Olympic National Park


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Summers are most popular, and more crowded, as weather is warmer and drier. Plan to arrive early to obtain space, especially on weekends. Entrance fees (good for seven days) are collected at Elwha, Heart O' the Hills/Hurricane Ridge, Hoh, Sol Duc, and Staircase entrance stations from May through September or later. Camping fees are charged at various locations. Water repellent clothing is advisable. Include warm clothing and a windbreaker for higher elevations and cool evenings. Higher elevations are snow-covered from early November to late June. Some campgrounds and comfort stations are closed and water systems drained during off seasons. The number of sites may also be limited at that time. Inquire about open facilities upon arrival during the off season.
No reservations are taken at any Olympic National Park campground for individual campsites. All campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. To obtain a site, plan to arrive early on the day you want to camp. Weekends are typically busier than weekdays.  

Large group reservations are available at Kalaloch, Mora and Sol Duc campgrounds. Contact the respective ranger districts directly. 

  • Kalaloch: (360) 962-2271. Reservations accepted by phone only.  30 person maximum. 7 day maximum stay.  $20 non refundable reservation fee, plus $2 per person per night. Pit toilets. Water can be packed in from ranger station. Limited parking. RV use discouraged.
  • Mora: (360) 374-5460. Reservations by mail, postmarked March 1 or later. 25 person maximum; 12 person minimum. $20 reservation fee, plus $1 per person per night. Pay fees upon arrivable. Walk in site.
  • Sol Duc (Eagle Ranger Station): November 1st through April 15 call (360) 928-3380. April 16 through October 31 call (360) 327-3534. 24 person maximum. 7 day maximum stay. $20 reservation fee, plus $1 per person per night. 8 stock maximum. No plumbing, water can be packed in from ranger station. 
Most campgrounds provide water, toilets, and garbage containers. Individual campsites offer a picnic table and firepit or grill. No hook-ups, showers, or laundry facilities are available in park campgrounds. Some do have trailer dumping stations. Sites best accommodate trailers 21 feet or less. Major campgrounds have a few sites which will accommodate larger RV's.
In campgrounds where wood is not available for sale by concession services, visitor may collect dead wood on the ground within 1 mile of campgrounds. Wood gathering is permitted along road corridors within 100 feet of the road. In the Deer Park area, firewood may be collected only in designated areas.
Available in Port Angeles, Sequim, La Push, Forks, and some smaller towns along U.S. Highway 101.
No showers are available at Olympic National Park Campgrounds. Find them in nearby state park campgrounds: Sequim Bay, Bogachiel, Dosewallips, and Lake Cushman. Contact local Chambers of Commerce for privately-owned facilities.
  • Hunting or disturbance of wildlife in any manner is prohibited in National Parks. Firearms may be transported on Park roads in vehicles, provided they are adequately sealed, cased, or otherwise packed to prevent use, and out of sight. Firearms are not necessary for protection from wildlife.
  • Pets are permitted on a leash (up to a 6' in length) in park campgrounds and parking areas. Pets are prohibited in all park buildings, in the backcountry, and all park trails. 
  • Feeding wildlife is prohibited for the health of the animals and your safety.
  • Camping limit is fourteen consecutive days. 
    Black bears are widespread in Olympic. They require wild habitat and freedom from human contact to survive as a species. Bears are opportunistic and can learn to search for any available food--even the hot dog bun left near your tent. Therefore, it is important for park visitors to manage their food storage, dirty dishes, and garbage so as to not encourage a bear to seek them out as alternate food sources. Please assure a natural and wild population of bears by observing the following:
  • Store all food in the trunk of your car when you leave your vehicle.
  • Do not leave food unattended at your campsite. If you need to leave any food or garbage unattended for even 30 seconds, it must be secured in your vehicle.
  • Keep a clean camp. 
  • Don't allow bears and other wildlife to become dependent on humans for food. 




For Additional Information Contact:

Olympic National Park
600 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362-6798
(360) 565-3000


For more information visit the National Park Service website