Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits from the WIC in Port Angeles or the South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station. No reservations for the South Coast. Permits are not limited.
Group Size 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: 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. Buckets or other hard-sided containers are no longer permitted.
Campsites: There are a few campsites off the beach back in the drift logs. During dummer, camping space can be scarce!
Toilet Facilities: No toilets. Bury waste 6-8" deep 200 feet from campsites or water sources. Urinate on the beach below the high tide line.
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.
Stock: Prohibited on all park beaches and beach trails.