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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 Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 20
Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail #825 Open
Brown Creek Campground Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 20
Campbell Tree Grove Campground Open Road width restricted, NO RVs at this time (04/01/2022)
Coho Campground Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 20
Collins Campground Open
Colonel Bob Trail #851 Open Not suitable for stock.
Duckabush Trail #803 Open
Dungeness Forks Campground Open 04/01/2022- open, first come, first serve
Falls Creek Campground/Day Use Area Closed Tentative opening date: May 1
Falls View Campground Closed 04/01/2022- closed all season for public safety (hazard trees/ root disease)
Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area Closed Tentative opening date: TBD, awaiting services, call 360-288-2525 for latest status
Gatton Creek Trail #888 Closed 11/29/2021- temporarily closed due to trail conditions.
Hamma Hamma Cabin Open Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.
Hamma Hamma Campground Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 26
Interrorem Cabin Open Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.
Klahanie Campground Closed 04/01/2022- closed all season for public safety (hazard trees/ root disease)
Klahowya Campground Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 26
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 Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 26
Lena Creek Campground Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 26
Lena Lake Trail #810 Open
Littleton Horse Camp Open 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 Trail #812 Open Forest Service Rd 2419 to the trail head is slippery during the winter. Tow trucks will not go on this road until the snow and ice melts. 

Be prepared for winter weather at higher elevations.
Mt. Townsend Trail #839 Open
Mt. Walker Viewpoint Open 03/31/2022- Mt. Walker road has been opened to vehicle traffic. The viewpoint is accessible via the Mt. Walker Trail or vehicle.
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
Satsop Center Campground Closed Tentative opening date: No later than 2pm on May 1
Seal Rock Campground Open
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 Open open, reservable at recreation.gov
    Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail #878 Open

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