The North Fork Campground is the smallest campground in Olympic National Park. What it lacks in size it makes up for in views. You are literally surrounded by trees!
This primitive campground does not have water or electricity so you will need to plan ahead for your visit. This is a campground you can truly get away from the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Olympic National Park.
There are multiple hiking trails accessible from the campground.
North Fork Campground – Olympic National Park
The campground is only accessible from a dirt road that is not suitable for RV’s or Trailers. We did not have any issues on the dirt road in our SUV. There were no huge ruts or issues on the road.
The road into the campground can be damaged during the winter including trees covering the road.
You can call 360-565-3131 for current road conditions.
Number of Sites: 9
Location in the park: Located on the North Fork of the Quinault River near Lake Quinault.
The Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station is just down the road from the campground.
Campsite Cost: $15
$7.50 with an interagency senior pass / Access pass
Payments accepted: U.S. Cash or Check
Reservations: No, first come first served
Accessible Sites: There are no paved sites in the campground.
Pets Allowed: Pets are allowed but they must be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
Pets are not allowed inside park buildings or on specific trails.
Pets can be on the following trails: Rialto (to Ellen Creek) and Kalaloch beaches, Peabody Creek, Madison Falls, and Spruce Railroad trails only
Are campground Reservations Available? No
First Come, First Served? Yes
Flush Toilets: No, Pit Toilets
Is wifi Available? no
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Depends on when you visit
Is firewood available for purchase?
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes, communal boxes.
Potable Water? No
RV Camping at North Fork Campground
RV Length: Not recommended for RV’s or Trailers
How to get to North Fork Campground
The North Fork Campground is located off of North Shore Rd. This road runs along Lake Quinault and the Quinault River.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: Per site limit is 8 people
The number of cars per campsite:
Checkout time: 11:00 am
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m
Maximum Stay: 7-day maximum stay limit.
Photos of North Fork Campground
Trails near the North Fork Campground
Maple Glade Trail: This .5 flat loop trail is hard packed and travels through a mossy big leaf maple grove. The trail begins across the bridge from the Quinault Ranger Station.
Kestner Homestead: You can learn about homestead life on the Kestner Homestead Trail. The 1.3-mile loop starts at the Quinault Ranger Station.
Cascading Terraces Trail: This flat half-mile trail takes you through the forest to Graves Creek.
Irely Lake Trail: This 1.1-mile trail climbs 100 feet to shallow Irely Lake. The trail begins a quarter mile before the campground entrance.
Check out all of the Olympic National Park Camping options. There are 14 campgrounds within the park, two of which take reservations.