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Hoh Campground Visitor's Guide - Olympic National Park

The Hoh Campground in the Hoh Rainforest is a spectacular part of Olympic National Park. Lush evergreen trees dominate the landscape, with the park's largest remaining rainforest boasting some of the tallest trees in the park.

The Hoh Campground is a beautiful area within the park, with hiking trails that run throughout. Here visitors can explore the forest, listen to the rushing waterfalls, and enjoy the amazing moss-covered trees.

The lush canopy provides a perfect backdrop for photography and observing the wildlife of the rainforest. All of these sights and sounds make a trip to the Hoh Rainforest and the Hoh Campground an experience like no other.

Make sure to take a look at Traverse the Pacific Northwest's Complete Guide to Olympic National Park for everything you need to know before visiting this unforgettable wilderness.

Facts about Hoh Campground

Here are the most important facts about Hoh Rainforest Campground:

  • Location: Olympic National Park, approximately 40 minutes from Port Angeles, Washington.

  • # of sites: 88

  • Campfires allowed? Yes

  • Toilet: Yes

  • Pets allowed? Yes

  • RVs allowed? Yes

  • Open year-round? No

  • Walk-in campsites? Yes, there are around five campsites reserved for walk-in campers.

  • Price: $24 a night

Hoh Rainforest
A view of the Hoh Rainforest Trail

Amenities at Hoh Campground

At the campground, you'll get to enjoy a few basic amenities. It's not the largest campground in Washington, but it's also not the smallest! (by a long shot!)

  • Potable water

  • Picnic tables

  • Fire pits at each site

  • Restrooms

In addition to these basic amenities, you'll likely choose to visit Hoh Rainforest Campground because of its beautiful location. Because it is located along the shore of Lake Crescent, while camping you'll also have access to:

  • A boat launch and rental area

  • Swimming area

  • General store

Keep reading for more about what to do near Hoh Rainforest Campground in Olympic National Park.

Hoh Rainforest Moss
A view along the Hall of Mosses Trail

When to Visit Hoh Campground

The best time to visit Hoh Rainforest Campground is in the late spring after the area opens, through the summer, and into the fall.

Olympic National Park is known for its incredibly rainy weather throughout much of the year, so if you're going early in the season, make sure to keep an eye on how likely it is to rain. Even the most accurate weather forecasters struggle with this area of the country though, so don't be too surprised if it changes on a dime!

Read more great facts like this one in Traverse the Pacific Northwest's 13 Surprising Facts about Olympic National Park.

During the summer, although it will be less rainy, you're likely to contend with higher crowds and surprising heat. We highly recommend planning a trip in the late summer or early fall when the bulk of the crowds has already been through for the year.

Hoh Rainforest View
The beautiful Hoh Rainforest

Directions to Hoh Rainforest Campground

Use the map below to navigate to Hoh Rainforest Campground:

Rules and Regulations at Hoh Rainforest Campground

  • Maximum stay of 7 nights.

  • If you cancel your reservation, you'll receive a refund minus a few fees

  • Late cancellations are from midnight the day before your check-in time.

  • Payment is required to use shower facilities.

RVs at Hoh Rainforest Campground

If you're planning on visiting Hoh Campground with an RV there are a few things to keep in mind. The maximum recommended length is 21 feet. Larger than this may present a navigational challenge.

Hoh Rainforest Trail
A very large tree on the Hoh Rainforest Trail

What to Do Near Hoh Rainforest Campground

Hoh Rainforest Campground is in a fantastic location! If you stay there, you'll have a ton of Olympic National Park's best features right at your fingertips. Here are a few things you might want to explore nearby:

Trails Near Hoh Rainforest Campground

Some of the trails near Hoh Rainforest Campground are:

  • Hoh Rainforest Campground Loop: 0.7 miles and 141 feet of elevation gain.

  • Mount Storm King: 4.1 miles and 2,000 feet of elevation gain.

  • Hurricane Hill via Hurricane Ridge: 3.4 miles and 800 feet of elevation gain.

  • Marymere Falls Trail: 1.7 miles and 300 feet of elevation gain.

  • Hall of Mosses Trail: 0.8 miles and almost no elevation gain.

Did you know? Almost all of these trails are on Traverse the Pacific Northwest's 10 Best Hikes in Olympic National Park. Have you done them all yet? Let us know below!

Hoh Rainforest Canopy
Looking up at the canopy in Hoh Rainforest

Campgrounds Near Port Angeles

There are a few more campground options near Port Angeles, Washington that are perfect if you want to spend time in the northern part of the Olympic Peninsula. They include:

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