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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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Deep in the temperate rainforest of Olympic National Park, Graves Creek Campground is open year-round to serve as the base camp for intrepid explorers heading into the mystic, waterfall-lined Quinault River Valley, better known to outdoor enthusiasts as the "Enchanted Valley."

With 30 campsites, you'll definitely have your pick of sites during the off season. During the peak of summer, however, this remote campground fills up. Before heading out, be sure to pack plenty of water or a purification system, as the campground has no potable water.

It is 2.5 miles one-way from the Enchanted Valley trailhead to Pony Bridge, which makes for a great day hike, and roughly 13 miles to the Enchanted Valley Chalet.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Price per night (basic site)

20.00 $ (16.79 €)

Pros

Spacious campsites along Quinault River. Trailhead access to Enchanted Valley.

Cons

Heavily shaded and often damp campsites. Long access road.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

National Park Service

Features

Flushing toilets

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

08/13/2018
I was there mid-week in August 2018. All of the other campgrounds accessible car, and near Lake Quinault, were completely filled up, so we were directed here. At first I was hesitant, as it takes an extra half hour of driving down a dirt road, and you have to bring your own potable water, but it was SO worth it. Beautiful, quite, remote, plenty of spots to pick from. An icy cold glacier creek to wash your dishes in and splash water on your face in the morning. You are right there in the middle of the Quinault Rainforest, which TBH is just as beautiful and strange as the Hoh, but much less visited. Anyway, I can't recommend this campground enough. There was only one pit toilet for the whole campground, but it was kept more or less in decent shape; we bathed in Lake Quinault, which was warm enough at that time to be enjoyable.
The Ranger Station at Graves Creek, however, is permanently closed, FYI.
05/19/2018
Camped there a week before Memorial Day weekend. Main bathroom facilities were locked, but a single out-house/toilet was open. Not crowded at all, maybe 5-6 other sites occupied. Awesome campground and will definitely be back. Seems to be just-far-enough away for many, which seems to keep it from being too crowded.
05/19/2018
Camped there a week before Memorial Day weekend. Main bathroom facilities were locked, but a single out-house/toilet was open. Not crowded at all, maybe 5-6 other sites occupied. Awesome campground and will definitely be back. Seems to be just-far-enough away for many, which seems to keep it from being too crowded.
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