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Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Ozette Campground is situated on the north shore of Ozette Lake just inside Olympic National Park's western edge. This is a very popular campground due to it's fantastic location; stay here, and you will have no shortage of adventures to last for days. The nearby boat ramp at the ranger station ensures easy access to this beautiful lake. If you are looking for a little exercise, two great hikes leave directly from the campground: the North Sand Point Trail is 6 miles there and back, while the Ozette Triangle Loop is 9.5 miles.

The campground itself is a straightforward operation. A vault toilet is unfortunately located about 100 yards from the campground next to the ranger station, but potable water is available in the campground. There are 15 sites, each with a picnic table and a fire ring. You'll find an assortment of sites in the tall grass and way from trees and others farther into the tree cover. There are plenty of sites that can accommodate RVs, though none of the sites have hookups, and all are first-come, first-served. While this is one of the more remote areas of the national park, this campground does see a fair amount of traffic in the summer season. If you run out of options here, consider the Lost Resort + Campground just east of the park boundary, where they also happen to have an incredible beer selection at their general store.

Note: Ozette Campground is open year round.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Direct access to Ozette Lake.

Cons

Few amenities. Vault toilet is a few hundred yards away.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

National Park Service

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

09/13/2018
Get there early - sites fill up! I arrived on a Thursday, mid-Sept, and on a weekend with rain in the forecast. I was think there'd be maybe 3 others there. When I got there (late, at 7pm), I got one of the last 2 sites available! As I was cooking dinner, I saw some other cars go through, looking for sites - 2 had to turn away because the campground was full!

Get here early, even if you don't think you'll need to. People pack up around 10-11am, so if you get there in the early afternoon, you should find a spot.

Alternatively, you can reserve a site at Lost Resort just up the road. You can call (assuming you have cell service). I'm not sure of their hours, or if they talk walk-ins after 5pm. Could be worth it if you think it's going to be crowded at Ozette, and you know you'll be getting in late. (Or... stay a night at Lost Resort, then get up early and see if you can grab a spot at Ozette!)
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