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Olympic Region Recreation Information 
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The Olympic Region surrounds the Olympic Peninsula and offers a variety of quality recreation experiences. The region has 10 campgrounds, 4 designated multi-use trails with approximately 40 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, motorcycling, and ORV or 4x4, as well as numerous other trails for non-motorized activities. The majority of the campgrounds have river or lake access for boating, fishing, and other water activities. The region is located near the Olympic National Park, Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Forest, Olympic Experimental State Forest, as well as the many coastal beaches in the region. The region encompasses approximately 371,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, urban and conservation lands.

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March 6, 2014

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Recreation areas by county


Clallam COUNTY

Recreation AreaStatus Additional Information
Bear Creek CampgroundOpen

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

Foothills ORV Trailhead & TrailsOpen
6/4/12: For safety reasons, DNR has temporarily closed portions of the Foothills Trail due to an active timber harvest. Learn more.
Little River Trailhead & TrailOpen
Lyre River CampgroundOpen

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

-- NOTE: Beginning October 18, 2010, DNR has reduced services for the fall/winter seasons. Water is shut off. Garbage service suspended. Only one outhouse will be available.

Murdock Beach AccessOpen
Sadie Creek Trailhead, Vista & Trail

Open

NOTE: Sections of Sadie Creek Trail and PS-S 1000 Road are closed temporarily due to timber harvest activity in the vicinity. Learn more.
Striped Peak Vista, Trailhead & TrailOpen

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Recreation AreaStatus Additional Information
Copper Mine Bottom CampgroundOpen

Expect reduced maintenance/services.

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

Cottonwood CampgroundOpen

Expect reduced maintenance/services.

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

Hoh Oxbow CampgroundOpen

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

Minnie Peterson CampgroundOpen

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

South Fork Hoh CampgroundOpen

Expect reduced maintenance/services.

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

Upper Clearwater CampgroundOpen

Expect reduced maintenance/services.

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

Willoughby Creek Day Use areaOpen

-- No garbage service. Please pack out what you pack in.

-- No camping.

Yahoo Lake CampgroundOpen

Expect reduced maintenance/services.

-- Maximum stay length: 7 days in a 30-day period for the entire Olympic Region.

Pets
Pets are allowed on DNR-managed lands, except in areas that are closed to pets or animals for the protection of wildlife, sensitive natural systems, special cultural areas, or for other purposes. All pets must be on leash. If pets are accompanying livestock, they can be off leash but must be voice controlled. (Learn more)

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 Contacts

General Recreation Contact
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
recreation@dnr.wa.gov

Olympic Region
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-374-2800
olympic.region@dnr.wa.gov

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