Elwha Dam RV Park Good Sam Verified Campground

47 Lower Dam Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363

Good Sam Verified Campground
(18 reviews) 4.3 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Good Sam Rating
Good Sam Rating
Facility 9
Restrooms 10
Appeal 9.5
(18 reviews) 4.3 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

PERFECT FOR EXPLORING!

The Elwha Dam RV Park,10 minutes from Port Angeles and the Victoria, B.C. Ferry, is the best base camp for exploring the Olympic Peninsula. Visit Port Townsend, Forks, Sequim, Cape Flattery, and stay in one spot!

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47 Lower Dam Rd
Port Angeles, WA, 98363

Open all year

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Facility

Type: RV Park
Cabin/cottage rentals: 2
Partial Handicap Access
Dump station
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Some restrictions
Tents Allowed
Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Road condition: Good
Road type: All Weather
Big rig sites
Onsite RV service
Table at site

Tenting Sites

Cooking counter
Privacy barrier
Overflow area
Covered area with picnic table
Spaces available: 66
Site length (Max length): 70 (82)
All-Weather sites: 66
Pull-thru size: 30 x 70
Pull-thrus: 26
Back-in size: 44 x 82
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Some
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Number of full hookups: 54
Number of water: 12
Number of electric: 12
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

On-site rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals:

Rentals available: 2

Lodge Room Rentals:

Rentals available: 1

Restrooms
Ice
Laundry
Guest services
Laundry
Guest services
LP gas: bottles only
Table at site
On-site RV service
RV supplies
Table at site
On-site RV service
RV supplies

Nature trails
Outdoor games
Playground
Pavilion
Horseshoes
Pavilion
Horseshoes
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Road biking
Rock/mountain climbing
Mountain biking
Road biking
Rock/mountain climbing

(within 10 miles)

Fishing
Boating
Casino
Hiking
Marina
Hiking
Marina
Kayaking / canoeing
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Rock/mountain climbing
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Rock/mountain climbing

Adventure seekers
Private woodsy sites that can handle Big Rigs too!

We are nestled in the woods with hiking and biking trails just outside our door. Minutes from the Olympic National Park and six miles from Port Angeles with shops & restaurants and the Victoria Ferry. So much to do!!

Military Discount

4.2 (18 reviews) 4.2777777777778 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Facility
4.3
Restroom
4.3
Appeal
4.5
What is being rated?
4 4 out of 5 stars 07/03/2022

You feel like you are right in the forest. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. They also provide a lot of area information, including restaurants, hikes, things to do and see. If you have kids, there are several activities placed around outside. They have a free DVD movie library. The place is very clean and organized. A good location for going in and out of different areas of Olympic National Park and about 6 miles from downtown.

4 4 out of 5 stars 09/22/2019

To start with this in NOT a hotel but a wonderful RV park. So yes in your RV you have in room dining, The office does have stairs (no ramp) so it is not wheelchair accessible but my husband got around with his walker and/or cane. This is a charming RV park with incredible, lush nature at the base of the Olympic Rain Forest. This RV park has a coin op laundry for your needs. For those who use showers etc they have coin op showers. Someone in town explained that before they took down the Elwha... Read More

To start with this in NOT a hotel but a wonderful RV park. So yes in your RV you have in room dining, The office does have stairs (no ramp) so it is not wheelchair accessible but my husband got around with his walker and/or cane. This is a charming RV park with incredible, lush nature at the base of the Olympic Rain Forest. This RV park has a coin op laundry for your needs. For those who use showers etc they have coin op showers. Someone in town explained that before they took down the Elwha Dam Port Angeles had an abundance of water but no one thought of the ramifications of taking down the dam, but they lost their reservoirs and during summer Port Angeles runs out of water unless they make folks conserve. Now as for negatives: When you check in you are given a map of the campground with on the flip-side Park Info that states the TV channels (2 CBS, 6 CTV, 8 CTV, 10 Ind, and 12 CBS) None of these channels are availabl, maybe do to overcast conditions. We did adjust our antenea to every setting available.. We verified this with several couples. Very disappointed missing the new fall lineup. The park owners do have a large TV in the clubhouse with satellite Do to our luck the Directv was having a problem during our Seahawks game. The park owner invited us to his home to finish watching the game which was above and beyond what we expected him to do. Once we get our satellite on our rig working we will be back. We also were given a sheet of paper with close by places to see and on the otherside restaurants to try. Thanks to this list we had a wonderful fish meal at Joshua's. Great wi-fi. Overall it was a wonderful stay. Expect rain when you stay near the Rain Forrest!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/16/2019

