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CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Creek

VISIT DATE: 10/08/1997

UPDATE DATE: 3/17/15

STATE: Washington

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hoodsport

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Hoodsport, WA, take State Rt. 119  north 9.2 miles to a "T"
intersection.  Turn left onto Forest Rt. 24 and then immediately
turn right into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 920 ft.

The southeast entrance (Staircase) to the Olympic National Park 
is 6 miles from the campground.

This single loop campground is pack it in, pack it out.  It is
located north of Lake Cushman State Park in a stand of mixed
conifers including cedar and Douglas fir.  Maples, scattered
around the campground, suggest some fall color.  The understory
of fern and other shrubs provide good to excellent privacy between 
sites.  The campground has many nicely secluded sites. Trees 
are draped with moss and lichen (grandfather's beard) indicating 
a moist but cool environment.  The campground is a good base 
camp for hikers.  The trail to Mt. Ellinor (named a "top ten" Scenic 
Trail in Washington) intersects with the Upper Big Creek Loop 
Trail which starts in campground.  It is also 7 miles east of the 
Staircase Area of Olympic National Park.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open mid-May through Labor Day

NOTE:  2015: Campground closed for renovations; contact Ranger District
oppice for status.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $14 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23
   
   Total Sites: 23

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 23
No. Grilles on Sites: 23
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 5
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 48'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  A waste station is available for a
fee at Camp Cushman and Recreation Park, 2 miles 
south of campground on State Rt. 119.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigot is a hand pump.

WATER SPORTS
A public boat ramp is available for a fee at Camp Cushman and
Recreation Park.  Lake Cushman is 4,000 acres and located about 3
miles from campground.

HIKING
Big Creek Campground  LoopTrail (foot) - 1.1 miles
Upper Big Creek Loop Trail $827 (foot) - 4 miles 
   Connects to the Mt Ellinor Trail and a network of trails in
   Skokomish Wilderness

