features a fire pit, a picnic table. The Meadow


All Sites (Forest, Meadow, or Hilltop) are Walk-In only from the parking area. It is a 1-3 minute walk to all sites. Carts are provided to help haul gear. Vehicles are not permitted to drive on the main campground area. 

There are 8 Meadow Sites located down the grass slope and to the right of the parking area. Each site features a fire pit, a picnic table. The Meadow sites are more out in the open. Sites 5-8 are located a bit closer to the river. 

While at Virago Camp enjoy the River Path loop, public swim hole under the Hwy 101 bridge, or lawn games and birdwatching bingo found in the camo toy box. 

Please note, similar to the Bogachiel State Park, Virago Camp is located next to Hwy 101. There will be some road noise. :) 

Firewood is available across the road at RW Services for $5/bundle.

The Virago Campground is a perfect place to home-base your visit to the stunning Olympic Peninsula.

Campsite area
Bring your own
8 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Walk to listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Janice a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Remember to buy a license before putting your pole in the water. :)


Surfing is available at Ruby Beach, 21 miles south of the Virago Campground


A good size swimming hole is available under the 101 bridge.

Wildlife watching

There are over 300 species of birds found on the Olympic Peninsula. The Virago Campground is home to Swifts, Swallows, Owls, Ea...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Virago Camp: Meadow Sites in Washington.


Quintessential Olympic Peninsula rainforest.

River, stream, or creek

There is a sandy beach at the swimming hole.


The entrance to the Virago Campground is off the Smith Road. Campers must park and walk their gear to their camp sites (approx....Read more

Swimming hole

The vibe at Virago Camp: Meadow Sites

Places to see near Virago Camp

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Hipcamper Josie

Hidden paradise!

Josie T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 19th, 2020

We had a wonderful time at Janice's campground! The site was well maintained, a close drive to town, and just big enough for our needs! Janice was attentive and checked in to see if there was anything that we needed, and carts provided to being our stuff from the parking lot to camp site were a nice plus. Our pups (and neighbors' pups) enjoyed roaming around off-leash and playing together, and we all had a blast swimming in the river.

Hipcamper Janice
Response from Janice, the Host, on July 28th, 2020

Hey Josie - thank you for the lovely review. I'm glad you and your pups had a good time. Please come back anytime. - Janice

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Hipcamper Rikko
Rikko U.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
July 28th, 2020

Found this perfect little spot last minute. Tents sites were next to each other but with enough space between. Dogs loved running in the open field, unleashed allowed. There is a perfect little river spot at the end of the area. Restroom facilities were very cleaned for being portable. Overall, great experience. Janice was a great host.

Hipcamper Garrett
Garrett H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 28th, 2020

Awesome location near the river and a short drive from forks. Loved the fire pit, trash can, bathrooms, and wagons offered to move supplies. The other groups were partying and had a bunch of dogs off leash, but were chill.

Hipcamper Kristi

A special gem of a camping spot

Kristi Z.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
August 10th, 2020

Virago exceeded all of our expectations! We stayed in the meadow sites, which allowed plenty of room for our family of 5, including teens. The river is beautiful with a wonderful swimming hole. The whole campground is clean and well attended. Janice is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet and super responsive to her guests. She even whipped out brand new picnic tables for the whole campground during the weekend we stayed. Although the sites were all booked up during our stay, the guests were all respectful and quiet at bedtime and it never felt crowded. Don't miss this special place when visiting the coastal areas and Olympic national park.

Hipcamper Joel
Joel P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 10th, 2020

We had a great site right by the river! A great spot for a weekend getaway.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 12th, 2020

Our group of 9 stayed in a couple of the meadow sites, and we loved them! It was so nice having the river right by the sites to cool off in after a day of hiking along the coast. Janice is wonderful, and she went above and beyond to help us out when another group had some confusion about site numbers. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for this beautiful place to camp, Janice!

Hipcamper Corrin
Corrin L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
August 30th, 2020

Virago Camp was such a great camping spot! Perfect location and plenty of space for the kids to run around. We spent the first morning in the river and then drove to ruby beach (just 20ish minutes down the road) and came right back to the river. The swimming hole was great for a 7 and 9 year old. Very well kept and we were surprised with how clean the bathrooms were. Such a great location to explore the Area.

Hipcamper Mary

Clean, safe and well maintained

Mary B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
September 5th, 2020

The big open Manicured field adjacent to the sites and proximity to the river and beaches was great. Just the right amount of trees for morning shade. Bring earplugs for morning logging trucks on weekdays. Clean and safe.

Camp site #3
Hipcamper Julie
Julie K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 7th, 2020

This is a new Hip Camp. The hosts are nice folks who make sure everybody is comfortable. The meadow sites aren’t private although the river side meadow sites look like they are from the map. Some tent sites are rock gravel which are flat but not comfy. The river is easily accessible. Lots of kids and dogs. Janice is great about asking for ideas about improvements. Huge Jenga game.

Virago Camp
United States
8 Sites

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