Camp and Hike on the Olympic Peninsula

November 28, 2014 by

Hiker Olympic Park

The Olympic National Forest, Washington, stretches over 633,000 acres and provides a wide selection of things to do including hiking, camping, backpacking, picnicking, boating and other outdoor activities.



The Olympic Peninsula offers a number of camping options including state, county, city as well as private campgrounds. Plus visitors can find camping at the Olympic National Park and the Olympic National Forest.

With such a wide selection of options, you can find the perfect camping experience for your needs ranging from extremely primitive to sites loaded with amenities.

The Sequim Bay State Park offers year round camping with a 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coastline while the Bogachiel State Park offers camping in 123 acres of thick forest on the banks of the Bogachiel River.

Olympic Peninsula


The Olympic Peninsula offers a variety of hiking terrain. Enjoy the majesty of the Olympic Mountains, take in the fairy-tale quality of the rainforests, or the pristine wilderness coastline. These are all available at the Olympic National Park, which is a Biosphere Reserve that encompasses almost one million acres.

It offers a stunning natural setting that includes glacier-carved lakes, waterfalls, and more than 600 miles of hiking trails. Be sure to visit their website for up-to-date trail information and other things you’ll want to know including permits and backcountry conditions..

Fort Worden State Park is located at the northern entrance to Puget Sound near Port Townsend where it offers a 360 degree panorama of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains.

The Park’s 434 acres are bordered by pristine wetlands and miles of sandy beaches and offers a unique opportunity for learning-focused partner experiences. Here you’ll find miles of trails, kayaking, and it’s also home to the Coastal Artillery and Commanding Officers Quarters Museums.

The Olympic Peninsula offers all this and more for those who love to explore the great outdoors. Be sure to visit their website for more ideas of things to do.

Photo credits: Eli Duke, Eli Duke, Eli Duke

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