We stayed at Kalaloch (pronounced Clay-lock) campground for 3 nights mid July and had a wonderful time. It is so breathtaking! If you are able to reserve early, be sure to get a site on the the outside of the "A" loop for larger sites and more privacy... by the time we reserved, we were only able to get A034 on the inside of the loop which was still pretty nice but not as private or scenic as others.
Sites are a good size with fire pits and picnic tables, the only major drawback that we could find for this campground was NO SHOWERS!! We knew this going into it so it wasn't a shock or dissappointment per-se, just the reason that Kalaloch gets four stars instead of five. Also, it's pretty remote. Although it's next to the highway, its 45 minutes to Forks, the nearest town.
The beach was wild and beautiful, full of pebbles and driftwood. The air throughout the campground was fresh and salty and the almost constant mist is atmospheric. Rangers came around to tell us about evening programs although we never attended (they sounded really interresting though). All in all, a really great experience.
Tip: avoid much of the "D" loop unless you enjoy listening to logging trucks mere feet from where you're sleeping. It's strangely exposed to passing traffic.
- Also Known As:
- Kalaloch Campground Hotel Olympic National Park