There are two places to camp in the Sol Duc canyon at Olympic National Park: Sol Duc Lodge RV sites and the Sol Duc Campground. We opted for the latter because of its more rustic and private sites. During our stay there were record breaking temperatures throughout the peninsula and Seattle area. Temperatures were at the century mark, highly unusual for this region. Despite the temperatures, we enjoyed the sounds of the Sol Duc River from our campsite, along with the shady canopy of trees. Sites are spread among two loops and we felt the B loop sites were more wooded and private, however the road and site pads were also more sloped. Our site pad was so sloped, we mever got a good level. Most sites are back in and a few pull thrus are available. The best sites are those of course along the river. All pads are paved and sites have a picnic table and fire pit. Restrooms are available as well as potable water. From camp you will find a couple of trails. We hiked in late evening (due to the heat) the Sol Duc Falls Trail that led right from our camp. The trail parallels the river and eventually leads you to some beautiful falls. We really enjoyed this 5.6 mile hike through the fern understory past fallen logs with peeks at the river. Reservations are highly recommend here.
Best Sites: Anything riverfront, but check for slope of pad when booking, 58, 72, 78
Poor Sites: None
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes