Added by Gemina Garland-Lewis
Beautiful campground just south of the main Kalaloch campground with easy access to the ocean and awesome views. This is within Olympic National Park, so all Nat'l Park rules apply :)
Although it's a great option for camping if the main Kalaloch campground has filled up, the South Beach campground is worthy of its own stop even if there is space at Kalaloch. The campground offers less privacy than Kalaloch, but what it lacks in that arena it makes up for with stunningly open views of the ocean right below your camp. There is a short trail from the campground to the beach and you have your toes in the water in no time. There are picnic tables and fire pits at each site, so enjoy grilling your camp dinner with a view of the sun setting over the Pacific!
Like Kalaloch, South Beach offers a great base camp to explore this part of the coast, including Ruby Beach, the Quinault and Hoh Rainforests, and the beach trails heading north from Oil City.
South Beach is open May - September and is $15/night. There are 55 sites, all first-come, first-served. Flush toilets are available, but there is no potable water at this campground, so bring what you need. South Beach is 3.5 miles south of the main Kalaloch Campground on Highway 101.
- Tent with rainfly
- Sleeping bag and pad
- Stove and fuel
- Firewood for fire pit (you can buy this at the general store by the Ranger Station)
- Food and extra water
- Camera and tripod for night sky photography
- Extra layers
- Rain gear
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