by Joanna Nesbit
Camping abounds inside and outside the national park, but check seasonal availability. Of the park’s 16 campgrounds, only Kalaloch Campground takes reservations for summer. Try Heart O’ the Hills for exploring Hurricane Ridge or Fairholm for Crescent Lake adventures. There are no hookups or showers in the national park. Outside the park, we like Dungeness Recreation Area and Salt Creek Recreation Area, county parks that are open year-round. Both offer beach access, trails, showers and take mail-in reservations.
Kalaloch reservations: (877) 444-6777
Dungeness Recreation Area: (360) 683-5847
Salt Creek Recreation Area: (360) 928-3441
Our Editor Loves
- Space to spread out
- Beach access
- Hiking trails
- Family Room 5+
This is a popular campground, so if you want a site overlooking the ocean or close to the ocean you need to book months in advance. Sites are well maintained. Bathrooms have flush toilets and a sink. There are dish washing stations located adjacent to the bathrooms. Warning; there are no showers located at this park. Tide schedules are posted at the entrance station. Please consult these if you plan to hike on any of the beaches.
Most of the camp spots are roomy and not close to each other. Make sure to check the site size and compare it to the total length of your camper and car. The restrooms were pretty clean, no showers. The beach is wide even at high tide. There are many other things to do in the area, various beaches, Hoh Rainforest, Kalaloch Lodge are a few.