We just returned from a spur of the moment stay at the Kalaloch campground. We've stayed at the Kalaloch cabins many times, but always wanted to try the campground. The weather cooperated and our day on the beach was sunny and warm. All the campground loops appeared to be open with D-F seeming to be more full. We have a 24' trailer, so found a great spot in the A loop right across the road from the cliff. The sound of the waves crashing down below drowned out all other noises! :-) Although, it was very quiet in general. Reservations start this week, so I expect it will be a busy summer.
Just two minor "complaints" or things to be aware of. Payment is via envelopes found near each loop by the restrooms. You will need a pen (walked over and had to go back for one - dah!) And if you stay for more than one night, there isn't a space for that - they expect you to go back and fill out a new coupon each day and have the right cash. I only had the total for 2 nights, so put that in with a note it was for 2 nights. I noticed others did the same. Also, there was barely enough room for our trailer and SUV, but there was a small parking lot across from us where others had parked. We thought, great! We can leave the car there. But no, a small sign says, "Day Use Only." That didn't mean the picnic table, that meant you couldn't park there at night, but that isn't made clear! Saw somebody get a ticket who parked their truck overnight, so we squeezed our SUV in to our space. Supposedly you can park in the large lot near the entrance, but that also says "Day Use." ???
All in all, it is a very well kept campground with lots to see and do nearby: Kalaloch Lodge (with restaurant), several beaches to explore, Quinault Lake and Lodge down the road, etc. We'll be going back ASAP!
- Also Known As:
- Kalaloch Campground Hotel
- Kalaloch Campground Hotel Olympic National Park