Kalaloch is a gem atop a bluff along Washington’s Pacific coast. The area is lush and green, and many of the sites have ocean views. One word of caution though: they don’t call this area rainforest for nothing.
Location: Olympic National Park
Online Reservations: Yes, Reserve Here!
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
Potable Water: Yes
Kalaloch is one of the most visited locations in the Olympic National Park, and that status is well earned. This campground has direct access to the beach for which it was named. You’ll need to descend about 40ft on the access trail and, quite possibly, navigate over a drift log to get to the beach front.
The campground offers many of the essential amenities that avid campers look for: flush toilets, potable water, and even a fish cleaning area to prepare your fresh catch.
There are no RV hookups, but there is a dump station that can be used by paying a $10 fee.
The peak season for Kalaloch is June 13th to September 22nd. You can book sites for nights within this season, and you can make that reservation up to six months in advance.
If you’re hoping to spend a popular camping weekend here (i.e. Labor Day) you might consider trying to reserve a site as early as possible.
For those campers that prefer cooking over an open fire, there are fire rings available at every campsite; however, make sure you bring a backup method of cooking (such as a propane burner). The weather can change quickly and Murphy’s Law won’t hesitate to put a stop to your dinner plans!
That being said, this is a five-star campground. Just don’t forget your rain jacket!
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