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Sol Duc Hot Springs Campground

Washington 98363 USA

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Overview Located along the Sol Duc River, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is on the "edge of the backcountry in the heart of the Olympic National Park" with hot spring pools and access to many hiking trails. In the late 1800s, settlers found the hot springs and called them "Sol Duc" a mispronunciation of the Quileute word for sparkling waters. The first hotel was built at Sol Duc in 1912 but burned down in 1916. The resort was rebuilt on a more modest scale in the 1920s, and completely rebuilt in the 1980s, which reflects how the resort looks today. Recreation.gov offers reservations for 62 of the resort's 82 tent sites and for all 17 of the resort's RV campsites, all nestled under a lush green canopy of old growth forest. Reservations for the remaining 20 tent sites are made directly at the resort as walk in reservations. Advanced reservations are recommended to guarantee a campsite. Multiple hiking trails are accessible directly from the property, with the most popular taking guests to spectacular Sol Duc Falls. Additional onsite amenities include a poolside deli and massage therapy. Book tent and RV campsites on Recreation.gov using the "book Now" button on the right. Visit the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website to book reservations for the lodge and cabins.Recreation Reinvigorate your spirit: Hike through dense, old-growth forest to Sol Duc Falls or explore the famous Lover's Lane Loop Trail. The Olympic Peninsula is prized for its wide assortment of hiking trails suitable for all ages and abilities. Multiple treks are available, such as a 1.6 mile (2.6 km) round-trip hike to Sol Duc Falls from the resort. Reward yourself with a soak in one of the three hot mineral pools or a dip in the freshwater swimming pool. Watch salmon fight their way up the Sol Duc River at the Salmon Cascades Overlook during autumn. Facilities The campground currently offers two tent camping loops including a walk-in area that accommodate 82 tent campsites plus 17 RV campsites. Nearby comfort stations offer flush toilets and potable water. Each site offers a picnic table, fire ring and paved access. Campers have access to the resort's facilities, which include the three hot mineral-spring pools and freshwater pool (fees apply), the main lodge with front desk, gift shop and three restaurants: Springs Restaurant: Serving Pacific Northwest favorites such as roasted salmon and fish chips as well as delicious desserts. A fully stocked bar offers a selection of microbrews and local wines. Espresso Bar: Fresh espresso creations, cold drinks and snacks for a quick pick me up before you start the day. The Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is managed by Aramark, an authorized National Park Service concessioner. You must pay the park entrance fee at the kiosk on Sol Duc Road on your way to the resort. Refer to the park Fees and Passes page. For the main lodge, cabins, river suite, please visit Aramarks Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort website.Natural Features Sol Doc offers three mineral hot spring pools heated between 98-107F (37C - 40C) and a large freshwater swimming pool that ranges from 50-85F (10C - 29C). Purchase daily passes at the front desk of the main lodge. Mineral Water Wading Pool: approximately: 98F / 37C / 6-8' deep Large Mineral Fountain Pool: approximately 101F / 38C / 3' deep (meets accessibility standards) Medium Mineral Pool: approximately 104F / 40C / 3' deep Freshwater Pool: Varies seasonally between 50F - 85F / 10C - 30C (universally accessible) Nearby Attractions Guests can visit the Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Port Angeles. Lake Crescent Lodge, Olympic National Park: Experience self-guided hikes at Marymere Falls Trail, Mt. Storm King, or the Moments in Time Trail, or makes plans for a guided kayak tour, or a meal at the lakefront restaurant. Log Cabin Resort, Olympic National Park: Park visitors can rent a canoe/kayak, stand up paddle boards, and bicycles. Hurricane Ridge: From this area, enjoy hiking, food and beverage services and spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca. Lake Quinault Lodge: Plan to join a rain forest tour and finish the day with lakefront dining. Forks: Movie buffs will enjoy this town -- the setting of the famed Twilight series, as well as the Timber Museum. Ruby Beach: Don't miss a Pacific Coast beach walk with tide pools and sea stacks.Charges & Cancellations Cancellations must be submitted within 48 prior of your arrival.