FISHING   
There is fishing at Lake Cushman - Kokanee salmon and a variety
of trout.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Brown Creek VISIT DATE: 10/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Shelton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Shelton, WA, at intersection of US Rt. 101 and Wallace- Kneeland Blvd., take US Rt. 101 north 6 miles to the Skokomish River Recreation Area sign (Skokomish Valley Rd.). Turn left onto Skokomish Valley Rd. and go 5.5 miles to "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear right onto Rt. 23 and go 9.2 miles to another "Y" intersection (Brown Creek campground sign - Forest Rt. 2353). Bear right onto Rt. 2353 and go 0.5 miles, crossing a bridge, to a "T." Turn sharp right onto Forest Rt. 2340 and go 0.3 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 23 is paved except for a 1.5 mile stretch but in need of repair. Camp sites are off the paved campground interior road. Bridge between sites 5 and 6 leads out of campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The campground, pack it in, pack it out, stretches along the South Fork of Skokomish River in three unnamed sections. The first section, sites 1 through 6, is the most rustic and backs up on the river. The second and third sections have a more developed, groomed appearance and are located along the campground's paved roadway. The second section, sites 7 through 11, is a small loop that meanders through a stand of white barked conifers and Alders. This section has a "deep woods" feel and offers good to excellent privacy. The third section, sites 12 through 22, is a larger loop in a stand of maples, Douglas fir, and hemlock and has an open, airy feel. This section offers fair to good privacy. Although the first section is located along the River, sites in the other sections are located away from the water but within an easy walk of the river where wading and tubing are possible. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: There is no potable water and only six sites are available from September through May. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 9 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 44' Comments: There are dirt parking aprons as well as gravel; a few are paved. Parking aprons are all about the same size. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at Potlatch State Park on US Rt 101 at milepost 335. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS Tubing and wading possible in South Fork Skokomish River HIKING Brown Creek Nature Trail (interpretive loop, foot only) - 0.8 miles FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Campbell Tree Grove VISIT DATE: 10/16/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Pacific - Quinault Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Humptulips RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Humptulips, WA, at the intersection of US Rt. 101 and Kirkpatrick Rd. take Rt. 101 south 14.2 miles to Wynoochee Lake Recreation Area sign (Donkey Creek Rd. - Forest Rt. 22). Turn right onto Donkey Creek Rd. and go 8.2 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 2204). Turn left at sign and go 15.1 miles to campground on the right. NOTE: After 3 miles, Forest Rt. 2204 becomes a gravel, single lane road with some turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. This rustic campground is heavily wooded with gigantic 500-year old Douglas fir and Western cedars. The middlestory is heavy with Hemlocks. Some sites are adjacent to the West Fork of Humptulips River. Overall, the campground is very picturesque. NOTE This is bear and cougar country; stay alert and practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 8 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 9 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 36' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING West Fork Trail (foot, mountain bike and horse) - 4 miles FISHING Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Coho VISIT DATE: 10/09/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Montesano RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Montesano, WA, at the intersection of State Route 107 and US 12, take US 12 west 1.1 miles Devonshire Rd. (Wynoochee Lake Recreation Area sign). At end of off ramp, continue straight following sign to Wynoochee Lake Recreation Area (Wynoochee Valley Rd.) and go 17 miles to the end of paved road. Continue straight onto gravel road (Forest Rt. 22) and go 16.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to another campground sign at "Y" intersection. Bear right onto Forest Rt. 2294 and go 1.3 miles to still another campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 900 ft. The campground is located near Wynoochee Reservoir with some sites overlooking the reservoir. It has two loops (A and B) and a spur designated for walk-in tent campers. Loops A and B are an RVers delight and worth the drive on a well maintained gravel road. A few sites in Loop B and on the tent spur have a limited view of the reservoir. All the sites are either tucked in heavily wooded areas or trimmed grassy areas. Trees are a variety of conifers, such as hemlock and Douglas fir, and hardwoods including alders and maples. The thick vegetation provides the campground's sites with good to excellent privacy. The campground has gray water disposal facilities. The walk-in tent sites are wheelchair friendly. Bug repellent is recommended. Possible day trips are visits to nearby Wynoochee Falls and Dam. This is bear and cougar country; stay alert and practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through October 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 (walk-in) and $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 46 Total Sites: 56 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 56 No. Grilles on Sites: 56 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See comments Comments: The parking aprons are paved and will accommodate most any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 15 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: As of 9/21/2009, no water until further notice. Call the ranger district office for status. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Wynoochee Reservoir is 1,140 acres. Beach is dirt and grass. HIKING Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail No. 878 (foot and mountain bike) - 16 miles Working Forest Nature Trail (foot) - 0.25 miles FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brown trout. Steelhead trout available June 1 through October 30.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Collins VISIT DATE: 10/10/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Brinnon RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Brinnon, WA, take US Rt. 101 south for 3.5 miles to Duckabush Recreation Area sign (Duckabush Rd.). Turn right onto Duckabush Rd. and go 5.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: The last 1.5 miles are gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 300 ft. The southeast entrance (Staircase) to the Olympic National Park is 33 miles from the campground. This rustic campground is pack it in, pack it out. Adjacent to Duckabush River, with most sites overlooking the river, grand old, moss-covered maple, cedar, and alders provide ample shade. The river can be heard throughout the campground. A good base camp for nearby hiking into The Brothers Wilderness. A good day trip is visiting the Historic Interrorem Ranger Cabin and hiking the Ranger Hole Trail. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 28' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. A waste station with potable water is available for a fee at Dosewallips State Park, Brinnon, WA on US Rt. 101. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Water from a handpump is available at the historic Interrorem Ranger Cabin and Ranger Hole Trail located 1.5 miles east of campground on Duckabush Rd. WATER SPORTS Wading possible in Duckabush River. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dungeness Forks VISIT DATE: 10/11/1997 UPDATE DATE: 9/03/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Sequim RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Sequim, WA, at the intersection of Sequim Ave. and US Rt.101, take Rt. 101 east for 2.6 miles to Palo Alto Rd (no Forest Service sign for campground). Turn right onto Palo Alto Rd. and go 8 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 2880). Turn right onto Rt. 2880 (single lane and gravel) and go 0.8 miles to campground on right. The Forest Service does not recommend Forest Rt. 2880 for motorhomes or trailers. The authors agree! GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 920 ft. This single loop campground, located at the junction of Gray Wolf and Dungeness Rivers, is heavily wooded with mature conifers, such as cedar and Douglas fir trees. Thimbleberry and other shrubs provide good to excellent privacy between most campsites. Maple and alder trees along the rivers suggest nice fall color. This picturesque campground is best suited for tent campers. It is pack it in, pack it out. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through September 15. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS None HIKING None at campground but there are multi-use trails nearby. Contact ranger district office for information. FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat and Steelhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Falls Creek VISIT DATE: 10/16/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Pacific - Quinault Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quinault RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Quinault, WA, take S Shore Rd. north 0.2 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 200 ft. The southwest entrance (Quinault Lake) to the Olympic National Park is 10 miles from the campground. This is a very tight, compact campground, located in mixed conifers with a few large Western cedars. Some sites overlook Falls Creek and Lake Quinault. A cluster of 9 walk-in tent sites are accessed via a bridge across Falls Creek and offers good privacy between sites. Although the campground has lots of vegetation, the non-walk-in sites have minimal privacy. The campground's tear drop shaped interior road makes a second pass difficult for all vehicles. Firewood is available for a fee. There is an interpretive program and activity schedule offered during the summer at nearby Lake Quinault Lodge. Lake Quinault is a natural lake formed when a receding glacier left a moraine behind as a dam across the valley. Sailing and paddling are very popular activities on the Lake as is watching for the resident Osprey and Eagles. Possible day trips are the Olympic National Park's Enchanted Valley, Colonel Bob Wilderness, the 30-mile Lake Quinault Shore Loop (popular for bikers during the summer, and the Rain Forest Nature Trail (interpretive). SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day - Sites 23 through 31 $20 per day - all other sites Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 17 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 27 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 27 No. Grilles on Sites: 27 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 31' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. RV waste stations available for a fee are: (1) Kalaloch campground (no potable water), Olympic National Park, 32.3 miles north of Quinault, WA on US Rt 101, and (2) Hoquiam River RV Park with potable water, Hoquiam, WA, 37.9 miles south of Quinault, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Quinault is 3,000 acres. Power boats are limited to 24 MPH. HIKING Quinault National Trail System - various hikes up to a total of 10 miles. It includes: Rain Forest Nature Trail Loop - 0.5 miles Quinault Loop Trail - 8 miles Galton Creek Falls Trail - 0.3 miles FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout and Dollyvarden and Quinault salmon - catch and release.