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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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South Beach Campground lies on the very southern end of Olympic National Park's 73 miles of pristine Pacific coastline and right beside a small picnic site perched high above the beach called Ashenbrenner Day Use Area. Fifty-five campsites line the Pacific Ocean's shore, a beach with the rather uninspiring title of "Beach 1." All of the campsites are built for tent campers only, and half enjoy open and direct views of the ocean. With such exposure, however, be sure you are prepared to weather the elements and meet your neighbors, as privacy between campsites is virtually non-existent.

To access Ashenbrenner Day Use Area from the campground, walk back uphill to Highway 101 and a short distance south where you'll see a small, shin-high wooden fence marking the day use area's entrance.

Note: South Beach Campground is open May 21 through September 7. Access to potable water, firewood, and a general store are located 2.8 miles further north at Kalaloch Lodge.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Direct beach access and views.

Cons

No protection from sun and wind. No privacy between campsites.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

National Park Service

Address

US-101
Forks, WA 98331
United States

Features

Flushing toilets
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide + Map

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