Very nice park.

5 5 out of 5 stars 06/08/2018

As I've travelled across the country this spring, I've stayed at many RV campgrounds. This one, is by far, the nicest! I hadn't read the reviews before I came here, and went merely on the rate, which was much more reasonable than other parks in the area. When I pulled up, I couldn't have been more pleased. The owners are kind and helpful, they have such a personal touch that you feel you have come to stay with family. There were some wonderful and amazing amenities. Beautiful woodcarvings around... Read More

As I've travelled across the country this spring, I've stayed at many RV campgrounds. This one, is by far, the nicest! I hadn't read the reviews before I came here, and went merely on the rate, which was much more reasonable than other parks in the area. When I pulled up, I couldn't have been more pleased. The owners are kind and helpful, they have such a personal touch that you feel you have come to stay with family. There were some wonderful and amazing amenities. Beautiful woodcarvings around the park, landscaping that covers up the standard electric posts and gives both privacy and a personal feel to each site. Then there is the free lending DVD library. Just borrow and return from an extensive list! Need fresh veggies? Check out the garden and take whatever you like. I was begged to take as much spinach as I wanted for fear it would go to seed. The bathrooms are immaculate and they have puzzles going in the laundry room. I would stay here forever!
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1 1 out of 5 stars 02/11/2018

We have been coming to this park for many years. It recently changed hands and this was our first trip since the change of ownership. When the new owners took over, they had big plans for improvements, but based on this stay, very little has changed. First of all, I requested a site at the top of the hill. These sites are in the open, and have good satellite reception. When we arrived, we were told that a group had all the sites and we were stuck in a site at the bottom of the hill with no... Read More

We have been coming to this park for many years. It recently changed hands and this was our first trip since the change of ownership. When the new owners took over, they had big plans for improvements, but based on this stay, very little has changed. First of all, I requested a site at the top of the hill. These sites are in the open, and have good satellite reception. When we arrived, we were told that a group had all the sites and we were stuck in a site at the bottom of the hill with no reception. The park has no cable, so we had nothing. Also, they advertise wi-fi at all sites, NOT TRUE! we had no wi-fi except if we went to the clubhouse. All in all, we will not be coming back to this park!
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We are sorry for your experience, and that you didn't find any of our improvements. We have done things each year and continue to strive to do so. We work hard to accommodate site requests, but groups usually book a year in advance, so if you had asked for a specific site we should have mentioned its unavailability at that time and we are sorry for any miscommunication. As far as the Wi-Fi, we advertise basic Wi-Fi, but we don't say every site just because there are variables that can come into... Read More

We are sorry for your experience, and that you didn't find any of our improvements. We have done things each year and continue to strive to do so. We work hard to accommodate site requests, but groups usually book a year in advance, so if you had asked for a specific site we should have mentioned its unavailability at that time and we are sorry for any miscommunication. As far as the Wi-Fi, we advertise basic Wi-Fi, but we don't say every site just because there are variables that can come into play to change that (Tall RV's in line of site, computer antenna strength etc.) Most RV's have the best access with a Wi-Fi booster in their RV. We hope you would choose to come back again, and if you do, we can book by area, so be sure just mention the area you would like so we can let you know in advance if there are openings. If you like the upper area, after our septic upgrade is complete, we hope with county's favor to make more sites behind that area with satellite access. Kind regards, Chris ~owner.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 01/08/2018

