The Olympic National Forest offers diverse recreation opportunities for everyone. Experience the rushing rivers, coastal rain forests, alpine wildflowers and views of the Puget Sound from mountain peaks. Wilderness areas offer solitude and a chance to experience the rich biodiversity of the Olympic Peninsula.
The Olympic Outlook is our free forest-wide recreation guide available at forest offices.
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Recreation Conditions Report
|Area Name||Status||Area Conditions|
|Bear Gulch Day Use Area||Open||Pack out all trash. Alert: Vehicles must be totally out of the lane of traffic. Please pay attention to parking signage and be mindful when going between the parking area and the lake shore.|
|Big Creek Campground||Open||First come, first serve|
|Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail #825||Open||Visitors should be aware of mud pits along trail near river. Use trail re-routes (4/4/23).|
|Brown Creek Campground||Open||Sites 1-6 are open year-round. All sites are first come, first served.|
|Campbell Tree Grove Campground||Open||First come, first served. Sites 1 & 3 are closed due to hazerdous conditions.|
|Coho Campground||Open||Tentative opening date: May 20th, 2023
First come, first, serve
|Collins Campground||Open||First come first serve.|
|Colonel Bob Trail #851||Open||Not suitable for stock.|
|Duckabush Trail #803||Open|
|Dungeness Forks Campground||Open||All sites are first come, first serve.|
|Falls Creek Campground/Day Use Area||Closed||Closed for public safety (hazard trees/ root disease)|
|Falls View Campground||Closed||Closed for public safety (hazard trees/ root disease)|
|Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area||Open||First come, first served.|
|Gatton Creek Trail #888||Open||Use caution during heavy rains on higher elevation portions of trail.|
|Hamma Hamma Cabin||Open||Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.|
|Hamma Hamma Campground||Open||First come, first serve.|
|Interrorem Cabin||Open||Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.|
|Jefferson Pass Trail #800||Open|
|Klahanie Campground||Closed||04/01/2022- closed all season for public safety (hazard trees/ root disease)|
|Klahowya Campground||Open||First come, first serve|
|Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1||Open|
|Lake Cushman Area||Open||This area receives extremely high, weather dependent visitation. Be prepared for heavy traffic and limited parking. No alcohol, camping, overnight parking, or fires.|
|Lake Quinault Lodge||Open||Call (888)-896-3818 or visit: www.visitlakequinault.com for more information|
|Lebar Horse Camp||Open||First come, first serve. Closed for the season.|
|Lena Creek Campground||Open||
First come, first serve.
|Lena Lake Trail #810||Open|
|Littleton Horse Camp||Open||First come first serve|
|Louella Cabin||Open||Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.|
|Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833||Open|
|Mt. Ellinor Connector Trail #827.2||Open|
|Mt. Ellinor Trail #812||Open|
|Mt. Townsend Trail #839||Open|
|Mt. Walker Viewpoint||Open||04/27/23 The Mt. Walker Road gate is now open. Snow free at the top|
|Pete's Creek Trail #858||Open||Trail is often rocky, rooted, and at times steep. Boots and trekking poles recommended. Busy on weekends in the summer.|
|Quinault Loop Trail #854||Open||Open year-round.|
|Ranger Hole Trail #824||Open||9/12/22 - No potable water at the trailhead at this time due to low aquifer levels|
|Satsop Center Campground||Open||First come first serve. Tentative opening date: May 1st, 2023.|
|Seal Rock Campground||Open||First come, first served.|
|Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873||Open|
|Slab Camp Trail #838||Open||Users are unable to access the lower portion of Gray Wolf Trail #834 due to a slide about 1 mile north of the Slab Camp junction with the Gray Wolf Trail.
|Tubal Cain Trail #840||Open|
|Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833||Open|
|Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2||Open|
|West Fork Humptulips Trail #806||Open|
|Willaby Campground/Day Use Area||Closed||Closed for public safety (hazard trees/ root disease)
Reservable at recreation.gov.
|Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail #878||Open|