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4.0 Access
4.6 Location
4.3 Cleanliness
3.0 Site Quality
3.7 Noise

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Reviewed by
Nancy Sewell

  • 1,228 Reviews
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August 29, 2016
Rated

Daily Pool Rates

Adults $14.00
Children (Age 0-3) FREE (with limited pool access)
Children (Age 4-12) $10.00
Senior Citizens (62+), Disabled, or Military $10.00
Twilight Hour Pool Rate (Last 2 Hours of Daily Schedule) $10.00

Location RV and Tent Campgrounds are located in a peaceful, secluded setting ¼ mile from the main lodge. Restrooms are located in the Tent Campground only, which is ¼ mile away from the RV Campground. Public restrooms are not offered at the RV Campground.

Restrooms Restrooms are located in the Tent Campground only, which is ¼ mile away from the RV Campground. Public restrooms are not offered at RV Campground.

Pool Access Pool admission is not included in camping rates. Guests may purchase hot spring pool access at the resort’s front desk
Laundry No laundry facility offered.

Camping Supplies All sites have fire rings with metal grates for grilling. Individual BBQ grills are not available. Firewood is available from the Camp Host (site #39) and the Front Desk. Ice is available for purchase at the resort’s front desk.

RV Campsites - $40.00 per night plus taxes & fees
Tent Campsites - $20.00 per night plus taxes & fees

http://www.olympicnationalparks.com/rv-camping/sol-duc-hot-springs-rv-campground/

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  • 24 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 30, 2017
Rated

We stayed at the Resort sites which have basic hookups for water and power. Sites are lined up next to each other nothing special. The main attraction is the hot springs. It was crowded during the last visit and a bit pricey but still fun to soak and relax. A great hike is nearby with access to falls and creeks. Nice to visit and will likely return in the off season.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: -

RV Length: 27 ft

5 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
2 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

May 25, 2018
Rated

This campground is in the Olympic National Forrest, so when you arrive you will be paying the $25.00 entrance fee into the park before you reach the campground. The drive from from the entrance to the campground is a little over 12 miles down a slow, curvy road. We had no issues when we arrived. We parked the trailer in our reserved spot and checked in at the Hot Springs resort.The grounds and surroundings are full of green lush grasses, moss and hiking trails, it's stunning! Here is an important point to know, the closest bathroom to these sites are a 1/2 mile away inside the Hot Springs Resort. The next closest is in the tent and small trailer campgrounds. At the campgrounds the river flows next to the campsites, ours was on the opposite end so you need to book spots closer to spot #10. Just know that there are no bushes or trees to buffer your camping spot. We had a group of unruly women that showed up on our 2nd night and they were there to party! I think they started drinking every morning until they passed out around midnight. They were very loud past the 10:00pm quiet time. Unfortunately there is no camp host in our section, they are located in the tent and no power section. So there is no one to monitor the quiet time.

We ended up spending more time away from our trailer anyways. We went to Hurricane Ridge which was foggy the day we were there. We hiked around the Sol Duc area trails and went to the waterfalls. The Sol Duc waterfall is a must see. You will be hiking almost a mile in and another back. It was so beautiful along the trail, take your time and take it all in!

We did go to the Hot Springs one day. It's $15 per person during the day and $11 per person from 6pm - 8pm. We went in after 6:00pm and the water in the biggest pool was pretty dirty and was full of dead bugs. They clean each pool for an hour twice a day. So one pool is closed each hour. We did get into another pool after they cleaned it and it was much better and hotter. We did meet some people at the hot spring that day and we ran into them the following day. They went into the pools in the morning around 8:00am and they said all the pools were very clean at that time. Good to know. If you need cell service, there isn't any at the campgrounds. If you have Verizon, you can get two bars of coverage when you drive about 5 miles back down towards the entrance of the park. If you have AT & T, there is no coverage until you start getting close to Port Angeles which is an hour away.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 16

RV Length: 25 ft

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

September 27, 2018
Rated

The problem many times with nice places like the NP campgrounds is they are hard to get in to. Sol Duc was one of those places. While the campground area is really pretty and seeing the old growth trees is amazing, getting to stay here, even at the end of the season, was difficult for a walk-up. There was no one on hand to explain anything. We had to finally figure out which campsites were available and which weren't. If they had a red tag, that was obvious. But if they had a yellow one, not so much. Finally found one that said "Reserved" and then in small print "tomorrow". Don't know why they don't just put "available tonight for one night only.' It was confusing and at first I thought it was just us who didn't understand the process. But then several more people came in after us and all were just as much in the dark. You should really make the reservation if you know you are going to be there at least 14 days in advance. As wanderers, that wasn't really our style so we had to take the chance that barely paid off. We got one of the last two available sites.