I stay here when I visit my son's family. The staff are the best and are willing to go the extra mile for you. I stay in the off season for at least a week. It is quiet and the grounds are clean. WIFI is spotty and very weak in the two areas we stayed. Cell service is good away from the entrance sites which have no service. Overall I see improvements with each stay. The owners are doing their absolute best and want you to enjoy your stay. I would absolutely stay here when I am in Port Angeles. Read More

I stay here when I visit my son's family. The staff are the best and are willing to go the extra mile for you. I stay in the off season for at least a week. It is quiet and the grounds are clean. WIFI is spotty and very weak in the two areas we stayed. Cell service is good away from the entrance sites which have no service. Overall I see improvements with each stay. The owners are doing their absolute best and want you to enjoy your stay. I would absolutely stay here when I am in Port Angeles.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 08/16/2017

Nice RV Park with a great location. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The roads and sites are gravel with many having enough slope to warrant blocks to level. They offer nice bathrooms with showers, laundry facilities and easy access to two of the entrances to the national park. We plan to stay here again. See our full review and pictures at www.thegilliamsisland.com

4 4 out of 5 stars 07/17/2017

We accepted Overflow when we made the reservations so we ended up in a gravel parking lot without sewer for 2 weeks. However they had a pump out service and the site was very good size. An excellent place for traveling the Olympic peninsula and taking the ferry to Victoria. Wifi was spotty and no cable. Few channels OTA. The owners were outstanding! I would stay there again (in a regular site).

5 5 out of 5 stars 07/04/2017

Very nice Park. Lots are terraced so easy to level. All sites had a picnic table, and grass. Very quiet and peaceful. Owners even have a veggie garden and you can help your self to anything that's ready. Will definitely stay here again.

5 5 out of 5 stars 06/20/2017

We always enjoy staying at this Good Sam Park. The family is so nice and helpful. We were escorted to our site by one of the sons on their bike - very courteous and made sure we knew everything. The store is a pleasure with unique handcrafted product as well as RV supplies. The park is very clean and well landscaped. The bathrooms/laundry and rec hall area are beautiful. This is a great place to stay for ferry crossings and to visit Port Angeles area. We really enjoyed the stay - we had a... Read More

We always enjoy staying at this Good Sam Park. The family is so nice and helpful. We were escorted to our site by one of the sons on their bike - very courteous and made sure we knew everything. The store is a pleasure with unique handcrafted product as well as RV supplies. The park is very clean and well landscaped. The bathrooms/laundry and rec hall area are beautiful. This is a great place to stay for ferry crossings and to visit Port Angeles area. We really enjoyed the stay - we had a big rig site that was just perfect, nice and level and spacious. We would definitely stay again.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 10/25/2016

Campground is set in the forest, with hilly terrain. Our site was spacious, but big rigs might find it a little tight. Very friendly staff. Centrally located near Port Angeles and Olympic NP. Would stay there again.

4 4 out of 5 stars 10/01/2016

Nice park. There are "resident" campers . Spaces are cramped but nice location. Restrooms are in need of updating but clean. Nice trails around park and to the old dam site. Very nice hosts.

5 5 out of 5 stars 09/14/2016

This is the best commercial campground we've seen in 6 months traveling. Everything works, is well maintained. Beautiful new restroom and laundry facilities. Some of the sites have a little privacy (like the one we're in). The location is amazing for visiting Olympic Peninsula highlights. Owners very friendly and helpful. What a great visit! They've worked hard on this place and it shows.

