Camping, RVing and Backcountry

Olympic National Forest

Olympic National Forest covers over 633,000 acres and is made up of two ranger districts: the Hood Canal and the Pacific. It offers a wide range of recreation, including hiking, camping, backpacking, picnicking, boating and other outdoor activities. It operates 17 campgrounds that are on a first-come, first-served basis and have varying overnight fees. There are five designated Wilderness Areas. These do no require wilderness permits, but a Northwest Forest Pass is required for all vehicles parked at many ONF trailheads.

ONF Hood Canal District
Quilcene, WA
tel: 360-765-2200

Location

StationWA
United States
47° 53' 49.6788" N, 123° 1' 21.0792" W
See map: Google Maps

Western Jefferson County Area Trails

Western Jefferson County

Area Trails

Rain Forest & Ocean Beaches

Before you hike,  you should be aware of some important things:

1.  Be prepared for changing weather, stay on trails, and take out what you bring in.  Help protect our National, Public, Parks.  For some trails listed you need a Park Day Pass.

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
See map: Google Maps

Port Townsend Area Trails

Port  Townsend

 Area Trails

By Karen Anderson

Fort Worden State Park

 

Where:   About 2.5 miles from the Port Townsend Visitor Center. 

· North on Sims Way, Turn left onto Kearnery

· From Kearney, turn right on Blaine

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
47° 53' 28.7952" N, 122° 43' 55.1532" W
See map: Google Maps

Brinnon and Quilcene Area Trails

Falls View Canyon Trails

Where:   3.5 miles south of the Quilcene Visitor Center / Forest Service Office at the Falls View Campground on Highway 101.  This campground has two nice trails for waterfall and river views.

Location

Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center
93 Beaver Valley Road
Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
United States
47° 53' 28.7952" N, 122° 43' 55.1532" W
See map: Google Maps

Northeast Mason County Parks

 

Location

Northeast Mason County ParksWA
United States
47° 26' 47.994" N, 122° 52' 25.824" W
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Camping on the Beach

A great experience - camping on the beach.

Visit http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/second-beach-trail.htm 

Location

Secon BeachLa Push, WA
United States
47° 54' 31.2588" N, 124° 38' 11.7744" W
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Breathe Mile-High Air at Hurricane Ridge!

Hurricane Ridge, 17 miles south of Port Angeles, in Olympic National Park, will make you feel like you're on top of the world. And, in fact, you are!  Hurricane Ridge is reached by taking Hwy 101 into Port Angeles.  Look for the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge signs.  Turn south on Race Street, and taking a slight right curve on the Hurricane Ridge Parkway. From there you will see signs leading to the Park Entrance.

Location

Olympic National Park WA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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Rialto Beach - Spectacular sunsets and wild Pacific coast

THE BEACH IS CALLING YOU!

But not just any beach. Come visit awesome Rialto Beach. Not only is Rialto one of the most popular beaches on the Olympic Peninsula, it's also one of the most accessible. Park your car and you are there! So, if the thought of a long hike through rough terrain isn't exactly your idea of a great way to spend a relaxing afteroon, then Rialto is destined to be on the top of your list.

Location

LaPushWA
United States
47° 45' 3.8664" N, 120° 44' 24.5004" W
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Salt Creek Recreation Area

With its stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Victoria BC, Salt Creek Recreation Area is the perfect setting for exploration and discovery.  Salt Creek is home to some of the most exceptional tide pools in the Northwest.  Come during low tide and you'll see starfish, sea cucumbers, crabs, sea anemones, and urchins among the plentiful sea life on display.  Many of these tide pools are located at the Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary (which is underwater at high tide). 

Location

Salt Creek Recreation Area
Camp Hayden Road
Port Angeles, WA
United States
48° 8' 12.6744" N, 123° 40' 47.7732" W
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Dungeness Recreation Area

This County Park, with sweeping views of the shipping traffic as they make their way through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, serves as the trailhead for the Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge.  

Dungeness Recreation Area has 67 campsites, 3 restrooms (2 with showers), group camping with a shelter, playground, hiking and equestrian trails, on 216 acres.

 Summer: 7 a.m. until dusk
Winter: Campground is closed October through March

The park is open year-round for day use.

Clallam County Parks Department Phone: 360-417-2291

Location

Dungeness Recreation Area
Lotzgesell Road
Sequim, WA
United States
48° 8' 5.3196" N, 123° 10' 4.53" W
See map: Google Maps
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