A waterfront site at Kalaloch is just about my favorite thing on earth. This year we had a pull-thru site which meant our camper door faced the water. It also provided significant privacy. Don't expect level-sites or easy access (you should already know about the lack of hookups, lack of good cell coverage and remote location) and you won't be disappointed upon arrival. Rangers were very visible at the park, checking registrations, speaking with disruptive campers and drumming up attendees for the ranger programs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Only spent one night and it was enjoyable, although the check-in process was confusing. The sites are mostly quite small and not level but many have a nice ocean view. There is considerable highway traffic from Hwy 101. Price reflects Senior Pass rates. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the worse National Park campground I have ever been to. The bathrooms were dirty (perhaps because the park is over crowded). They do not enforce any rules. Way too many people on a site. Parking on the road because of too many cars in a site. The sites are quite small. A pull through means parking on the edge of the road. There are no showers. The beach is nice but the location is not so good. 95 miles to Hurricane ridge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful, natural setting on the ocean (thought only the first row of sites has actual ocean views). The back loops have natural vegetation. Beware that the back-most loop is directly beside the highway; traffic is infrequent but logging trucks thunder through at night time. Notes: Bathrooms do not have showers. Un-threaded water taps are plentiful. The only threaded water tap is at the dump station. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful coastal campground, but not well maintained (bathrooms not cleaned regularly and site reservation signs unreadable). It is about 40 miles to Forks and further to Aberdeen for supplies. Good access to numerous beaches up and down coast. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the prettiest campgrounds I know. Situated right on the Pacific Ocean and next to a rain forest, Kalaloch is a stunningly beautiful place to camp. There are several trails from the camp down to the ocean, and each one has a different personality. The beach is long and sandy when the tide is low and allows many opportunities for walking and enjoying the power of the ocean. Overall, a wonderful place to camp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No showers, no electric, great view. Some pull-through sites, though most back-in and not particularly level. Some long sites as well, but mostly geared toward tent camping and smaller rigs. I was in a site next to Hwy 101, which wasn't particularly loud; very few logging trucks, and much of the traffic was intermittent (I've been at much louder campgrounds). Lots of pets, and dogs are allowed on the beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Busy campground most of the year. Located right on highway, can be noisy. Has difficult beach access. Must climb over huge driftwood piles. No wheelchair access to beach. No hook-ups and no public showers. Bring your allergy meds. Campfire smoke gets really thick. We love it but always visit in the off season when it is cold and wet, and the campground only fills up on weekends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kalaloch has location going for it but as a camping experience it was disappointing and we cut our stay a day short. It has a heavy tent camping orientation. There are some RV sites directly overlooking the ocean but the majority of sites are buried back in thick forest with little light or ventilation. There was a constant pall of smoke from smoldering campfires laced with whiffs of burning packaging or newspaper. Dogs would bark frequently and annoyingly. At the back of the campground highway noise from 101 is constant. By Sunday morning the trash dumpsters were full to overflowing. Other than the restrooms, which were kept clean, there are no other facilities to critique. It’s pure dry camping. If one can reserve an oceanfront site (which I could not four months in advance) then I think Kalaloch worth a couple of nights stay but if not I’d stay elsewhere and day trip to the park and enjoy the beaches and nature trails. Lunch at the Kalaloch Lodge is also worthwhile. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice ocean 'front' park. Our site was across the campsite access road from the bluff overlooking the ocean, but the sites across from us had a wonderful view. Our site (A-26)was nice because it was in a grove of trees with no foliage on the trunks, but a canopy of foliage about 20'-30' up (similar to palm trees, but of course these were not palms). The site faced the wrong way to back our 32' fifth wheel into, but the camp host helped us come in the loop the 'wrong' way so we could back in. (Not all sites had a view of the ocean). Note that there is an additional fee of $5 to use the dump station, even if you're camping there. Here's a short list of what we think were the best sites for our future visits with our 32' fifth wheel. If you have a smaller rig, or are tent camping, other sites would be good as well. All of these overlooked the ocean: A13, A25, A27, F6, E6 We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice ocean 'front' park. Our site was across the campsite access road from the bluff overlooking the ocean, but the sites across from us had a wonderful view. Our site (A-26) was nice because it was in a grove of trees with no foliage