Kalaloch Campground is located on the southwest coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park, on a high bluff adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. It is a good choice for those looking for Kalaloch or Ruby Beach camping. Although campsites are not directly on the beach, several of them overlook the water and there is beach access within the facility. The campground is large and set amidst a peaceful, coastal forest that thrives on the regions high annual rainfall.
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GPS: Most sites at this campground are very dark and wet, but some of the sites are absolutely spectacular. Ours was awesome. Only problem was that our solar panel had trouble keeping batteries charged up but I use a lot of power for my laptop and devices for work.
Had to use my weboost to get adequate LTE service. Got 3 bars of Verizon Host was never seen! Seems they should have a sign out front stating campground is full!
Ya think the host could do that! Beautiful spot but cars are constantly driving through looking for a site when it is totally full! We got a lovely spot right by the bathrooms. Although it is no hook ups, we were still able to use our generator. This park is used mostly by tent camping but some RVs are there. The spots have a little privacy and spaces vary on sizes.
Everyone wants to be on the beach so book early we made that mistake but sti Everyone wants to be on the beach so book early we made that mistake but still got one of the last spots. Only a few accommodate a 28 Ft or less RVs. Great access to Ruby beach and the Tree of Life! Really loved this spot! Would recommend! I had a beach-side campsite overlooking the Pacific, but without access down to the beach.
The campsites on the non-beach side of the campground are totally different from those on the bluff, even though they're just 50 feet apart from one another. Highway is very close to the landward sites, but they're pretty nice nonetheless, Highway is very close to the landward sites, but they're pretty nice nonetheless, with a ton of old growth trees all around. Some of the sites were very small -- the most trouble I've ever had getting my little trailer into my assigned spot -- but we made it.
We were incredibly lucky to get an ocean front site. The views are amazing. There are no hookups or showers at this campground and there is an additional dump station fee.
Sites are tiny and very close together. Tent next to us was literally about 5 feet from our camper. It was this way at many sites and difficult to keep vehicle off gravel. This is an NPS miscalculation at this campground - try to book a site that is a little larger than your camper and it will be much more comfortable. Even with the tight quarters, waking up to the unbeatable view made up for it. Nestled between the highway and the ocean, this park is five stars for location, but three stars for the disparity in sites and limited bathroom facilities.
Not all sites are created equal. There are six loops A-F and if you can score one with an ocean view i There are six loops A-F and if you can score one with an ocean view in Loops A, D, E, or F , you are lucky refer to the photo below to see which are the best sites.
I reserved three months in advance this is one of I believe two Olympic National Park campgrounds that are reservable but the closest I could get was to hear the ocean, but two sites away from a view. I also did not realize when reserving that our site A9 was a handicapped site.
The ranger assured us this was not a problem. It was an awkward site in that the picnic table was located very close to the parking space and could not be moved. Additionally, I think it would be difficult for a handicapped person to navigate getting out of a vehicle to the site, given the concrete parking barriers.
Some of the sites are very dark, some not quite level, and some in the A loop are right next to the highway and guaranteed to hear road noise. I cannot speak about the other bathrooms but in the A loop, there were only two stalls and one sink. No soap dispenser and only cold water.
However, I only saw someone else in the bathroom once during our two- night stay. No showers or hookups but that is typical for national park campgrounds. There is a dump station for an additional charge.
The best part about this park is the location: easy access to miles of gorgeous walkable beach. Easy access to the beach from loop D. Nice campground with basic amenities. Bathrooms are small but functional. They don't stay clean for long with all the rain, mud and sandand no hand soap provided. Dump station available for a fee. Sites are mostly small but a few sites fit larger RVs. Noisy as Highway passes within just a Noisy as Highway passes within just a few yards of many of the sites.
We had made reservations here through recreation. Unfortunately, the site was way too small for our rig AND the only signal we could get anywhere in the campground even with a booster was not good enough for Unfortunately, the site was way too small for our rig AND the only signal we could get anywhere in the campground even with a booster was not good enough for work 3G only , so the ranger send us 3 miles down the road to South Beach Campground also part of the National Park.
That campground was not as nice think big open field by the ocean , but the view was great! Klaloch is a boon-docking campground with no water, sewer or power hookups but it books up every year and is hard to reserve for one reason: the magnificent coastline. Stunning beaches with cool log forts made by campers, and amazing sunsets make you forget about lack of RV comforts.
Some of the sites on the cliffs are astounding but s Some of the sites on the cliffs are astounding but super hard to reserve. Load up on vittles and supplies in Forks as there is nothing nearby. Would have loved to be able to get a waterfront site, but inside sites are still nice. Sites are spaced nicely and can be full shade, or mostly sun depending on beach front or interior.
Some reviews had commented on noise from the road, but in our July visit, we noticed the sounds of the ocean much more than the road. The price is a The price is a bit high for a site with no hookups, but the location is pretty great on the beach, as well as for access to the park. This location may be closed, operating with restrictions or opening soon.
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Got 3 bars of Verizon 4g with the booster. I don't think we've ever camped at a more beautiful spot. Helpful 0. Artboard Created with Sketch. Page 1 of 2. Be the first to add a note for Kalaloch Campground! Add a note! Be the first to add a video for Kalaloch Campground! Add Video! Have you written a blog post about Kalaloch Campground? Share it here! Amenities Hookups dry camping. Recreation picnic area recreation trail water access. Site Amenities fire ring picnic table pull thru.
Facilities dump station restrooms: flush trash water available.
GPS: Most sites at this campground are very dark and wet, but some of the sites are absolutely spectacular. Ours was awesome. Only problem was that our solar panel had trouble keeping batteries charged up but I use a lot of power for my laptop and devices for work. Had to use my weboost to get adequate LTE service. Got 3 bars of Verizon
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Jump to Photos. Some campsites have nice views of the ocean. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs most up to 21 feet, but a few up to 35 feet , but there are no hookups here. Reservations are accepted between June 13 to September All campsites are first-come, first-serve during the off-season.
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