Recreation

 

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Scroll down or click here to view the Recreation Conditions Report for a list of open sites.

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.

Review recreation site current conditions, listed below the map.

The Olympic Outlook is our free forest-wide recreation guide available at forest offices.

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Recreation Conditions

The recreation conditions report below displays conditions for popular campgrounds, trailheads, and recreation areas on the forest. If site is not listed below expand the recreation menu on left column to navigate to various recreation sites.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
All Forest Roads    Forest Roads Update
Bear Gulch Day Use Area Open to Visitor 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 Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 14, 2021
Big Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Trailhead is found within Big Creek Campground.
Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trailhead Open to Visitor Accessible via the Undi Road bypass. FS road 2932 has not been maintained since the Undi road was closed, but is available.
Brown Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 14, 2021
Campbell Tree Grove Campground Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 20th, 2021
Coho Campground Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 22, 2021
Collins Campground Open to Visitor Open, first come first serve
Colonel Bob Trail #851 Open to Visitor Not suitable for stock.
Duckabush Trail #803 Open to Visitor
Dungeness Forks Campground Open to Visitor Open, first come first serve
Falls Creek Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor Reservations available on recreation.gov
Falls View Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to root rot disease mitigation follow up process & work
Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor Open, first come first serve
Gatton Creek Trail #888 Open to Visitor Maintained year-round. This trail allows continuous trail access from the Lake Quinault Lodge to the Rain Forest Village.
Hamma Hamma Cabin Open to Visitor Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.
Hamma Hamma Campground Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 27, 2021
Interrorem Cabin Open to Visitor Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.
Klahanie Campground Closed to Visitor Campground will remain closed through 2021.
Klahowya Campground Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 28, 2021
Kloshe Nanitch Trailhead Open to Visitor With the winding roads and potholes low clearance vehicle are NOT recommended.
Lake Quinault Lodge Open to Visitor Call (888)-896-3818 or visit: www.visitlakequinault.com for more information
Lebar Horse Camp Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 27, 2021
Lena Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Anticipated opening date May 27, 2021
Lena Lake Trail #810 Open to Visitor
Littleton Horse Camp Open to Visitor first come, first serve
Louella Cabin Open to Visitor Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.
Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 Open to Visitor
Mildred Lakes Trail #822 Open to Visitor Campground toilets are not open. Please do not leave any trash. Bury human waste 6 inches deep and 100 feet from trails and water sources.
Mt. Ellinor Trail #812 Open to Visitor Be prepared for winter weather at higher elevations.
Mt. Rose Trail #814 Open to Visitor
Mt. Townsend Trail #839 Open to Visitor
Mt. Walker Viewpoint Open to Visitor
Mt. Zion Trail #836 Open to Visitor
Pete's Creek Trail #858 Open to Visitor 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 to Visitor Open year-round.
Satsop Center Campground Open to Visitor Open, first come first serve
Seal Rock Campground Open to Visitor Open, first come first serve
Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873 Open to Visitor
Tubal Cain Trail #840 Open to Visitor
Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833 Open to Visitor
Upper Dungeness Trailhead Open to Visitor
West Fork Humptulips Trail #806 Open to Visitor
Willaby Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor Reservation available on recreation.gov
Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail #878 Open to Visitor
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