I need some advice about camping in Olympic National Park in mid-July. I'd like to spend two nights in the Forks area-either at Kalaloch or Mora maybe? I want to do some hiking at Kalaloch and Mora as well as visit the Hoh Rain Forest. I know that you can only reserve sites at Kalaloch, but it seems like I would do a lot more driving that way (to get to Mora and Hoh). Also, I would be coming from near Portland that day, so I probable wouldn't arrive until around noon.
I don't mind setting up camp somewhere different each night, but I'm a little nervous about that fact that the rest of the sites are first-come, first-serve. I travel alone, and I don't like the thought of not being able to find a place to stay. Does anyone know how early some of the non-reservable campgrounds fill?
I'd also like to spend a night at Sol-Duc (which would end up being on a Friday) and am wondering how quickly that fills as well?
Or if someone has another suggestion for visiting that area of the park, I'd love to hear it as well.