The bathrooms were decent, but no showers.

They did have water available.

The Springs, well, they are not really all that great. They were over-crowded, even for an end of season night. They were more communal than most people probably like. But I think the most frustrating thing of all is their locker room, which is decent and have showers, have lockers that are horrible. They lock, all looks well, but then you can't open them. No matter what you try to do they won't open. I almost had to go out in just a towel to get an employee from the store to open my locker. Many of them cannot be used because the locks are locked open. The ones that are usable, won't open when you need them to. The guy working there said they are designed to keep people out of your locker, but they won't let you in it either. That was a mess.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 34

4 Access
4 Location
3 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

October 01, 2019
Rated

National Parks reward those who pack a light footprint. For years we traveled in a 50’ setup, a big ol’ long travel trailer pulled by a big ol’ long van. What comforts all of that space provided were inversely proportional to how often we’d need to camp outside of the most beautiful destinations: they become your day trip, not your campsite. Because in the mind of a campground designer, you don’t take down all the big trees to allow a 70’ level spot. You come for the trees in the first place.

All of that said, this is a 10 out of 5. It’s truth soaked into the moss-laden bark of millennia-old giants, most still standing but even those downed and long dead now teeming with new life, hemlock babies sprouting airborne to catch the stellars jays, Mohawks blazing, the boastful rockstars of the forest canopy. Black-tailed deer and bulky winter prepping black bears tiptoe silently through foliage carpeted spaces where the trees only occasionally permit the sunlight to glisten down into it all in a way that makes it abundantly clear fairies are real and gnomes come out at night to tend to all of this flora’s perfection.

There’s a parking lot called an RV resort a minute or so down the road, a private operation where you can bring a big RV and pay significantly more for a larger, and significantly less gorgeous and amazing experience. For those who can make due with a smaller rig or tent, Sol Duc is heaven. Loop B is a little better than A, as far as being in the big deep forest, and spots 57 - 62 or so are my favorites, though one of those is the campground host’s spot.

Raccoons and bears are very much present here, too, so hide your vittles, childrens and salmon-soaked scuba gear for sure.

PS. If you pile your little green propane tanks up with everyone else’s little green propane tanks, atop the dumpster assuming that they’ll somehow be recycled...they won’t. A guy with a cigar hanging from his lip will pull up in a garbage truck and chuck them with the rest of the trash, landfill-bound.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: -

Site Number: 57

RV Type: Van

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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Verizon

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 13, 2020
Rated

While staying in the PNW, we found a couple of nights available at this so called "resort". It is definitely not a resort. Lets get to the pros and cons of this place:

Pros:
- Water and Electric hookups
- Beautifully situated in the Sol Duc Rainforest

Cons:
- No Sewer
- No Verizon service (and by what I heard, no service from other providers)
- No access to Pool or Spa (Due to COVID)
- Managed by Aramark
- The tiniest, tightest spaces you will ever stay at (no, your car won't fit if you are pulling a trailer)
- Cars parked in front of trailers (you need to arrive early to stand a chance to have the space to back in your trailer)
- Spot 7 is not leveled
- $10 fee to dump ($5 if you have an Access pass or Senior discount)

After visiting this campground and seeing the lack of amenities for the price we paid, we were terribly disappointed. This campground is highway robbery for what they charge. The dry camping area next door is a better value. The sites at the end of the loop are the hardest to back into. You will probably have to go in reverse from the beginning of the loop and reverse your way in. There is not enough space at the very end of the loop, and we only have a 23' trailer. We decided to cut our losses and left that same afternoon. We found a more spacious spot (probably about the size of 4 of the RV spaces in Sol Duc "Resort") in Lake Crescent for half the price.

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Nightly Rate: $49.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 7

RV Type: Travel Trailer

2 Access
2 Location
5 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
3 Noise

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 08, 2020
Rated

Stopped to see if there was an open spot, there were 5; took the first I came to and my Golden Age pass let me pay fee of $12.50 for the night---love that Golden Age Pass. In a wooded area (duh), lots of folks but not noisy, nice camp spot for my little van camper.

