Hoh is a three-loop, self check-in campground nestled into the rainforest along the edge of the Hoh River. It's a short walk from the Hoh Visitor Center, two short trails and one longer trail. Loop C has an amphitheater with ranger programs several nights a week in the summer. Both Loop A and Loop C boast sites along the river's edge. They go quickly, but it's worth it to get there around check-in time (11:00) to try to snag one. Herds of Roosevelt elk often come to the riverbed to drink in the mornings and they're easily visible from the riverside sites. Because this is a self-service site, be sure to bring exact change for camping and firewood fees. During our trip in July 2009, camping was $12/night and wood $5/bundle.
The Hoh area isn't as crowded as the more accessible east side of the park (Heart o' the Hills), nor are the sites as packed together as the online-reservable Kalaloch campground next to the ocean. However, it's also in an area less dense with attractions than those two sites. Hoh is a lovely escape for those who want the convenience of running water and car-camping in a quiet, old-growth forest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A campground within Olympic National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hoh Campground Hotel Olympic National Park