Kalaloch is known for its wide sandy beach. The Kalaloch area has two campgrounds, a concession-operated lodge, a ranger station (open daily in summer only) with exhibits and information desk, a picnic area, self-guided nature trails. The Quinault Indians first called this coastal land “Kalaloch” or “good place to land.” Their ancient and native culture, still a strong presence here, thrived across the vibrant trio of protected sub-alpine, forest and coastal ecosystems that today comprise majestic Olympic National Park and its nearly one million acres.  Here, the Pacific Ocean breaks upon miles of driftwood-lined beaches. The soaring evergreen forest rises just beyond the sand.

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Address / Contact

Kalaloch Lodge

Olympic National Park

157151 Hwy 101
Forks WA, 98331

(360) 962-2271


 Kalaloch is open year-round. The ranger station is open daily in summer only.

Park Information


  • camping
  • restrooms
  • accessible
  • lodging
  • trails
  • picnic-area

Marine Mammals Commonly Seen Here

Marine Mammals Occasionally Seen Here

Travel Tips

Kalaloch is accessible directly off of Highway 101 (Directions).
The Whale Trail is a nonprofit organization in partnership with
Partners NOAA Seattle Aquarium People for Puget Sound Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife The Whale Museum National Marine Sanctuaries