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Old 07-23-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Campgrounds on Olympic Peninsula?

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for a campground with full or partial hookups on the west coast of the Olympic Peninsula? Near Forks would be nice. We're heading to Ocean Mist cg in the last half of August for a couple of weeks and plan to drive around the peninsula on the way. We would love to camp along the west coast somewhere but cannot find a cg at a Coast-Coast, RPI or other affiliate that we belong to. The only one we can find part way is in Sequim which will work, but we would much rather be along the west coast somewhere. It's only for one night so not as picky.

Has anyone stayed at an independent/private cg that they can recommend? Have never stayed in a State Park cg with our TT but I am guessing they'd be all booked up by now anyway. We'd be there mid-week so that might make it easier to find a place?

Have never been around the Olympic Peninsula and are dying to experience it.

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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Not much of a choice in that area. I would check with the National and State park website for midweek openings. Forget about anything for Labor Day weekend because they are all booked. Since you have a car try staying in Port Angeles and driving to the locations. It might be easier. Try looking at the Crescent Lake area above Port Angeles. Good Luck

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. We are towing a TT with a truck. When I google campgrounds on the west coast, some do show up, but never having been in the area, I have no idea what to expect. I have a nice book of reviews of the State parks in Wa. and it says because it is such an attractive area, you have to book a long time in advance. Wa. State parks sure are nice.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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A few years ago we stayed @ LaPush @ the Quiliut campground. It was right on the beach. The campground had full hook-ups but that was about it. The view was worth the price.
We also stayed @ Kalalach Campground along the coast @ the Olympic NP. There are two different locations. One, above the beach, and one right on the beach. Neither of them have any hook-ups, but the views are tremendous.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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Here's a good site to start your search.

Forks (Washington ) - Campground Reviews - RV Park Reviews

We have stayed at Forks 101 RV and it was o.k. With your small trailer there are a few nice sites in the front by the office amidst trees that would work for you. There are others across from that area that have no vegetation between the sites. Then there's another section to the rear with is a open grassy area. To the south is a separate road that is not part of the park with some mobile homes. It's a little unsitely but not bad and there were not a lot of people out & about so it was quiet. To the north of the camping area was a small horse pasture which was nice to watch the horses. That's the only experience of RV parks there but I'm sure there are others.

I don't believe the Olympic Nat'l Park campsites are reservable so you might want to check. Our motorhome was too long to fit into them. The rain forest of the national park at that end is neat to explore with some nice easy trails of all lengths.

You might also google Salt Creek Rec. Area which has a nice tidepool area to explore. I think they take some reservations but not all. It's a popular busy place.

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Google Salt Creek Recreational, a Clallam County Park with the very best view of the Strait of Juan DeFuca, and more reasonable price-wise than most other parks on the OlyPen.
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Google Salt Creek Recreational, a Clallam County Park with the very best view of the Strait of Juan DeFuca, and more reasonable price-wise than most other parks on the OlyPen.
X2 on Salt Creek. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance but we stopped there last Aug, mid-week and got a full hookup spot. Really liked the location and view.
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West coast: La Push - Quileute Oceanside Resort was good stop. Hard Rain Café and RV park near Forks was not that great but being at entrance to Hoh Rain Forest makes a big difference if you drive a longer rig. Just left that area and think north coast much better for RV parks and sight seeing.
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Washington State Parks are mostly very nice. We parked our 34' Winnebago at Grayland . Its very nice ! KOA an Willapa Bay is also very nice.We've beeb told Salish Cliffs is very nice.

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