Top Ten National Park Campgrounds

Olympic National Park, Washington
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The Olympic peninsula qualifies as the wildest stretch of country along the continental Pacific seaboard. The park stretches up from wilderness coast to rainforest to high alpine peaks. The park is renowned for its hiking, fishing, and climbing.

The park's diversity is reflected in its campgrounds. Olympic National Park supports 17 campgrounds , with a total of 910 sites. There are, however, no hook-ups, showers or laundry facilities. Some campgrounds have a dump station.

If you like mountains, At 5400 feet Deer Park is a high elevation campground along Hurricane Ridge. This area is known for its spectacular mountain views, wildflowers, deer, black bear, marmots, and other wildlife. Deer Park: alpine scenery, wildlife and wildflowers. The handy Blue Mountain Trail: .5-mile loop trail to summit with 360-degree views. Area has trailheads for access to backcountry in the Graywolf valley and Obstruction Point areas. Nearby trails include Hurricane Hill, Meadow Loops, and the Klahhane Ridge trails.

If you want to be near the ocean, July Creek is a tent-only walk-in campground. The Quinault Valley's July Creek and North Fork campgrounds are currently both open for primitive use; full services will be available at July Creek beginning May 25.

Dosewallips Campground is in the Hoh River Valley.

Many surrounding communities.

Just the Facts

Route: Glacier to Artist Point on WA 542.

Length: 24 miles (one hour)

Season: Summer to early fall.


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