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Nightly Rate: $25.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 41

3 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise
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Reviewed by
Campendium

April 18, 2021
Rated

Stayed here 4/29/16.  Located within Olympic National Park.  NO WORDS...  This campground is amazing.  Camping in an old growth forest amongst massive trees.  There is a multitude of outdoor activities nearby but we found that you don't even have to leave the campground to enjoy the beauty of nature, you are surrounded by it.

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Nightly Rate: $20.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

RV Length: 29 ft

RV Type: Fifth Wheel

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
3 Noise

Reviewed by
DThomas96

  • 24 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 23, 2021
Rated

Giving three stars is subjective, but I can't give it a higher rating for RV camping because of how tight the spaces are. The park itself it worthy of 5 stars easily! The rate we paid was Senior Pass, so know that standard rates are higher. The RV lot is really crowded. You do have a picnic table and fire-ring, but the next one is 15 feet away. At times it can feel like you are at an RV rally being held in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Before you drive your rig in here, I highly recommend you drive up the road about 50 yards and park in the dump-station lot, then walk back and scout out where your spot is and if you have a clear path to park. All spaces require backing in and you will often have to ask someone to move their vehicle so you will have enough room to manuever. If you look up Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort on Google Maps and do the Satellite view, you can see the RV campground directly across the river from the pool at the hot springs (they are within easy walking distance to each other). I've also attached two parking lot pictures. Cell phone coverage for T-Mobile (two bars) is available about 3 to 4 miles down the road, and at various places along the road all the way down to the entrance booth near 101. You won't get 4 bars until you go half-way back to Port Angeles. There was no cell signal in the RV campground or the Hot Springs resort.

Here are some pros and cons and you can decide for yourself:

Pros: Olympic National Park is absolutely beautiful, and there is so much to see for everyone. There are several hikes that are easy enough for almost everyone (Rain Forrest, Sol Duc Falls, etc.), and several that are just nice by car. Of course there are a lot of options for serious backpackers. The Hot Springs are open (as of May 2021) and you can reserve a time for them every day you are staying in the RV spaces. The park is absolutely beautiful and to see everything requires a lot of driving, so you can use your spot here as a base camp. The Sol Duc Falls are a relatively easy hike and are nearby. No matter what campground you stay at in Olympic National Park, be prepared to drive a lot to see other parts of the park. The hot springs are nice, relaxing, and you can reserve a spot when it is not overly crowded as they have reservation times for RV campers. Also, despite the very crowded campground, most people were very nice and cooperative, and things quite down around 10PM each night. The dump station I mentioned above is also open.

Cons: There is no campground host and the area gets little to any supervision from the resort front desk. We did not have issues with other campers as some of the other reviews mention, but after reading them I think I would recommend anyone staying here request the resort have someone come through the RV area a bit after 10PM to quiet-down anyone being rowdy. The RV spacing is very minimal. We have an Escape19 trailer (no pop-outs) and when we extended our awning, there was about two or three feet left before it encroached on the RV space next door. One experienced camper pulled in next to us so that when he extended his pop-out it went half-way over the log separating the two spaces. There are no bathrooms, so make sure you at least bring a porta-poty if you are in a smaller pop-up or trailer that does not have one. There are NO RV spaces in any of the nearby campgrounds at Sol Duc, so if you have an RV and want to camp at Sol Duc, this is where you are going to camp. Also, if your electrical outlet is not working, check with the desk at the Hot Springs as they apparently fail sometimes due to the air from the hot springs. They were very prompt at fixing our outlet. The hot springs emit a sulfur odor just like you would experience around an active volcanic area like volcanoes national park in Hawaii.

Bottom line is the park is awesome and if this is the only RV space you can get, or if the hot springs are very important to you, then by all means stay here. Glad we did it, but I would try to stay elsewhere if at all possible if we go back. I had a difficult time finding any detailed information about the campground on-line so I just want to make this info available about the RV lot so people are not surprised when they arrive.

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Nightly Rate: $20.00

Days Stayed: 6

Site Number: 7

RV Length: 21 ft

RV Type: Travel Trailer

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
2 Noise

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  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 15, 2022
Rated

The RV sites are located within feet of the other sites… while Olympic national Park is glorious and fantastic, this RV site should be avoided at all costs.

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3 Access
5 Location
2 Cleanliness
1 Site Quality
1 Noise

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