The Olympic Peninsula is host to breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, and immersive outdoor experiences. Seasoned and novice adventurers alike can experience the deep beauty of Olympic National Park at the Sol Duc Campground. Situated along the Sol Duc River, this site boasts three hot springs, a network of hiking trails, and several camping loops.
Sol Duc Campground is in operation from March 23 to October 28. With 81 non-electric camping sites, Sol Duc offers a wilderness escape under a canopy of forest. For RV campers, there are 17 sites closer to the pools and resort area.
Exploring Olympic’s Natural Beauty
The landscape of Sol Duc, cut by the river, includes lakes, and old growth forest. From the parking lot, visitors can take a mile hike to the stunning Sol Duc Falls. The six-mile Lover’s Lane loop and the 5.2 round trip hike up to Mink Lake are great ways to spend a day at the park. For those interested in longer treks, the High Divide Loop is a 2-3 day hike that traverses hills and valleys. Visit on a sunny day to marvel at Mount Olympus in the distance.
During late October and early November, visitors can also spot Salmon making their way up the river. Any guests interested in fishing should look into the park’s specific fishing regulations.
Warm Up in The Mineral Hot Springs
One of earth’s many gifts, hot springs are a natural way to relax in nature. Sol Duc’s three mineral pools ranging from 99-104F. One of these pools is a large mineral fountain pool. If you’re looking for a refreshing dip in the summer, you can enjoy the freshwater pool with temperatures from 50-85F depending on the season.
The hot springs are a soothing stop after a long day of hiking. You can also enjoy a massage at the resort building.
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Whether you are looking to relax for a weekend or immerse yourself in the thrill of the outdoors, Sol Duc Campground in Olympic National Park is the perfect stop. The mountain views and rushing river are sure to help you disconnect and explore.