Reservations: Kalaloch and Sol Duc are the only campgrounds that accept reservations in the summer.
All other campgrounds are first-come, first-served.
Payment is by cash or check only. Many campgrounds are self-registration and change for over payment cannot be made.
Group Sites: Reservations are needed for the park's two group campsites. Kalaloch: (360) 962-2271. Phone reservations only, 10 person minimum, 30 maximum, 7 day maximum stay, $40 a night up to 10 people, $2 per additional person. Pit toilets, water, limited parking, no beach access. Sol Duc: Reserve at www.recreation.gov or call (877)-444-6777. Organized groups only, 24 person and 8 stock maximum, 7 day maximum stay, $43 a night though fee may vary by date. Vault toilets. Closest water at ranger station.
Food Storage: Birds, rodents, bears and other common wildlife learn to search for any available food or scented item. Protect your property and help maintain healthy wildlife by securing food, dirty dishes, garbage and other smelly items. Please store all food and scented items in your car trunk or an animal-proof food storage locker when not in use. Do not leave food, dishes, garbage or other smelly items unattended at your campsite. Keep a clean camp 24 hours a day!
Firewood: In campgrounds where wood is not available for sale by concession services, visitors may collect dead and down wood (smaller than 6" diameter) within 100 feet of campgrounds. Wood must be collected below 3,500 feet
Showers are not available in the campgrounds.
Campsites in park-operated campgrounds are not equipped with water or electrical hookups. See links below for available amenities per campground.
Most campgrounds have RV spaces limited to 21 feet or shorter. Some campgrounds have lengths up to 35 feet. More information available per campground at the park Visitor Centers and Ranger Stations, or by the campground links below.
Do you want to camp off the grid and in the back country? Visit our backpacking page to plan your wilderness adventure!
For campground locations and park sites, view the park map.
Pets are permitted on a leash (up to 6') in campgrounds, picnic and parking areas, Rialto (to Ellen Creek) and Kalaloch beaches, Peabody Creek, Madison Falls and Spruce Railroad trails only. Pets are prohibited in park buildings, other trails, or in the backcountry. Pet excrement must be collected and put in trash receptacles.
Feeding wildlife is prohibited for animal health and your safety.
Hunting or disturbing wildlife is prohibited in national parks.
All fireworks and explosives are prohibited in the park.
Visitors may possess firearms in the park in compliance with Washington State regulations. All firearms use, including target shooting and hunting, is prohibited within the park.
Per site limit is 8 people, wheels must be on pavement where available. • Camping limit is 14 consecutive days in the park per year; Kalaloch Campground limit is 7 days June 15–Sept. 1.
Campground quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., checkout 11 a.m.
Vehicle camping is only allowed in authorized campgrounds in the park. Contact the Wilderness Information Center (360-565-3100) or see below for backpacking rules.
Online reservations will be accepted for June 13 - September 22, 2018. NEW FOR 2018: A total of 22 campsites in loops E and F will remain on a first-come, first-served basis (self-registration) during the summer reservation period. All campsites are first-come, first-served in the off-season.
Sites and Fees: 170 total sites, $22 per night, dump station is $10 per use.
Staircase Campground Currently walk-in only due to road damage. See current campground status here.
Camp near the Skokomish River and enjoy old-growth forest at Staircase. Summer ranger programs and riverside campsites available.
Season: Year round, but primitive in winter. Potable water and flush toilets May 25-September 30 2017; 2018 TBD.
Reservations: First-come, first-served system.
Sites and Fees: 49 total sites, 5 walk-in only, $20 per night.
RVs: Sites for 21 feet, a few for 35 feet.
Facilities: Flush toilets and potable water late May- late September. Pit toilets and no water in off-season.