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Falls View VISIT DATE: 10/10/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quilcene RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Quilcene, WA, take US Rt. 101 south 3.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 500 ft. The campground, located on a ridge above the Big Quilcene River, has two unnamed loops. Pull-through sites are located in the loop on north side which has vault toilets and traffic noise that can be distracting. The south side loop has shorter but wider parking aprons, a more open feel, flush toilets, and the campground's hiking trails. An understory of Rhododendrons, Fern, Salal and other low-growing plants provide good privacy while towering Douglas fir offers lots of shade. Bird watchers have discovered this campground. One site may be occupied by a host. This campground is convenient to US Rt. 101 and is a good base camp for exploring the area or as an overnight stop. Possible day trips are: Mt. Walker Observation Area - walk or drive to its 2,500 ft. viewpoint of Puget Sound, Seattle and the Olympic Mountain Range; the communities of Sequim and Port Angeles; and Olympic National Park. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 30 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station with potable water is available for a fee at Dosewallips State Park, Brinnon, WA on US Rt. 101. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Only wheelchair friendly toilet is located near site 5. NOTE: Water system was not working at time of visit. Contact Ranger District office for status. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Fallsview Canyon Trail #868 (foot) - 0.6 miles Fallsview Loop Trail (foot) - 0.1 miles Provides overview of waterfalls FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hamma Hamma VISIT DATE: 10/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lilliwaup RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lilliwaup, WA, take US Rt. 101 north 9.4 miles to Hamma Hamma Recreation Area sign (Forest Rt. 25). Turn left onto Rt. 25 and go 6.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: Most of Forest Rt. 25 is paved, single lane with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 600 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. It is heavily wooded in moss-covered conifers and Big-Leaf maples. Being adjacent to the Hamma Hamma River, some sites overlook the river. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 14 through September 27 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 19' X 62' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Potlatch State Park, about 7 miles south of Hoodsport, WA on US Rt. 101. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Living Legacy Trail (interpretive loop) - 1.5 miles First 0.25 miles are wheelchair friendly. FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Klahanie VISIT DATE: 08/08/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Pacific - Forks Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Forks RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Forks, WA, take U.S. Highway 101 north 1.1 miles to Forest Rt. 29/Rugged Ridge Trail signs. Turn right at sign onto Sitkum- Solduc Rd and go 5.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 400 ft. The west entrance (Mora) to the Olympic National Park is 17 miles from the campground. "Klahanie" is Chinook for "Coming out of the woods" and that is the way this campground appears. Alder, Hemlock, and huge Sitka Spruce provide ample shade for fern, wood sorrel and other shade loving plants to thrive in this campground. The campground has two overlapping loops meandering through this dense woodland. One loop starts beside the Calawah River and stretches into the deep woods while the second loop is completely in the forest. Sites along the River are more open and sunny, offering only minimal privacy between sites. Sites tucked into the forest have excellent privacy provided not only from the thick vegetation but also the good separation between sites. There are several "Honeymoon Suites" in this campground. But these sites are a distance from the campground's only vault toilet located near Site 5. Overall, the campground offers a wonderful semi- wilderness camping experience close enough to town for a cook's night out and good family rafting, kayaking and tubing on the Calawah River. While popular with locals, folks passing through should find this campground a pleasant break in their travels. Possible day trips are the communities of La Push, Forks, and Neah Bay, the Olympic National Park's Rialto and Shi Shi beaches and Hoh Rain Forest, Cape Flattery, and Klashe Nanitch Lookout for a view of Sol Duc Valley from Crescent Lake to James Island (recommend high clearance vehicles only). SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open July 1 through September 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 35' Comments: Parking aprons are either bare dirt or moss and grass covered. Waste stations with no potable water are available for a fee at the Bogachief State Park, 6.9 miles south of Forks, WA on US Rt. 101 and at Fairholme campground, Olympic National Park, 28.5 miles north of Forks, WA on US Rt 101. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Single handpump was inoperative at time of visit. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Calawah River is considered a "family" float river. HIKING Klahanie Loop trail (foot) - .25 mile River Runner trail (foot) - .5 mile FISHING Steelhead trout and Coho salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Klahowya VISIT DATE: 10/15/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Pacific - Forks Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Port Angeles RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Port Angeles, WA take US Rt. 101 west 34.