Olympic rainforest suggestions
August 8, 2011 9:01 AM Subscribe
My wife and I were thinking of heading up to the Olympic Peninsula over Labor Day to do some camping and light day-hiking and would love any suggestions for areas, camp-grounds, hikes, etc. Details inside.
posted by dersins to travel & transportation (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This trip, we're more interested in rainforesty stuff than oceany or mountainy (or vampire-y), and in drive-up camp grounds rather than backcountry/ wilderness areas. We're not averse to roughing it (we certainly don't need running water and can poop in the woods just fine) and would love to avoid campgrounds that are more like RV parks, though like I said we're not planning to do any actual backpacking.
We're open to National Park, National Forest, State Park, State Forest, or any other suggestions. We've identified a couple of places in the National Park we'd like to check out (the Queets river area and the Quinault rain forest), but don't know how realistic it is to expect to find a National Park campsite on a holiday weekend since we won't be able to get up there any earlier than about 5PM on Friday. I know the Hoh rainforest area is pretty awesome, but is the campground there a zoo / RV parking lot?
Anyway, yeah, would love to hear any suggestions, thoughts, or ideas anyone has, including things to stay away from!