Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park, Forks, Washington

Wow, what a place! This beautiful campground is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific in the coastal section of Olympic National Park on the Washington peninsula. The campground has paved interior roads and pads and offers several loops of camping. Reservations
are a must here, however the park does offer about two dozen sites first come, first served. These sites are typically smaller and less desirable. When making reservations, take note of the vehicle length restrictions; some sites are heavily wooded with old growth trees and others are on the bluff, and vehicle length restrictions should be strictly adhered to. We altered our itinerary a mere week before we hoped to arrive, and we snagged a campsite over a busy summer weekend. Some sites are back in, but some are pull-off, so if you have slides, pull-off sites might not allow you to fully deploy slides. The beach and magnificent tidepools are easily accessed via stairs from camp. The Kalaloch Lodge about a 1/4 mile south of camp has a restaurant and convenience store. Within camp, you will also find an amphitheater with nightly National Park ranger led programs, which I always highly recommend attending. It is hard to say which sites here are best; it really depends on what you are looking for. Interior sites are larger, offer more privacy, and are nestled in old growth forests of enormous trees with interesting stumps and formations to explore. Bluff sites offer stunning views of the ocean waves, however they are often barely large enough to set up chairs around the fire. All sites have fire pits and picnic tables. In the end, we enjoyed out interior site in the trees, despite the slight road noise during the daytime from Highway 101.

Best Sites: Depends what you're looking for...
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes