Falls Creek Campground

Quinault, Washington

Overview

With all campsites located near the shoreline of glacially carved Lake Quinault, visitors are sure to enjoy the beautiful shoreline and interpretive opportunities in the area. From old-growth trees in the surrounding rain forest to excellent fishing, Falls Creek Campground's location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.

Recreation

The forest features 10 miles of hiking trails and many waterfalls within walking distance of the campground. Lake Quinault is managed by the Quinault Indian Nation. As such, you must have a fishing permit and or boat permit through the Quinalt Indian Nation. Both may be purchased through local merchants. Lake Quinault Lodge offers boat and kayak rentals as well as a number of interpretive tours.

Facilities

There are 31 campsites that can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs up to 16 feet in length, however no hook ups are provided. Some sites are in wooded areas and others are not; many of the sites have a view of the lake. The campground has a potable water system. The site also has a barrier-free flush toilet as well as several accessible camp and picnic sites. 3 day use picnic sites are located along the shoreline. A large covered shelter is located on the shore, which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, it provides opportunities for large families or groups.

Natural Features

The forested slopes of Olympic National Park provide a scenic backdrop across Lake Quinault. Towering conifers including Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, western hemlock and western red cedar provide dense shade for this beautiful setting. The forest floor is covered with lush rain forest plants including moss, ferns, false lily-of-the-valley and oxalis.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby, Lake Quinault Lodge and Rainforest Resort offers restaurants and gift shops. Short trails in the area include the Big Spruce Tree Trail, Forest Service Rainforest Nature Loop, Kestner Homestead Trail, and the Maple Glade Trail. Explore the ocean beaches close-by as well as the National Fish Hatchery. For a more adventuresome day, drive up the valley to hike along the rivers or climb the 4,200 ft. Colonel Bob Peak for expansive views of the mountains and valleys on a clear day.

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