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Old 04-22-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Visiting Olympic NP

We will be spending about 5 days Visiting Olympic NP Washington and the Olympic Peninsula. Can anyone give me a campground recommendation (are reservations required) and the best way to see as much as we can in this area. There will be 5 of us in a 38 ft class A MotorHome with a Jeep Liberty in tow. We like to hike and enjoy beautiful scenery.

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Old 04-22-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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When we were there three or four years ago we stayed at the Port Angeles Sequim KOA ... it was convenient ... and it was run by very nice people ... the setting was very non typical for a KOA (the sites were distributed among woods and the natural terrain).

We took day trips to the National Park ... we also took a day trip to Victoria on the ferry ...

PS. I am generally not a fan of KOA's

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Old 04-23-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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Check out Kalaloch Campground on the coast hyw. 101 just N. of Queets. Also, be sure to visit Quinault area. Have lunch at the Lodge. Beautiful lake and scenery. Worth the visit. The town of Quinault does have an RV park but don't know much about it. Steve & Lynette
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You will have a problem with a 38' motorhome. In our references for the Olympic NP campgrounds, none are rated for more than 25'. Kalaloch is indeed nice, but I don't remember any camp sites that would handle a 38-footer. We squeezed in with the 31' we were in at that time. The only campground you might fit in would be Fairholm campground west of Port Angeles. I just can't remember if it is run by the NPS or the Forest Service. We drove through it and saw several sites that would take larger rigs. Kind of tight in places.

Some other options... There are Elks lodges in Sequim and Port Townsend, if you're a member. There are WA state parks at Port Townsend and Sequim which are absolutely cool parks, if somewhat pricey (Fort Worden SP, Fort Flager SP, and Old Fort Townsend SP). There is also Dungeness State Park, which is a county-run rec area/campground on the coast north of Sequim which is pretty nice. There is a lower-cost campground at the country fairground in Port Townsend, as well as a more pricey city campground right on the waterfront.

Since we didn't use any commercial cg's when we went through there in 2007, I can't give you much help. They are there, but you'll need to do your own research!

Still, its a beautiful area and we would go back anytime! Have fun!
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:32 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the great advice.

I might add that we will actually be picking up out Daughter, Son-in-law and Granddaughter in Auburn, WA. So we have been in the area including visiting Victoria BC, but never in the Motorhome, so this is a little different for us. I have made reservations for 2 days at Elwha Dam RV park and then 3 days at Hard Rain café RV park, we would have liked to stay in the National Park put we believe our Unit is to big, plus 3 finicky women that need utilities.

Thanks again and maybe we will see some of you there, r0n
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