Permits/Reservations: Permits are limited year round for the Ozette area, and must be obtained from the Wilderness Information Center (they are not obtainable at Ozette Ranger Station). 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.
Please note: Bear canisters are not available at Ozette Ranger Station.
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.