Klahanie is located on the South Fork Calawah River and has a typical temperate coastal rainforest canopy, including old growth spruce over 8’ in diameter, hanging mosses and a lush carpet of wood sorel and sword fern.
Klahanie provides a beautiful, inexpensive “base camp” to explore the unique shops and calendar events of Forks, as well as the spectacular surrounding landscapesounds. It is 20 minutes from the rugged Pacific Ocean coast and LaPush cultural center for the Quileute People, 25 minutes from the Bogachiel Rain Forest, and an hour from Cape Flattery bluffs and the Makkah Cultural Center.
Caution: Children should always be supervised around water. In recent years the river has eroded its bank.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||04/01/2022- closed all season for public safety (hazard trees/ root disease)|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking|
|Fees:||$10/Night for single unit|
|Open Season:||Late Spring|
|Restrictions:||Trailers and RVs 21' max.|
|Closest Towns:||Forks, WA|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Pacific Ranger District - Forks office|
From Forks, WA travel north on US Highway 101 for one mile. Then turn east onto Forest Service Road 29 and drive 5 miles and campground is on the south side of road.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||20 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
River and Stream FishingFishing in the South Fork Calawah River.
Viewing WildlifeWatchable wildlife, and numerous options for nature photography are available.
Viewing PlantsThe campground has a lush and diverse understory of wildflowers, ferns, mosses and shrubs. These lie underneath a canopy of legacy old-growth Sitka spruce, eight feet in diameter, among smaller 3 to 4’ diameter western hemlock.
SwimmingSwimming in the South Fork Calawah River.