OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST
OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST
1835 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, Washington 98512-5623
Located in Washington State's Olympic Peninsula, lies the Olympic National Forest comprised of over 632,000 acres. Hike in a temperate rain forest, drive along scenic Lake Quinault, gather clams from Hood Canal, and enjoy the changing scenery from the Olympic Mountains to the sea.
The Olympic National Forest offers a wide variety of camping experiences and settings. Hike-in and boat-in sites are available as well as traditional vehicle camprounds. Camp next to a peaceful lake, a rushing stream or in a dense conifer forest. Camp in the Olympic rain forest or hike to a beautiful backcountry lake.
LAKE QUINAULT LODGE
Pacific Ranger District - Quinault Office, 353 South Shore Road, P.O. Box 9Quinault, WA 98575, (360) 288-2525
Location and Access : Travel Highway 101 to South Shore Quinault Lake Road, turn east and drive 2 miles to Lake Quinault Lodge.
Lodge Facilities : Large rustic lodge nestled among towering conifers in the heart of the Quinault Rain Forest (temperate rain forest) on the south shore of Quinault Lake. 31 rooms available in lodge, 16 fireplace units, 36 new lakeside units and 9 annex units. Restaurant, bar, gift shop, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and game room. Small conference room is available. No TVs and phones are available in the lobby.
Season Available : Year around. This is a private commercial resort on the Olympic National Forest under special use permit.
Area Attractions : Walk trails along the south shore of Quinault Lake and Quinault's temperate rain forest. Majestic confer trees, lush understory of ferns, moss, flowers and shrubs surround beautiful Quinault Lake creating a spectacular setting to have a very relaxing vacation. The Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail is a short 0.5 mile loop trail with several signs interpreting the fascinating features of the temperate rain forest. From the lodge, the nature trail can be reached by hiking the Quinault Loop Trail or by driving south on the South Shore Quinault Lake Road for a short 1-mile distance to the trailhead. Pacific Ranger District's Quinault Office is next to the lodge. Free trail map and information about the area available at the FS office.
Site History : The two-story historic lodge was built in the mid-20s and has welcomed thousands of visitors from all over the world including President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early 1930s. Due to its popularity, the resort has added over 50 adjacent units to the lodge.
Lodge Rates & Reservations : Varies by room and season. Call toll-free phone 1-800-562-6672.
HAMMA HAMMA CABIN :
Location and Access : Travel approximately 14 miles north of Hoodsport on U.S. Highway 101 to the Hamma Hamma Recreation Area, turn west onto the Hamma Hamma River Road (FS Road #25). Drive 6 miles to the entrance road on the right side.
Cabin Facilities : Living room with futon couch/bed, 2 bedrooms (one with double bed and one with bunk beds). Small kitchen with table and stove. Bathroom with flush toilet. Sleeps 6 persons. No drinking water available. Bring your own water for cooking, drinking and other household uses. During camping season, potable water is available from a hand pump well at Lena Creek Campground, 2 miles west on FS Road #25. Propane heater, hot water heater, cook range, refrigerator and lights. Propane is furnished. Inquire at Hoodsport Office for accessibility level.
Cabin Rental Fee/Cabin Capacity : $40.00 a night plus $25.00 refundable deposit. 6 people maximum.
Site Facilities : Large flat parking area next to cabin, picnic table, fire ring and vault toilet.
Season Available : Year round. Automobile access may be limited in the winter months and require alternative transportation such as cross-country skis or snowshoes.
Area Attractions : Nearby access to The Brothers Wilderness, Mt. Skokomish Wilderness, Hood Canal and Olympic National Park. Hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, hunting, and river walks are available in the area.
Site History : During the Great Depression of the 1930's the cabin was used as an administrative site for Forest Service fire and trail crews. The skill and craftsmanship that went into the construction have been recognized with this unique building being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
Reservations : Call toll-free phone 1-877-444-6777.
INTERROREM CABIN :
Location and Access : Travel approximately 22 miles north of Hoodsport on Highway 101 to the Duckabush Recreation Area, turn west onto the Duckabush River Road (FS Road #2510). Follow the Duckabush Road for 4 miles to the end of the pavement. Interrorem Cabin is on the left side of the road.
Cabin Facilities : Historic 24' X 20' log cabin with kitchen, living room with futon couch/bed, and bedroom with twin bunk beds. Sleeps 4 persons. No electricity. Propane heater, cook range, refrigerator and lights. Propane is furnished. No water available on site. During camping season, potable water is available from a hand pump well at Collins Campground, 1 mile west on FS Road #2510. An outdoor vault toilet is located new the cabin. Inquire at Hoodsport Office for accessibility level.
Cabin Rental Fee/Cabin Capacity : $30.00 a night plus $25.00 refundable deposit. 4 people maximum.
Site Facilities : Parking lot, trailhead to Ranger Hole Trail #824 and Interrorem Nature Trail #804, picnic area and vault toilet.
Season Available : Year round.
Area Attractions : Nearby access to The Brothers Wilderness, Hood Canal and Olympic National Park. Excellent short family day hikes from cabin, fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing and rain forest atmosphere. Nature trail with interpretive signs with historic photos is located behind the cabin. Trail begins near Ranger Hole Trailhead parking lot.
Site History : Interrorem Cabin was built in 1907 as the first administrative site of the Olympic National Forest, which, at the time, included the area that is now Olympic National Park.
Reservations : Call toll-free phone 1-877-444-6777