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Old 07-23-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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Dirtbag camp suggestions in Olympics?

My GF and I will be up on the Olympic Peninsula this weekend, and I don't want to pay $25/night to listen to RV generators. Any suggestions for a good camp site between Sequim and Port Angeles? Some sort of running water nearby preferred...
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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Dungeness Forks Campground

Dungeness Forks isn't free, but I've been by there a few times and have never seen more than 1 site occupied. Really nice spot by the headwaters of the Dungeness River.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/olymp...47821&actid=29

The last part of the road is unpaved, but it's well maintained. The turnoff from Hwy 101 is about 2 miles east of Sequim, down Palo Alto Road (or Louella Road, approaching from the east). The campground is about 6 miles south.

Another option, but with 8 miles of excellent gravel, is in the Olympic National Park, south off Deer Park Road, just east of Port Angeles.

http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

This is up pretty high, with great views nearby. You can ride to the viewpoint for free, but camping costs, of course. I was up there last September, and 3 spots were occupied.

You can camp just about anywhere nearby in the forest, just pick a spur road.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:46 AM   #3
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I just camped at Deer Park a couple weekends ago in my Eurovan and it was a beautiful spot. I think it cost $12.00 per night. It might have been $15. The place did fill up. No RVs or trailers so probably no generators. The road is a fun twisty narrow gravel road. No water there either. Pit toilets.

Be careful with leaving stuff out on the table when the sun is setting. The deer came into the campground and cleaned up during that time. Everyone had just jumped in their vehicles to drive up to the Blue Mt. trailhead to enjoy the sunset. My son had a good time running around chasing the deer out of their campsites.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:50 AM   #4
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DNR has a nice quiet campground on the Lyre River about 30 min west of PA. It has about 15 tent sites and not enough room for motorhomes, Free to camp with a discovery pass.
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Went up there this past weekend again. Dungeness Forks CG was completely full, as were any other campgrounds. Did find an awesome dirtbag site, however, right on the banks of the Gray Wolf River, about a mile or mile and a half past Dungeness Forks CG. Take NF-2880 to NF-2870. The site is in right where 2870 crosses the Gray Wolf River, on the upstream side of the bridge. Walk down a steep embankment to a couple of fire rings and several level platforms with room for up to three two-person tents. It is right on the water. It clearly gets regular use, but we had the place to ourselves
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Went up there this past weekend again. Dungeness Forks CG was completely full, as were any other campgrounds. Did find an awesome dirtbag site, however, right on the banks of the Gray Wolf River, about a mile or mile and a half past Dungeness Forks CG. Take NF-2880 to NF-2870. The site is in right where 2870 crosses the Gray Wolf River, on the upstream side of the bridge. Walk down a steep embankment to a couple of fire rings and several level platforms with room for up to three two-person tents. It is right on the water. It clearly gets regular use, but we had the place to ourselves

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