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.
Updated: May 18, 2015
Find out which recreation sites in the Olympic Region are open or closed...and more. Select one of the following links:
Recreation areas by county
Important Information: All campgrounds in the Olympic Region are rustic. No garbage service is provided, so please pack out what you pack in. Visitors should expect limited services. The maximum stay length allowed is 7 days in a 30-day period of time.
Looking for directions? Find directions to Olympic Region recreation sites in DNR's Recreation Guide Map.
Bear Creek Campground
Foothills ORV Trailhead & Trails
Little River Trailhead & Trail
Lyre River Campground
Murdock Beach Access
|Open*||*Note: Bridge construction on PA-S-2500 Road will close Murdock Beach for four to six weeks in Summer 2015. |
Sadie Creek Trailhead, Vista & Trail
|*Note: Logging traffic will be on the PA-S-1100 west along the BPA power lines. This activity should last until the end of June.|
Striped Peak Vista, Trailhead & Trail
Copper Mine Bottom Campground
Rec alert: Expect traffic delays for road construction on the road to Cottonwood Campground beginning May 18 until about June 1.
Hoh Oxbow Campground
Minnie Peterson Campground
South Fork Hoh Campground
Upper Clearwater Campground
Willoughby Creek Day-Use Area
Primarily a day-use site. Self-contained RV camping is allowed.
Yahoo Lake Campground
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)