Klahowya Campground


Klahowya Campground Map.

Klahowya Campground Map.

Area Status: Open
Camp along the Sol Duc River

Adjacent to the south shore of the Sol Duc River, the rain forest setting hosts an accessible interpretive nature trail, fishing, picnicking, and trails to explore the natural beauty.  

During the summer when the river is low water, there is tubing or float run between the 'Day Use' areas next to Sites 9 and 45.

Interpretive programs are presented in the amphitheater during the summer.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open.
Reservations: First come, first served.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Accessible, Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • $17/Night for single unit
  • $5/Extra vehicle
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum capacity is 8 persons per campsite. Camping is limited to 14 days. Most sites accomodate trailers and RVs 30'. Some of those sites take up to 40' vehicles.
Closest Towns: Forks, WA- 22 Miles West; Port Angeles, WA- 45 miles East
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault (3) Flush Toilets (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Forks office

General Information


Accessible features include all five restrooms, multiple campsites, Pioneer Path a nearby 0.3 mile accessible interpretive trail, and the amphitheater.


From Forks, WA travel northeast on US Highway 101 for 20 miles. Klahowya Campground is north of of US Highway 101, near milepost 212.

General Notes:

Recreation Opportunities:

  • Kloshe Nanitch Lookout viewpoint - Provides spectacular views of the Sol Duc Valley and Mt. Olympus.
  • Neah Bay - 45 minute drive along the coast to Cape Flattery and the Makah Museum.
  • Sol Duc Hot Springs - 30 minute drive to relax in the natural hot pools.
  • Lake Crescent (Olympic National Park) - 10 minutes to boat rentals, water play and trails along the beautiful scenery.
  • Mt. Muller Trail System - 10 minutes to multiple trail opportunities.
  • Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail - 40 minutes to experience the 'Twilight' setting of the coastal temperate rain forest.
  • Pioneer Path - Located within the campground this is an easy 0.3-mile long interpretive loop trail that borders the Sol Duc River. Find more information at Forks Chamber Commerce of website.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Klahowya Campground accommodates large recreation vehicles and vehicles pulling trailers.

No. of Sites 55 single site(s), 1 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 2 of 58

RV Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in the Sol Duc River. Be sure to consult current WDFW regulations for complete rules and seasons. NOTE: Many stocks of native salmonids in the Sol Duc River are at very low levels. Please release all wild fish.

Viewing Plants

The campground is nestled in a beautiful conifer forest. Lush rain forest vegetation of ferns, oxalis and moss provide a lush green understory.

Viewing Scenery

A short drive on a steep mountain road leads to Kloshe Nanitch Lookout where panoramic views of the Sol Duc Valley, Lake Crescent and Mt. Olympus can be enjoyed.

Visitor Programs

Visit the amphitheater for environmental and historic interpretive programs, usually available on weekends during summer months.

Interpretive Areas


Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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