Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands | Olympic Peninsula

Open & Closure Status of Recreational Lands

Last updated October 13, 2020

This page will be updated daily or as needed.

Scroll down to view each recreation area categorized by land jurisdiction. Not all parks and trails are listed. Independently owned and operated campgrounds and RV parks are open on an individual basis and continue to be allowed to operate. Visit our Lodging page for a complete list of campgrounds and RV parks on the Olympic Peninsula. We encourage everyone to Recreate Responsibly and know before you go – visit each jurisdiction’s website to check on specifics such as max capacity regulations, permits, and camping requirements. For general information see our COVID-19 Blog.

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Olympic National Park

Visit Olympic National Park website. Entry Passes and Backcountry Permits are required. Lake Crescent Lodge, Lake Quinault Lodge, and Kalaloch Lodge are currently open for overnight guests. Sol Duc Resort and Log Cabin Resort are now closed for the season. Sol Duc Campground is now closed but primitive camping is open in off season when road is open. Find updates to lodgings, services, and concessions operated within Olympic National Park here.

As of July 8, backpacking permits for overnight camping in the coastal wilderness have resumed for the South Coast Beach Route from Third Beach to Oil City and the North Coast Beach Route from Rialto Beach to Cape Alava. Second Beach (La Push) and the area north of Cape Alava, including Shi Shi Beach, remain closed to all park visitors until further notice. Wilderness backpacking permits for overnight camping in the interior wilderness of the park resumed July 1.

(day-use only)
Open Fully
(including RV & tent camping)
Deer Park O 
Elwha Valley O
Open but road is washed out to motor vehicles
Heart O’the Hills  O
Hoh Rain Forest  O
Hurricane Ridge O
Open but the Hurricane Ridge Mountain View Café & Gift Shop is closed for the season as of Sept 27
Kalaloch Beaches and Beaches 1-6  O
Lake Crescent  O
East Beach Road closed due to debris hazards from wildfire
Madison Falls O 
Marymere Falls/Storm King O 
Mora/Rialto  O
Open but parking lot fills up fast – plan accordingly
Ozette Loop O 
Queets Rain Forest  O
Quinault Valley  O
Ruby Beach O 
Second Beach (See Tribal Lands below for La Push)X  
Shi Shi BeachX  
Sol Duc Valley  O
Spruce Railroad TrailX
Under Construction
Staircase O
Third Beach  O

Olympic National Forest

Visit Olympic National Forest website. Recreation Passes and Permits are required at some locations. Most day-use sites and trailheads are open. Dispersed camping is allowed. Users should expect no restrooms, water, or garbage services available. Be prepared to properly dispose of human waste & pack out all trash.

(day-use only)
Open Fully
(including RV & tent camping)
Big Creek CampgroundX 
Brown Creek CampgroundX  
Campbell Tree Grove CampgroundX  
Coho CampgroundX 
Collins CampgroundX 
Dungeness Forks CampgroundX  
Falls Creek Campground  O
Falls View Campground O
Campground closed for maintenance. Trails open for pedestrians only at the gate.
Gatton Creek CampgroundX 
Hamma Hamma CampgroundX  
Klahanie CampgroundX  
Klahowya Campground  O
Lena Creek CampgroundX
Closed due to Mt. Lena Fire
Lena Lake CampgroundX
Closed for entire 2020 year
Lena Lake Trail #810O
Lena Lake/Brothers TrailheadO
Mt. Ellinor Trail O 
Mt. Muller Trailhead  O
Mt. Walker Trailhead & ViewpointO
Satsop Center Campground  O
Seal Rock CampgroundX 
Willaby Campground  O

Washington State Parks on the Olympic Peninsula

Visit Washington State Parks website. A Discover Pass is required.

(day-use only)
Open Fully
(including RV & tent camping)
Anderson Lake O 
Bogachiel  O
Dosewallips  O
Fort Fagler  O
Fort TownsendX 
Fort Worden  O
Mystery Bay O 
Ocean City  O
Pleasant HarborO 
Potlatch  O
Sequim Bay  O
Shine Tidelands O 
Triton Cove O 
Twanoh  O

County Parks & Other Lands

Visit Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, and Grays Harbor County’s websites. Not all parks are listed.

(day-use only)
Open Fully
(including RV & tent camping)
Dungeness Spit & Wildlife Refuge O 
Camp David Jr. (Clallam) O
Cabins and camping closed
Dungeness Rec Area (Clallam)  O
Rainshadow Disc Golf Park (Clallam) O 
Salt Creek Rec Area (Clallam)  O
Jefferson County FairgroundsO
Lake Leland Park Campground (Jefferson)  O
Camping open – No water/boat launch access due to construction
Larry Scott Trail (Jefferson) O 
Oak Bay Campground (Jefferson)  O
Quilcene Campground (Jefferson)  O

Tribal Lands

Please check each tribe’s website before visiting. While some services and businesses such as casinos are open, other recreation such as hiking and camping on tribal land may still be closed to non-tribal members. Not all native tribal lands are listed. See our COVID-19 Blog for further updates on tribal lands and casinos. Links: Makah Tribe, Quileute Tribe, Quinault Indian Nation, Skokomish Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe

(day-use only)
Open Fully
(including RV & tent camping)
Makah Tribal Lands (Neah Bay/Cape Flattery)X  
Quileute Tribal Lands (La Push)X  
Quinault Indian NationX  
Squaxin Island TribeX