Permits/Reservations: Permits are limited year round for the Ozette area, and must be obtained from the Wilderness Information Center. Reservations are recommended for camping in the Ozette area between May 1 and September 30.
Group Size: Groups are limited to 12 people. Associated groups of more than 12 people must camp and travel at least 1 mile apart and may not combine at any time into a group of more than 12. Associated groups must also camp in separate camp areas, like Cape Alava and Sand Point.
Food Storage: On the coast, all food, garbage, beverages other than water, 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: Primary destinations are Sand Point and Cape Alava.
Toilet Facilities: Pit toilets are available at Sand Point and Cape Alava. In other areas bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet (70 steps) from campsites and water sources. Don't be a "surface pooper"! When toilets are not available, please be sure to bury your waste and toilet paper so the next campers will not have to experience your poo.
Water Sources: Creeks at Sand Point and Cape Alava. 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 streams and rivers; therefore, always filter or boil water. iodine is ineffective against cryptosporidium.
Stock: Prohibited on all park beaches and beach trails.