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Willaby Campground at Lake Quinault area

Parent Category: Olympic Peninsula
Created: 01 March 2017
Location: Olympic Peninsula, Lake Quinault area
Address:

345 S Shore Rd, Quinault, WA 98575

Phone for reservation: (360)288-2900 or at website: www.recreation.gov
Open Season: Year-round
GPS Coordinates: N 47 27.718    W 123 51.568

Pictures below will take you on a virtual tour around an amazing campground near Lake Quinault. Enjoy the magnificent scenery!

 Photo taken at Willaby Campground, located on the south shore of Lake Quinault, Olympic Peninsula Region
General Information:

If you are planning to visit Lake Quinault area and are looking for a place to overnight – check out the Willaby Campground! This one-loop campground is cozily positioned on the southern shore of fascinating Lake Quinault, in the midst of temperate rainforest. The 21 campsites it is offering to its guests (19 are suitable for RV’s up to 16’ and trailers, and 2 are just walk-in tent sites) are spread over the lakeshore among the giant conifers and pretty dense understorey providing the campers with privacy and solitude. There are 4 accessible campsites and a day-use picnic area here. Unfortunately there are neither hookups nor dump stations provided at the campground, but among other amenities it may offer are the following:

- fire rings and picnic tables at the sites

- potable water system

- boat ramp

- day-use picnic sites

- day-use parking

- pay station

- barrier-free flush toilet

- large covered shelter 

Photo taken at Willaby Campground, located on the south shore of Lake Quinault, Olympic Peninsula Region

For some additional payment you may also use the amenities (like showers, indoor pool, game room, etc.) offered by Lake Quinault Lodge, which is located in less than a mile from the campground.

But the main attraction and value of Willaby Campground is in the wide range of activities that are available for its campers:

- picnicking

- nature viewing

- boating

- kayaking

- swimming

- interpretive possibilities

- hiking (15 miles of various trails meandering along the shoreline and throughout the forest)

Photo taken at Willaby Campground, located on the south shore of Lake Quinault, Olympic Peninsula Region

There is also a restaurant and a gift shop at the Lake Quinault Lodge, as well as a general store across the road from it. It should be also mentioned that the registration for the campground is also done at the Lake Quinault Lodge.

All these together with unbelievably remarkable views of Lake Quinault and the mountainous area of the Olympic National Park across the lake will make this experience unforgettable for you, creating a strong desire to come back here again.

 

 

These pictures were taken on February 1 - 9, 2017

Driving Directions:

Coming from Aberdeen you need to drive about 40 miles northward on Hwy 101 until the junction with South Shore Road. At the junction you should take a right turn (go eastward) and drive 1.5 miles to Willaby Campground. Entrance to campground can be found from the Quinault Lake South Shore Road just near the Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail.

GPS Coordinates: N 47 27.718    W 123 51.568

In order to get directions click on the map below:

 

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Juliana Voitsikhovska

Information: Svetlana Baranova

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