The bluff and beach called Kalaloch has a campground, gas station/country store, and the
Kalaloch Lodge (360/962-2271 or 866/525-2562), operated as a park concessionaire. The lodge consists of three different types of facilities: the 1950s-era main lodge ($164 d), cabins of various types ($181–300), and the Seacrest House Motel ($164–186). There are no TVs in the rooms, but the sitting room has one for those who can’t miss their soaps. Some of the cabins have kitchens and offer waterside views. Make reservations far ahead for the nicest rooms or the bluff cabins; some places are reserved 11 months ahead of time for July and August. The lodge also has a café, gift shop, and lounge.
Across from the lodge is the Park Service’s
Kalaloch Visitor Information Center (360/962-2283, daily June–Sept., with variable hours the rest of the year) where you’ll find natural history books, maps, pamphlets, and tide charts for beach walking.
The National Park Service’s Kalaloch Campground ($12; open year-round) sits on a bluff overlooking the beach. During the summer, attend campfire programs or join a tidepool walk at Beach 4. The primitive South Beach Campground ($8, open summers only) is on the southern edge of the park three miles south of Kalaloch. These are the only two campgrounds on the dozen miles of Pacific shoreline between Queets and the Hoh Reservation.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition