THE QUEETS CAMPGROUND
Directions: From Aberdeen drive north on U.S. 101 for 38 miles to Lake Quinault, and continue for approximately 10 miles to West Boundary Road #21 and take a right. Continue on for about 7.6 miles and following the signs turn left on Road #2180. In a few miles you will connect with the Queets River Road and a couple of miles further you will pass the Queets Ranger Station which is about half a mile before the Queets Campground entrance. Road not recommended for RVs and trailers.
Queets Campground reopened to car camping this year after functioning as a walk-in since a wash out forced road closures in 2005. This alternative route via West Boundary Rd 21 is now available. If you are using directions from an out-dated source beware that the old route via Queets River Road is still closed.
Queets Campground is another one of the Olympic National Parks little gems. It is embedded in old growth rainforest with huge old maples festooned with draping mosses and ferns. The Queets Campground offers a lot of variety among the 20 primitive tent sites strung in a loop on the banks of the Queets River. Many of the sites are directly on the river and others are tucked into the forest, some are small and others very spacious, some very open and others very private. Bring your own water. Vault toilets are available. All sites are first come first served.
A trailhead at Queets Campground leads to the interior of Olympic National Park.