Klahanie Campground

Area Status: Closed
Rain Forest setting

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
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trailers and RVs 21' max.
Closest Towns: Forks, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District - Forks office

General Information


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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 20 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in the South Fork Calawah River.

Viewing Wildlife

Watchable wildlife, and numerous options for nature photography are available.

Viewing Plants

The 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.


Swimming in the South Fork Calawah River.


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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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