Free Guide to Northwest Camping
Olympic Peninsula Campgrounds
Click on map for larger image Washington State's Olympic Peninsula is perhaps one of the premiere camping and outdoor recreation areas in all of North America. It offers a one-of-its kind rainforest that exists nowhere else on the planet. Several insect, mammal and bird species that are found no where else. It is possible to don a backpack, start onto an established hiking trail and see no other person for an entire day. Travelers come from all over the world to experience the beauty of the area, The terrain is quite varied with miles of beaches and rugged seashore to towering mountains that exceed 7,500 feet in height. Winters are wet at the lower elevations and snowy at the higher elevations. Summers are drier with daytime temperatures topping 100 degrees occasionally but weather in the 70's is far more common. Olympic National Park encompasses the majority of the Olympic Peninsula with ranger stations at the most heavily used areas. Combining Olympic National Park campgrounds, state camping facilities, county campgrounds and the national forest established campgrounds there are more than 60 campgrounds that range from backpack hike-in campsites on the shores of an alpine lake to the typical RV camping oriented campgrounds. Typical recreation activities include world class game fishing, bird watching, wildlife watching, beachcombing, boating, canoeing kayaking, photography, deep sea fishing, hiking, whale watching and just sitting on a lonely stretch of beach watching the seagulls. The towns of Sequim and Port Townsend are both charming hamlets that deserve a day of visiting each. Fort Worden is a historic area not to be missed - complete with museums, cannon emplacements, a marine center, kayak rentals, camping and just plain old beach strolls. No matter where you go on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, you are never more than a few miles from another RV camping or tent camping campground, and another day of fun.
The Free Guide To Northwest Camping is a free guide to both privately owned and publicly owned (state, county and federal government) campgrounds. The editors of the Free Guide To Northwest Camping do not specifically endorse any of the campgrounds listed in this site. Not every available campground is covered in this free camping guide. Many of the privately owned and operated campgrounds do allow RV camping but not tent camping. If in doubt, call the campground first.
The authors of the Free Guide To Northwest Camping do not accept payment from any agency or private campground owners. In this way we ensure that every description in this free guide is unbiased. Covered are campgrounds owned and operated by state and federal agencies, private RV campgrounds, RV parks, family campgrounds, and camping sites for both tent camping and all types of RV camping. While free campgrounds are listed and described, pay per night campgrounds far outnumber the free sites.
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