5 5 out of 5 stars 06/22/2016

Our stay was amazing. We loved it. Little Gem tucked back in far enough away from the city of Port Angeles, but close enough for a quick food trip. Beautiful area, hikes, and amazing views. Owners were friendly and always working on the grounds. They are sitting on a little gold mine. I hope to be back, but I may have to make my reservation much sooner as more and more people find out about this place. From The Red Head

4 4 out of 5 stars 06/16/2016

Stayed at this park for two days in mid June. Pros: -Very friendly Staff. (This park is privately owned by a family which lives on site and maintains the park.) -Nice website listing information about park. -Large grassy areas to play in or walk dog. -Things for kids to do: Basketball, horseshoes, and volleyball. -Clean well maintained restrooms! Cons: -Extremely slow wireless internet. (May be fixed by the time you read this. They related that an upgrade for their system is scheduled... Read More

Stayed at this park for two days in mid June. Pros: -Very friendly Staff. (This park is privately owned by a family which lives on site and maintains the park.) -Nice website listing information about park. -Large grassy areas to play in or walk dog. -Things for kids to do: Basketball, horseshoes, and volleyball. -Clean well maintained restrooms! Cons: -Extremely slow wireless internet. (May be fixed by the time you read this. They related that an upgrade for their system is scheduled for early July.) -Can hear traffic noise from highway. Quiet Hours at park are not enforced. -Some spaces are VERY narrow. These are the overflow area where (unfortunately) we stayed. With slide-outs extended, there was not space to walk between RVs. Like two feet of space between our side-out and neighbor RV. So if you have a larger rig, view website and make sure you get one of the spots that allows you plenty of room. Not all sites are equal here. Some places have nice view and space, others not so much. NOTE: Owners are constantly improving this park. They seemed very interested in visitor feedback and willing to make stay more comfortable and provide information when requested.
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Greetings Oregon Adventure, Thank you for your review. We must have missed the loud happenings during your stay and apologize, we actually do enforce quiet hours. The overflow sites at that time were just put in and a few RV's ended up parking over what should have been their allotted space. A few adjustments have helped a little and have seeming to go more smoothly. Even so, we are prefacing these sites before booking them. Our utmost goal is for visitors to have the best possible experience... Read More

Greetings Oregon Adventure, Thank you for your review. We must have missed the loud happenings during your stay and apologize, we actually do enforce quiet hours. The overflow sites at that time were just put in and a few RV's ended up parking over what should have been their allotted space. A few adjustments have helped a little and have seeming to go more smoothly. Even so, we are prefacing these sites before booking them. Our utmost goal is for visitors to have the best possible experience ever while here on the Peninsula where ever they end up. Since we didn't meet your expectations, we would love the opportunity to give back the value you deserve. Just give us a call. Kind regards.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/2015

The new owners are just wonderful and are very friendly and helpful. Great Rv sites to set up in. Everyone obeyed the speed limits in the park making it safe for the children to walk around the park and to the pool.

5 5 out of 5 stars 10/02/2015

Beautiful location and wonderful hosts. Everything was exceptionally clean and the staff are well informed on local attractions.

5 5 out of 5 stars 09/15/2015

Great Weekend retreat for us we are about 1.5 hours away, Owners want to please and they do ! Great base camp to do some exploring. Grand Daughter loved going to Salt Creek and exploring the tide Pools. It had been 20 years since we went to the Hoh Rain Forest but it was just the right day trip. Campground was an Oasis of quiet. Showed my Grand Daughter an Old dude can still play a mean set of Horse Shoes. Lots of places to Hike and the old Dam site is cool to see how it is coming back to nature.... Read More

Great Weekend retreat for us we are about 1.5 hours away, Owners want to please and they do ! Great base camp to do some exploring. Grand Daughter loved going to Salt Creek and exploring the tide Pools. It had been 20 years since we went to the Hoh Rain Forest but it was just the right day trip. Campground was an Oasis of quiet. Showed my Grand Daughter an Old dude can still play a mean set of Horse Shoes. Lots of places to Hike and the old Dam site is cool to see how it is coming back to nature. Pull through spots where a little tighter than I would have liked but overall a very nice park. Our site was close to where they let their Horses run, my Grand Daughter is big into horses so she was smitten. This one I know I will be taking short hops to recharge the batteries often.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 07/03/2022

You feel like you are right in the forest. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. They also provide a lot of area information, including restaurants, hikes, things to do and see. If you have kids, there are several activities placed around outside. They have a free DVD movie library. The place is very clean and organized. A good location for going in and out of different areas of Olympic National Park and about 6 miles from downtown.

