Olympic Peninsula State Forest
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Introduction

If you love a rustic camping experience, then head out to your next RV adventure for an unforgettable experience at Washington’s Olympic Peninsula State Forest. The perfect place for an outdoor enthusiast, this rural setting of a state park provides a diverse environment unlike anywhere else in the world else in the country. Not only does this part of Washington have some fantastic camping areas, but there is also so much to do during your stay. With mountain biking, off-roading, and horseback riding, you'll find many options to explore the beautiful Washington countryside. Take a break from your emails and hike the many trails and see native plants like the western hemlock trees, evergreens among other conifer trees. Near Olympic National Park, Hoh Rain Forest, and Olympic National Forest, among others, this part of Washington is excellent for all outdoor adventures on land and in the water. From picnicking by the river to relaxing while fishing or toasting marshmallows by the campfire, you won’t ever forget this RV trip to Olympic Peninsula State Forest, and wished you had planned a more extended stay. While there are close to a dozen campgrounds in this state forest, read on for details on a few of the featured RV campgrounds.

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Transportation in Olympic Peninsula State Forest

Driving

Head out in your RV to your next camping adventure with some rustic flair. Calling the Olympic Peninsula home, the Olympic Peninsula State Forest resides in the western area of the state of Washington. To access it, you will need to travel across the Puget Sound from Seattle. This majestic forest is 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. Less than three hours to Olympia and four hours from Seattle, this secluded state forest is the perfect getaway from it all.

Parking

When traveling the road to your camping spot, be on the lookout for other campers on mountain bikes, ATVs, and horses. Access to the campground during the winter months does depend on how clear the roads are for travel. If camping during the warmer months, be on the lookout for forest fires. To ensure a great RV trip, call the ranger station in advance before heading out to Olympic Peninsula State Forest. Regardless of when you travel, get ready to see some fantastic sites both during the day and at night. Grab your camera, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure and head out in the RV

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Campgrounds and parking in Olympic Peninsula State Forest

Campsites in Olympic Peninsula State Forest

Reservations camping

First-come first-served

Bear Creek Campground

Be the one that got away for a remarkable camping trip on the Olympic Peninsula. Pick one of the 16 available campsites at Bear Creek as you find the campground nestled along the Sol Duc River. Hidden among the wild beauty of the Washington forest, the camping is excellent for at 30-foot RVs, and provides two toilets, hiking trails, and a scenic overlook.

Sadie Creek Campground

Come and camp at this unique location at the Olympic Peninsula State Forest in your RV. A cozy, little campground, this area is first-come, first-served and has remarkable retreat space for larger RVs up to 30 feet in length. A welcoming place for hikers of all levels, the Sadie Creek Campground connects to the Sadie Creek Trailhead, the Olympic Peninsula 30-mile trail, and road system.

Lyre River Campground

Located near the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Lyre River Campground will be your next destination to unplug and relax. A great fishing spot, anglers will find that this gem of a campground provides salmon fairly easily during fish migration season. Take a break from your daily routine by camping in your RV at this rustic, cozy campground with only 11 sites. There are two toilets, potable water along with a picnic shelter. Open year-round, bring Fido along for the trip as pets are welcome. RVs and trailers up to 20 feet long can be accommodated.

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Seasonal activities in Olympic Peninsula State Forest

In-Season

Go ATVing

Hit the trails and see the grandeur of Olympic Peninsula State Forest through a different lens. ATVs are a popular way to enjoy a little sun while at this state park. Remember to respect the rights of all the visitors that explore the state forest by foot or horse while on your ATV. With many great trails to explore, you’ll have an adventure of a lifetime during your next motorhome camping trip. Grab your helmet - adventure awaits!

Mountain Bike

Add some adventure during your RV camping trip. Explore this beautiful forest from your mountain bike as you enjoy a little exercise while seeing the sights of Olympic Peninsula State Forest. Great for beginners, these trails cover extra miles with a few high-adrenaline challenges, and provide some Instagram-worthy shots. You’ll be glad you brought your bike with you no matter your plans. Now all you need to do is get here!

Horseback Ride

At Olympic Peninsula State Forest it doesn't matter if it is your first time riding a horse out on the trails or if you have ridden all your life. Spending time on horseback is a great way to have fun on your vacation. Head out from your RV camping site to view the majestic beauty of Olympic Peninsula State Forest from a different perspective. Perfect for horse lovers, the trails of this area provide a fun experience by yourself or amongst family and friends during your next camping trip. Make sure to grab a state park map from the Rangers office before you head out.

Off-Season

Take in the Evening Skies

The views that Mother Nature provides to the night sky is like no other that you have seen in this part of the country. On your next RV camping trip at Olympic Peninsula State Forest, take a moment to get away from urban lights and step back to view the breathtaking night show. With the crisp evening air during your camping trip, pack a blanket and your telescope to see the different constellations throughout the year.

Fish

Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the outdoors favorite past times during your next motorhome camping trip at Olympic Peninsula State Forest. Make sure to pack your favorite rod and bait in your campervan, and get ready to fish in these amazing diverse waters. From being out in the boat on the lake or fishing along the quiet streams, you want to bring your camera to capture your next biggest catch. Known for salmon, this area of the country has some great fishing spots that will provide the perfect dinner for your next outdoor picnic.

Hike

Take a moment of zen during your RV camping trip as you explore Olympic Peninsula State Forest on one of many hiking trails, such as the 6.5-mile Foothills Trail System. Travel by foot, horse, mountain bike to have a great adventure. Make sure to pack your hat, sunscreen, and water before you hit the trails.

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