Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is Olympic National Park open?
A: Olympic National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, although some roads, campgrounds and other visitor facilities close in winter. Emergency situations including flooding, blowdowns or wildland fire may also close areas temporarily. See Olympic National Park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/olym for current park conditions.
Q: What is the entrance fee?
A: Single visit entrance fee is $15 per vehicle (good for up to seven consecutive days at any Olympic National Park entrance: Individual fee, on foot, bicycle, or motorcycle -- is $5. Children 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.
Q: What's there to do in Olympic National Park?
A: There are miles of beautiful beach to explore at Kalaloch, wonderful lake fishing and canoeing at Quinault and Lake Crescent, and the inviting hot springs at Sol Duc. Hike a trail, fly a kite, explore the rain forest, build a sandcastle, fish - or just sit, relax and take in the most stunning panoramas in the Pacific Northwest.
Q: Which ferry service do you recommend if traveling from Seattle?
A: The most direct route from Seattle and SeaTac Airport is via the Bainbridge Island ferry from downtown Seattle, operated by the Washington State Ferry System. A driving route can be chosen from Interstate 5 through Tacoma and Bremerton to the Olympic Peninsula.
Q: How far in advance should overnight accommodations be reserved?
A: We recommend that you make reservations at least four months in advance for stays during the summer months, and six months in advance for extended stays. However, with a little flexibility, we often are able to accommodate guests with little advance notice, so please always check online or give us a call.
Q: Are reservations required for dining?
A: Yes, we recommend that you make your dining reservations through the front desk upon arrival.
Q: Do you have non-smoking rooms?
A: Yes, all of our Lodges have non-smoking accommodations.
Q. When is check in?
A: The registration desk at Kalaloch Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Check in time is 4:00 p.m and check-out is 11:00 a.m.
Q: Are dogs allowed at Kalaloch Lodge?
A: Kalaloch Lodge is a pet-friendly property with many rooms available for guests traveling with their dog or dogs (up to two per cabin).