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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAMPGROUND PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Campground Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Mora Campground is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas and facilities are closed. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the campgrounds within the park. Several tribal reservations are closed to outside visitors, meaning these areas of the park are currently closed. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Mora Campground is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Mora Campground is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Mora Campground currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
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Mora Campground Overview

Mora Campground is on the reservation system May 26, 2021 - September 15, 2021. Reservations can be made online 6 months in advance. During the rest of the year, it is on a first-come, first-served basis. During winter (November - April), some campground loops are closed, but camping is still available.

Nestled in a coastal forest, Mora Campground is located along the western coast of Olympic National Park and is near the Quillayute River. While no campsites provide a view of the river, a few sites are a small walk away from the riverbank. Surrounded by thick coastal forest, Mora Campground provides a quiet camping experience among large and mossy trees. 

Recreation

Rialto Beach is located 2 miles away from Mora Campground and can be accessed by vehicle or on foot (this will require walking alongside a narrow road with no sidewalk). In the summer, a temporary accessible ramp is available that provides a view of the ocean and the beach from the parking area. During sufficient low tides, tidepooling is available at Hole-in-the-Wall, a 1.5 miles hike form the Rialto Beach parking area. Swimming is not recommended due to the presence of strong surf, rocks, and rip-tides. Rialto Beach is known for large drift logs that may pose a threat to hikers during high tides. It is recommended that all visitors consult a tide chart before hiking along the coast.

James Pond Loop Trail (.3 miles) is an easy forest trail. The trail head can be found near the Mora Ranger Station. This small trail leads into the forest and ends near a small pond, which provides wildlife viewing. 

Facilities

Mora Campground offers 94 campsites, including one accessible site. Potable water and flush toilets are located throughout the campground. Each campsite contains a fire ring (with a fire grate) and picnic table. No electrical hookups are available at any campsites, but there is a RV dump station available (summer only) for $10 fee ($5 for Senior or Access Passes). The dump station fee is not included in the camping fee. 

There is no WiFi in the campground, but there is some cell service depending on the cellular provider. The nearest convenience store and restaurant is located three miles away (5 minute drive). Otherwise, the town of Forks is 13 miles (20 minute drive) and La Push is 9.5 miles (15 minute drive). A small ranger station is within walking distance of the campground and there is an outdoor amphitheater where evening ranger presentations are provided on summer weekends. 

Natural Features
  • Pacific Ocean 
  • Rialto Beach (rocky beach with sea stacks)
  • Quillayute River 
  • Coastal Forest
Nearby Attractions

Mora provides a central location for exploring the western portion of Olympic National Park. Wilderness coast line can be accessed via Third and Second Beach trailheads –no more than a 10 minute drive away. It is also a great jumping point to visit the Hoh Rainforest and Kalaoch areas of Olympic National Park. 

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Between 07/02/2020 and 09/16/2020 this location is staffed. Please call (360) 565-3056 to speak with local staff. From 09/17/2020 to 06/30/2021 this location is unstaffed. Please call (360) 565-3130 for general information.
Directions to Campground

From North Drive southbound on Highway 101. Turn right on at the HWY 110 junction labeled for La Push (just before the town of Forks, WA). Drive on HWY 110 and turn right on Mora Road. Turn left just after the Mora Ranger Station and follow the signs into the campground.  From South Drive northbound on Highway 101. Turn left on at the HWY 110 junction labeled for La Push (just after the town of Forks, WA). Drive on HWY 110 and turn right on Mora Road. Turn left just after the Mora Ranger Station and follow the signs into the campground.

This page includes information about Mora Campground in Olympic National Park | With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. Encompassing nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline. Come explore! | Washington | https://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm