THE UPPER CLEARWATER CAMPGROUND
From Aberdeen follow U.S. 101 for about 60 miles to Milepost 147. Turn north on Clearwater Mainline Road and drive about 13 miles to C-3000 road, a gravel one-lane road. Turn right and drive 3.3 miles to the camp entrance on the right. Run by the Department of Natural Resources, Olympic Region, 360/374-6131.
One of the three primitive camps along the Clearwater River, a tributary of the Queets which runs into the ocean. Four of the river front sites at Upper Clearwater campground were swept away by flooding several years ago, leaving this a smaller yet still very attractive destination. Sites 2, 3, and four are completely gone and all that is left of 5 is the picnic table which can be kind of a small day use area or a handy extension for site 6. The five remaining sites are shrouded in lush Olympic Forest with river access. The queen of all the sites is #7 which has built in benches around the fire pit, two tables, tons of river bank access and lots of space. There is also a primitive boat put-in spot for hand carried, human powered boats only. Vault Toilets are available. Bring your own water.