Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area


Gatton Creek Campground map.

Gatton Creek Campground map.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Gatton Creek Day Use accessible parking and sign.

Gatton Creek Campground is located on the south shore of Lake Quinault next to Gatton Creek, a small rainforest stream. Campsites and the picnic units are located along the shore of the lake with views across the water to the forested slopes of Olympic National Park.

The area provides opportunities to swim and use non motorized boats nearby. There are 5 walk-in campsites that accommodate tents. There are also 3 picnic units. Nearest boat ramps are located at Willaby and Falls Creek Campgrounds.

Access Gatton Creek Trail #888 from the trailhead across from the campground along South Shore Road. 

Gatton Creek Trail Loop Upper Gatton Creek along the loop trail Gatton Creek Trail travels through temperate rainforest and greenery Gatton Creek Day Use accessible parking and sign. Gatton Creek Campground and Day Use.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open, first come first serve
Reservations: First come, first served
  • Overnight: $25/Night, walk in sites only. 
  • Day Use: No fee
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Aberdeen, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Quinault office (360) 288 2525

General Information


From Aberdeen, WA travel north on US Highway 101 for 45 miles to the junction of the South Shore Road. Turn right (east) and proceed 2.8 miles on South Shore Road and turn left into the Gatton Creek Campground and Day Use parking area.



Accessible restroom though some people may require assistance.

Gatton Creek Restrooms are accessible but may be difficult for some users.

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