Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground

Port Angeles, Washington

Overview

Located along the Sol Duc River, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is on the "edge of the backcountry in the heart of the Olympic National Park" with hot spring pools and access to many hiking trails. In the late 1800s, settlers found the hot springs and called them "Sol Duc" a mispronunciation of the Quileute word for sparkling waters. The first hotel was built at Sol Duc in 1912 but burned down in 1916. The resort was rebuilt on a more modest scale in the 1920s, and completely rebuilt in the 1980s, which reflects how the resort looks today.

Recreation.gov offers reservations for 62 of the resort's 82 tent sites and for all 17 of the resort's RV campsites, all nestled under a lush green canopy of old growth forest. Reservations for the remaining 20 tent sites are made directly at the resort as walk in reservations. Advanced reservations are recommended to guarantee a campsite.

Multiple hiking trails are accessible directly from the property, with the most popular taking guests to spectacular Sol Duc Falls. Additional onsite amenities include a poolside deli and massage therapy.

Book tent and RV campsites on Recreation.gov using the "book Now" button on the right. Visit the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website to book reservations for the lodge and cabins.

Recreation

Reinvigorate your spirit:

  • Hike through dense, old-growth forest to Sol Duc Falls or explore the famous Lover's Lane Loop Trail. The Olympic Peninsula is prized for its wide assortment of hiking trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Multiple treks are available, such as a 1.6 mile (2.6 km) round-trip hike to Sol Duc Falls from the resort.

  • Reward yourself with a soak in one of the three hot mineral pools or a dip in the freshwater swimming pool.

  • Watch salmon fight their way up the Sol Duc River at the Salmon Cascades Overlook during autumn.

Facilities

The campground currently offers two tent camping loops including a walk-in area that accommodate 82 tent campsites plus 17 RV campsites. Nearby comfort stations in the campground or lodge loops offer flush toilets and potable water. Each site offers a picnic table, fire ring and paved access.

Campers have access to the resort's facilities, which include the three hot mineral-spring pools and freshwater pool (fees apply), the main lodge with front desk, gift shop and restaurant:

Springs Restaurant: Serving Pacific Northwest favorites such as roasted salmon and fish chips as well as delicious desserts. A fully stocked bar offers a selection of microbrews and local wines.
Espresso Bar: Fresh espresso creations, cold drinks and snacks for a quick pick me up before you start the day.

The Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is managed by Aramark, an authorized National Park Service concessioner. You must pay the park entrance fee at the kiosk on Sol Duc Road on your way to the resort. Refer to the park Fees and Passes page.

For the main lodge, cabins, river suite, please visit Aramarks Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website.

Natural Features

Sol Doc offers three mineral hot spring pools heated between 98-107F (37C - 40C) and a large freshwater swimming pool that ranges from 50-85F (10C - 29C). Purchase daily passes at the front desk of the main lodge.

  • Mineral Water Wading Pool: approximately: 98F / 37C / 6-8' deep
  • Large Mineral Fountain Pool: approximately 101F / 38C / 3' deep (meets accessibility standards)
  • Medium Mineral Pool: approximately 104F / 40C / 3' deep
  • Freshwater Pool: Varies seasonally between 50F - 85F / 10C - 30C (universally accessible)

Nearby Attractions

Guests can visit the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Port Angeles.

Lake Crescent Lodge, Olympic National Park: Experience self-guided hikes at Marymere Falls Trail, Mt. Storm King, or the Moments in Time Trail, or makes plans for a guided kayak tour, or a meal at the lakefront restaurant.

Log Cabin Resort, Olympic National Park: Park visitors can rent a canoe/kayak, stand up paddle boards, and bicycles.

Hurricane Ridge: From this area, enjoy hiking, food and beverage services and spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Lake Quinault Lodge: Plan to join a rain forest tour and finish the day with lakefront dining.

Forks: Movie buffs will enjoy this town -- the setting of the famed Twilight series, as well as the Timber Museum.

Ruby Beach: Don't miss a Pacific Coast beach walk with tide pools and sea stacks.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations must be submitted within 48 prior of your arrival.

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