Lake Quinault, Washington

Our siteJune 28-30, 2020

After an overnight at Claire and Marsha's on Whidbey Island, we took the Coupeville ferry to Port Townsend. It was Sunday, so we figured we wouldn't have trouble finding a camping spot in one of the many Olympic National Park campgrounds. But because of Covid-19, all the north and coastal campgrounds were closed.

It was dinnertime when we arrived at Lake Quinault. The Lodge, which was nearly empty, directed us to a private place down the road.


Dinner over the fire

The Rain Forest Resort was actually quite nice. A grassy area for RVs and some cabins, right on the lake. There were several RVs, but the cabins were empty. The lake and restaurants were closed, due to Covid-19. So we got to experience the lake at its quietest.

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Cape Perpetua


Our first day we went for a long hike in the rain forest, then spent some time relaxing on the grounds of the beautiful old lodge, with almost no one around.

The second day, before we left, we took a drive all around the lake and explored waterfalls and an old homestead.

We felt lucky to experience this beautiful area without the normal crowds and activity.