No camping or overnight lodging is available at Hurricane Ridge, but several options are nearby. Heart O’ the Hills Campground (five miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Rd., $12) has year-round camping, with campfire programs are offered July through Labor Day.
Located at an elevation of 5,400 feet, Deer Park Campground ($8, mid-June to late September) sits at the end of a narrow 18-mile gravel road on the eastern edge of the park. No RVs are permitted, and it is not accessible from the Hurricane Ridge area.
Near the airport, Lincoln Park’s (W. Lauridsen Blvd. and Bean Rd.) authentic pioneer cabins and a longhouse accompany tennis courts, baseball diamond, campsites ($8 tent and RV, no hookups), nature trails, picnic area, and children’s fishing pond at this 144-acre park. Campers can use the showers at the local swimming pool (225 E. 5th St.) or the boat harbor.
RV owners hoping to catch a ferry to Victoria may find Peabody Creek RV Park (127 S. Lincoln, 360/457-7092 or 800/392-2361, $27 with full hookups) convenient. This very basic park isn’t much more than a parking lot with utilities, but it is right next to the docks.
For a few more amenities, try Conestoga Quarters RV Park (40 Sieberts Creek Rd., 360/452-4637 or 800/808-4637, $25 with full hookups), which—in spite of cramped spaces—offers an off-leash area for dogs, showers, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a clubhouse.
Also in town, Crescent Beach RV (2860 Crescent Beach Rd., 360/928-3344 or 866/690-3344, $40 with full hookups) is another pet-friendly private campground that offers access to a long, sandy beach, along with coin-op showers and laundry, plus a convenience store.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition