THE WILLABY CAMPGROUND
DIRECTIONS: Travel US Highway 101 to the South Shore Road, MP 125. Drive 1.5 miles to Willaby Campground. Entrance is from the Quinault Lake South Shore Road just past the Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail.
The Willaby Campground is a single loop hugging the steep hillside on the wooded shore of Lake Quinault. The road climbs down and up through a temperate rain forest of large conifers. Many sites have nice lake views. This is another campground with a delightful mix of sites that have lots of little surprises. Willaby Campground's thick understory of moss, lush ferns, false lily-of-the-valley and oxalis offers good privacy between sites. The campground has potable water, a barrier free flush toilet, and a boat ramp. There are 19 campsites, 2 walk-in sites and an overflow area, the boat trailer parking area, is available to RVs after 6PM. Lake Quinault is part of the Quinault Indian Nation and covers a gorgeous 3,000 acres. It is a lovely sailing lake and power boats are limited to 24mph. The informal beach area is gravel and sand. Fishing on Lake Quinault is catch and release.
The Quinault National Trail System includes a variety of trails accessible at trail-heads and campgrounds along the South Shore Road. Several loop trails join giving you the option of everything from walking the lovely .5 Rain forest Nature Trail Loop to hiking a total of 10 miles of trails. There is also The Quinault Lake Trail which follows the lake shore that can be accessed in a number of places and followed for shorter or longer distances. Free trail maps are available at the Forest Service Quinault Office/Visitors Center.