4 4 out of 5 stars 09/22/2019

To start with this in NOT a hotel but a wonderful RV park. So yes in your RV you have in room dining, The office does have stairs (no ramp) so it is not wheelchair accessible but my husband got around with his walker and/or cane. This is a charming RV park with incredible, lush nature at the base of the Olympic Rain Forest. This RV park has a coin op laundry for your needs. For those who use showers etc they have coin op showers. Someone in town explained that before they took down the Elwha... Read More

To start with this in NOT a hotel but a wonderful RV park. So yes in your RV you have in room dining, The office does have stairs (no ramp) so it is not wheelchair accessible but my husband got around with his walker and/or cane. This is a charming RV park with incredible, lush nature at the base of the Olympic Rain Forest. This RV park has a coin op laundry for your needs. For those who use showers etc they have coin op showers. Someone in town explained that before they took down the Elwha Dam Port Angeles had an abundance of water but no one thought of the ramifications of taking down the dam, but they lost their reservoirs and during summer Port Angeles runs out of water unless they make folks conserve. Now as for negatives: When you check in you are given a map of the campground with on the flip-side Park Info that states the TV channels (2 CBS, 6 CTV, 8 CTV, 10 Ind, and 12 CBS) None of these channels are availabl, maybe do to overcast conditions. We did adjust our antenea to every setting available.. We verified this with several couples. Very disappointed missing the new fall lineup. The park owners do have a large TV in the clubhouse with satellite Do to our luck the Directv was having a problem during our Seahawks game. The park owner invited us to his home to finish watching the game which was above and beyond what we expected him to do. Once we get our satellite on our rig working we will be back. We also were given a sheet of paper with close by places to see and on the otherside restaurants to try. Thanks to this list we had a wonderful fish meal at Joshua's. Great wi-fi. Overall it was a wonderful stay. Expect rain when you stay near the Rain Forrest!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/16/2019

Very nice park.

5 5 out of 5 stars 06/08/2018

As I've travelled across the country this spring, I've stayed at many RV campgrounds. This one, is by far, the nicest! I hadn't read the reviews before I came here, and went merely on the rate, which was much more reasonable than other parks in the area. When I pulled up, I couldn't have been more pleased. The owners are kind and helpful, they have such a personal touch that you feel you have come to stay with family. There were some wonderful and amazing amenities. Beautiful woodcarvings around... Read More

As I've travelled across the country this spring, I've stayed at many RV campgrounds. This one, is by far, the nicest! I hadn't read the reviews before I came here, and went merely on the rate, which was much more reasonable than other parks in the area. When I pulled up, I couldn't have been more pleased. The owners are kind and helpful, they have such a personal touch that you feel you have come to stay with family. There were some wonderful and amazing amenities. Beautiful woodcarvings around the park, landscaping that covers up the standard electric posts and gives both privacy and a personal feel to each site. Then there is the free lending DVD library. Just borrow and return from an extensive list! Need fresh veggies? Check out the garden and take whatever you like. I was begged to take as much spinach as I wanted for fear it would go to seed. The bathrooms are immaculate and they have puzzles going in the laundry room. I would stay here forever!
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47 Lower Dam Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Coordinates: 48.097749, -123.552677
Elevation:

Directions
From Jct of US 101 & Lincoln St (in town): Go 5-1/2 mi W on US 101 to SR-112, then 3/4 mi W on SR-112 to Lower Dam Rd, then 1/8 mi S on Dam Rd (L)

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