The Elwha Story
The Elwha RV Park & Campground sits inside a mature evergreen forest alongside the Olympic National Forest and the Elwha River gorge; former home of the Lower Elwha Dam.
If you are into biking, rock-hounding, hiking, catching sunsets, bird-watching, hydroponics & gardens, or simply soaking in nature's best, this is the place for you!
We love sharing a space & environment which empowers you to escape, reset, & rejuvenate.
Although the dams have been removed from the river, the park has retained the name. David and Chris agree with the previous owner, that "It will always be the site of the old dam, so it will still be ‘The Best RV Park by a Dam Site'.” Be sure and check out the information page on the Elwha Dam history and its removal.
You'll find this park conveniently located just off of Scenic Highway 112, by the beautiful Elwha River Canyon and the former Elwha Dam site. It's a peaceful setting in the woods, convenient to fishing, boating, and beachcombing on the North Olympic Coast, as well as hiking and biking trails in the Olympic National Park.
Come join us for a night, or a longer visit, and see why the Elwha Dam RV Park is such a welcoming place to stay.
Meet Our Team
We are so thankful for the friendly faces that make up our growing Elwha Team! This place wouldn't be the same without them!
Our Elwha team mission is to impact the lives of our guests with value and extraordinary experiences through camping and outdoor experiences.
We always seek to greet you with a smile, make you feel welcome, and serve as a gateway to the beautiful and wild Olympic Peninsula!
About the Owners
David and Chris manage the RV park with their family and an expanding team.
They are eager to serve and share their expert knowledge of the incredible natural wonders around them.
They say it still feels like yesterday when they searched over a year to find the perfect park.
They say, "It was hard to find a place that has the best of all worlds, but here at the Elwha it seems we do: It has a peaceful healing vibe, with majesty all around: the mountain peaks that stand in the distance; the splendor of the forest, lakes, and waterfalls; the Straight of Juan De Fuca and ocean experience 5 minutes away; a Victoria, BC international experience just a boat ride away; plus a community of service that suits a family's needs.
Port Angeles truly is a unique place.
2022 Award Finalists
Our Guest's experience is why we do what we do, and today we can excitedly share that we've been selected as a FINALIST for two National Awards: Park of the Year & Plan-It Green Park of the Year.
We want to thank our wonderful guests, and especially those of you who return to stay with us year after year! You inspire us. You are a part of us, and we wouldn't be the same without YOU!
These awards reflect our commitment to provide a unique and high-value camping experience to our guests, as well as our commitment to protecting the natural environment around us.
We are honored for the recognition and feel privileged to share the wonderment of our home turf with our National community of RV Parks & Campgrounds!
Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Elwha Dam RV Park makes the Top 5 WA RV Parks in RVtravel Guide
Elwha Dam RV Park jokingly refers to itself as the “Best RV Park next to a Dam Site,” but this is a great park for local access to Washington’s best attractions. RV sites come with full utility hookups along with free Wi-Fi throughout the park. The restrooms, showers and laundry facilities are kept clean and sparkling for your enjoyment. A camp store supplies you with firewood, propane, and some RV parts. The whole campground is shaded by massive trees and patrolled by security 24/7.
The Port Angeles area is home to some spectacular sights and sounds. Olympic National Park is nearby and open for hiking, biking, or scenic drives with its coastal areas and dense old growth forests. Some of the best attractions in Olympic include Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent, the Sol Duc region, Madison Falls, and the Elwha River. It’ll be difficult to run out things to do at Olympic National Park.
Other Elwha Dam RV Park Awards
Elwha Dam RV Park is one of the few parks that has received 10 consecutive awards of the year for the Best Business Hall of Fame and Best of Port Angeles Award in the Recreational Vehicle Parks category by the U.S. Commerce Association in Washington, DC. The association's "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.
Wildlife Recognitions and Certifications
We are also recognized as good stewards of our land by the:
- Wildlife Society
- National Wildlife Federation, we are a "Certified Wildlife Habitat"
- Living with Wildlife
- Sierra Club, salmon friendly landscaping along with 36 species of birds that have been identified at our feeders so far.