Permits/Reservations: Reservations are required for camping in the Ozette area between May 1 and September 30. In the Off-season, permits can be picked up at the WIC in Port Angeles.
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 in a group of more than 12. Associated groups must also camp in separate camp areas like Cape Alava and Sand Point.
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.
Primary destinations are Sand Point and Cape Alava. Click on links for maps.
Toilet Facilities: Pit toilets are available at Sand Point and Cape Alava. In other areas bury waste 6-8" deep and 200' from campsites and water sources.
Water Source: 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.