Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground

Olympic National Park

Western Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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  • Typical campsite at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • Typical campsite at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • Typical campsite at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • One of several excellent shoreline campsites at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • One of several excellent shoreline campsites at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • One of several excellent shoreline campsites at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • One of several excellent shoreline campsites at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • One of several excellent shoreline campsites at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • One of several excellent shoreline campsites at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • Lake Cresent shoreline at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • Restroom facilities at Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • Fairholme Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
  • Marina and boat rental at Fairholme Beach/Campground.- Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to Lake Crescent via beach and boat ramp. Campsites along shoreline.
Cons: 
Distant noise from highway. No reservations.
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Region:
Western Olympic Peninsula, WA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Camping fee: 
$20.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
National Park Pass
Tent/Car sites: 
70
Tent/Walk-in sites: 
18
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Clear throughout the day.
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Tucked away at the west end of Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground is a fairly large campground ideally situated near the water and with direct access to Fairholme Beach. While none of the 88 sites have hookups, this campground gets plenty of RV traffic (maximum recommended length is 21 feet). Tent camping has its advantages here as well, however, as many of the best sites are walk-in only. There is no reservation system here, so all sites are first-come, first-served. All sites enjoy shade from Douglas firs, western redcedars and the red alder covering the shoreline, which is an important feature on the long sunny days at the lake's western shore, and the lush understory of ferns helps to keep the dust down.

Fairholme Campground has basic amenities including potable water, picnic tables and fire pits at each site, and restrooms; the principle amenity here is its location near to the boat launch, swimming area, and general store affiliated with the beach. You can also rent boats for a little exploration on the lake itself. For a little exercise, the campground is just steps away from the Spruce Railroad/Olympic Discovery Trail that runs along the north shore of the lake, and several more trails are just a short drive away. If the weather turns inclement and you need a break, Fairholme is only a 30 minute drive from Sol Duc Hot Springs, where you can warm your core with a long soak.

Note: Fairholme Campground is closed during the winter months, typically from the beginning of October to the Memorial Day weekend. Call the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles at 360.564.3130 for details and specific opening dates.

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