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto gravel road and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. The north entrance (visitor center) to the Olympic National Park is 27 miles from the campground. Klahowya is the Chinook word for "welcome" and this campground offers visitors a delightful introduction to the Forest. The campground has two unnamed loops. The first loop has 20 sites and most are along the crystal clear Sol Duc River. This loop has the campground's only wheelchair friendly vault toilets. The second loop is actually two overlapping loops with the center section designed to accommodate large RVs and small groups. This loop has the campground's flush toilets, some sites along the River, and the Pioneer's Path interpretive trail. The whole campground is in a lush rain forest environment where Oregon Oxalis (wood sorrel) and ferns cover the ground and hide old downed trees as they decompose and provide a "nursery" for new trees to grow. Towering conifers such as cedar and hemlock provide lots of shade and the River can be heard throughout the campground. One of the many interesting features in this campground are the old tree stumps. Most of these stumps are as tall as an adult and are "sprouting" a variety of plants. Sites not along the river are tucked back into the lush woodland and have outstanding to excellent privacy. This campground has long been thought of as a good transient or overnight stop but it is convenient to so many attractions and activities it must be thought of as a destination campground. A few possible day trips are the Olympic National Park's Hoh Rain Forest; Hurricane Ridge; Sol Duc Hot Springs; Rialto Beach; the communities of Neah Bay, La Push and Forks; and Klache Nanitch Lookout for a view of Sol Duc Valley from Crescent Lake to James Island (high clearance vehicles recommended). A coming attraction is the Olympic Discovery Trail (foot, horse, and mountain bike), was projected to reach near Klahowya campground in 2008. This trail is being built on the historic Sitka Spruce Railroad bed and will connect Port Angeles with La Push, Washington. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 15 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $17 per day - no electric hookups $27 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 49 Total Sites: 56 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 56 No. Grilles on Sites: 56 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 2 No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Large RVs can be accommodated in a section of second loop. RV waste stations with no potable water are available for a fee at the Bogachief State Park, 6.9 miles south of Forks, WA on US Rt. 101 and at Fairholme campground, Olympic National Park, 28.5 miles north of Forks, WA on US Rt 101. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 12 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Tubing possible on the Sol Duc River HIKING Pioneer's Path (interpretive loop - foot only, wheelchair friendly) - 0.25 miles Short unnamed connector trail to Camp Creek Olympic Discovery Trail (foot, horse, and mountain bike) - 130 miles when completed FISHING Steelhead trout and Coho salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: LeBar Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 10/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Shelton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Shelton, WA, at intersection of US Rt. 101 and Wallace- Kneeland Blvd., take Rt. 101 north 6 miles to the Skokomish River Recreation Area sign (Skokomish Valley Rd.). Turn left onto Skokomish Valley Rd. and go 5.5 miles to a "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear right onto Forest Rt. 23 and go 9.2 miles to another "Y" intersection (Brown Creek campground sign - Forest Rt. 2353). Bear right onto Rt. 2353 and go 0.5 miles, crossing a bridge, to a "T" intersection. Turn left, continuing on Rt 2353, and go 0.6 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 23 is paved except for a 1.5 mile stretch that's in need of repair. Last 0.5 miles of Rt 2353 are a steep gravel roadway. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. The campground is ONLY for campers with stock. This picturesque campground is located in a grove of magnificent, towering Douglas fir. Built jointly by the Forest Service and horse clubs, the campground is a labor of love. There are tie lines, hitching rails, hand hewn wooden seats, etc. - a piece of work. Convenient to the South Fork Skokomish River trail, this a good base camp for equestrian campers who want to explore the area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 58' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING South Fork Skokomish Trail No. 873 (foot, horse and mountain bike) - 10.9 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lena Creek VISIT DATE: 10/13/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Lilliwaup RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Lilliwaup, WA, take US Rt. 101 north 9.4 miles to Hamma Hamma Recreation Area sign (Forest Rt. 25). Turn left onto Rt. 25 and go 7.8 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: Most of Forest Rt. 25 is paved, single lane with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 700 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. There is heavy understory with moss-covered conifers including cedar and Alder. The campground is adjacent to Hamma Hamma River with some sites overlooking the river. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 37.5' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and dirt. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Potlatch State Park, about 7 miles south of Hoodsport, WA on US Rt. 101. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS -None HIKING Lena Lake Trail No. 810 (foot only) - 3 miles FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Littleton Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 08/07/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Pacific - Forks Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Port Angeles RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Port Angeles, WA take U.S. Route 101 west 30.4 miles to Mt. Muller/Littleton Trailhead sign. Turn right after sign onto gravel road and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. The north entrance (visitor center) to the Olympic National Park is 23 miles from the campground. This little horse camp has two sections. One section has several pole corals with walk-in tent sites scattered around them. The other has large back-in and a pull-through sites with only hitching rails. Some walk-in tent sites have fire rings and none have grilles. Most campsites enjoy ample shade. The campground was under construction at time of visit. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through October 31 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 5 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See comments Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and will accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Stock water only. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Mount Muller trail (foot and horse) - 13.3 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Seal Rock VISIT DATE: 10/10/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Hood Canal NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Brinnon RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Brinnon, WA, take US Rt. 101 north 0.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 100 ft. The southeast entrance (Staircase) to the Olympic National Park is 33 miles from the campground. This heavily wooded campground, between US Rt. 101 and Hood Canal, is terraced on a Hood Canal hillside. It has three unnamed overlapping loops. Most sites are bi-level with parking apron at one level and table/grille/tent pad at another. The pull-through sites along Hood Canal are narrow parallel parking type sites, but long enough for most RVs. Only a few of these sites have a limited view of water. The upper loop is closest to the highway and here the traffic noise can be distracting. Fern, Salal and other shrubs provide good privacy between sites. This is the only Olympic National Forest campground on salt water and features oyster and clamming but a permit is required for either. The campground's bird watching opportunities are noteworthy. The walk along Hood Canal is very picturesque. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 40 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 40 No. Grilles on Sites: 37 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 17 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel/dirt and paved. A waste station with potable water is available for a fee at Dosewallips State Park, in Brinnon, WA. Grey water disposal sites are located around campground. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Hood Canal is a 255 square mile body of water with access to Puget Sound. There is no boat access to the Canal from the campground, but there is access from nearby marinas. Most water sports are possible on the Canal. The undesignated swim area has a gravel and rocky beach on Hood Canal. HIKING Seal Rock Trail System (interpretive - wheelchair friendly, foot only) - 0.8 miles Native American Trail (foot & wheelchair friendly) - 0.3 miles Marine Biology Trail (foot & wheelchair friendly) - 0.5 miles FISHING Hood Canal is famous for its oysters and steamer clams. The fish are Steelhead and Cutthroat trout and Pacific salmon.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Willaby VISIT DATE: 10/16/1997 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2015 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Pacific - Quinault Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Quinault RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Quinault, WA, take South Shore Rd. south 0.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 200 ft. The southwest entrance (Quinault Lake) to the Olympic National Park is 8 miles from the campground. The campground is a single loop located in a grove of large conifers next to Lake Quinault. Most sites overlook the lake. The loop tightly hugs the hillside giving many sites nice views of the water. RVrs may find the interior road's high banks troublesome. The campground's thick understory of fern, lichen draped maples and other shrubs provide good to excellent privacy between sites. An overflow area, the boat trailer parking area, is available to RVs after 6PM. Day trips from this campground are Olympic National Park's Enchanted Valley, Colonel Bob Wilderness, and the 30-mile Lake Quinault Shore Loop (popular for bikers during the summer). There is also the Rain Forest Nature Trail (interpretive), interpretive programs at the Lake Quinault Lodge, and across the lake, the Park Service's Visitor Center and numerous trails to explore. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 15 through November 1 - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $25 per day NOTE: There is overflow RV parking (6PM - 9AM). See campground host. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 10 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 9 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11.5' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. RV Waste stations available for a fee at the Kalaloch campground (no potable water), Olympic National Park, 32.3 miles north of Quinault, WA on US Rt 101 and at Hoquiam River RV Park (has potable water), Hoquiam, WA, 37.9 miles south of Quinault, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Quinault is 3,000 acres and a nice sailing lake. Power boats are limited to 24mph. Informal beach area is gravel and sand. HIKING Quinault National Trail System - various hikes up to a total of 10 miles. They include: Rain Forest Nature Trail Loop - 0.5 miles Quinault Loop Trail - 8 miles Galton Creek Falls Trail - 0.6 miles FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout and, catch and release only, Dollyvarden and Quinault salmon.




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