Parks & Camping Travel

Boondocking at the Lyre River Campground, WA.

As we are hugging the Washington coast we decide to boondock at the Lyre River Campground, located right off WA Hwy 112 / Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway on the Olympic Peninsula, about 20 miles west of Port Angeles. The campground is managed by the Washington State’s Department of Natural Resources, and amenities are a pit toilet and a trash container. There is a fishing platform as well,located right on the Lyre River, but there are no hookups, potable water or a dump station. All eleven nicely spaced and first come, first served campsites have a fire pit and a picnic table and are relatively small, but we could still fit our 24 ft. class B rig. We were surrounded by large trees and had a spot right at the river. Very peaceful and serene, albeit dark with only rays of sunlight trying to make their way through the canopy. Very beautiful indeed. We had Verizon 4G 2 bar service here which was very surprising to us as we expected it to be non existant in the forest.

“Technically spoken” this is not a boondocking site since a Discover Pass is needed to stay here. The pass can be obtained for $30 and is certainly worth the money if you decide to further explore the state.

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