on the trunks, but a canopy of foliage about 20'-30' up (similar to palm trees, but of course these were not palms). The site faced the wrong way to back our 32' fifth wheel into, but the camp host helped us come in the loop the 'wrong' way so we could back in. (Not all sites had a view of the ocean). Note that there is an additional fee of $5 to use the dump station, even if you're camping there. Here's a short list of what we think were the best sites for our future visits with our 32' fifth wheel. If you have a smaller rig, or are tent camping, other sites would be good as well. All of these overlooked the ocean: A13, A25, A27, F6, E6 We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Kalaloch is a wonderful campground for being right by the ocean. Beach is beautiful with easy access accept for some logs you will have to navigate through. Sites are all paved and you are back in the trees. No hookups as well as no showers, but there is plenty of water and flush toilets. Sites are not overly large, but some can accommodate larger RV's. The pull-thru sites are not what you would consider true pull-thru's. They are just small notches off the main loop road, so do not provide as much privacy and some of them face the wrong direction from your camper's door. We asked if we could park our travel trailer in the opposite direction for just that reason and the park staff allowed us to do that. They were very friendly and accommodating, as was the camp host. We can't wait to come back here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you want a camp site with a view of the water and the sound of the ocean lulling you to sleep, this park can't be beat. The sites are all located on a bluff, and the first 20 feet or so of beach is covered with huge logs so access to the water can be a problem for some. The park is within easy walking distance of the lodge so that a restaurant and little store are available if so desired. Since no reservations are accepted in the winter months, we took our chances and had no problem finding a good location. There is an additional charge to dump your tank. Since we were on a one way loop, we were backed in placing the table and fire pit on the opposite side from my door, but all of the sites seem to be this way. I would have given this park a 10 rating except for my nearest neighbor who had at least three vehicles, either taking up additional spaces or blocking the road by parking all three in front of his and my sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had back-in site E12. It was shady, paved, fairly level and double wide so we could get our 30 ft class A in the site and park the car next to it. We were not on the ocean bluff but could easily hear the surf. Park literature says maximum trailer length is 21 ft, not sure exactly how that translates into RV size but several sites will take larger units. Unfortunately A, B and C loops were closed when we where there but we walked through and found that A loop had some really nice ocean side sites big enough for an RV our size. We also thought that D24 was an excellent ocean view site. Bathrooms were nothing special and there were no showers. Nightly rate reflects the Interagency Senior Pass discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground among the trees, very large trees. Site was a little tight for a 34' motorhome, but manageable. You would have to be lucky to find one for a large rig and may take some time getting it in place. The place was a ghost town this late in the year and it was fantastic. Only one loop open so the closed loops made a great walking trail. Rialto Beach is nearby and was worth seeing as it was a sunny morning after a large storm with high surf crashing on the beach. I would recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
National Park Service, located near end of road. Shady campground next to river and close to ocean. We especially enjoyed hikes on the beach and the northwest coast scenery. Typical of NPS, some parking spaces are tight. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
National park senior discount, but usually 10 dollars per night and 2 dollars for state of Washington (I think). Great place to stop and stay on the ocean. All sites can see and are basically steps to the ocean. Lovely long open beaches and lots of water noise. It is first come and not crowded, but plenty of people this first weekend after labor day (closed that Monday). Easy access and nice camp host. Bathrooms were fine, but basic. Great location to explore Ruby beach and other beach areas. Also, reasonable to the rain forest. Little cell coverage - the sites when you first drive in get only reception. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an Olympic National Park campground. Gravel roads, one rest room with flush toilets, no showers, no hookups. It is located on a bluff 50 feet above the ocean with great ocean views and one row of 3 or 4 rows is on the waterfront. Wide beach with large accumulation of driftwood which is OK to gather and burn. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Sites are very close together (on top of each other) and there are no trees or bushes to separate the sites--no one seemed to mind; everyone was busy fishing, walking the beach, flying kites, looking at the ocean, building and tending camp fires, etc. No reservations-hooray-it fills by Friday on summer weekends. A calm, happy place; we would go there again. There is a small store, a very good restaurant with ocean views, and expensive fuel at nearby Kalaloch Lodge. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.