Permits/Reservations: Obtain in person at the in Port Angeles. Reservations are not required unless you plan on camping on the coastal beaches.
Restrictions: Groups are limited to no more than 12 people. Associated groups of more than 12 must camp and travel at least 1 mile apart and may not combine at any time into a group of more than 12.
Food Storage Method: Due to the ingenuity of raccoons and other wildlife in obtaining human food, as of May 2013, all food, garbage, and scented items must be stored—overnight and when unattended—in park-approved Bear Canisters along the entire Olympic National Park Wilderness Coast, including the islands and shorelines of Lake Ozette. Buckets or other hard-sided containers are no longer permitted.
Campsites: Primary destination is Ericson's Bay camp. A few other small sites along the lakeshore and islands are available. Please make sure to camp on pre-existing bare ground and not on vegetation.
Toilet Facilities: Pit toilets are available at Ericksons Bay. In other areas bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from campsites and water sources. Consider packing out human waste from Tivoli and Garden Islands using Wag Bags.
Water Source: Most coastal water sources have a tea-stained appearance. The light tan color originates from tannin leached from leaves. Cryptosporidium and giardia exist in coastal lakes, streams, and rivers. Always filter or boil water. Iodine is ineffective against cryptosporidium.