Deer Park Campground, Olympic National Park
On Thursday we headed to the Olympic peninsula and found our way to Deer Park, an amazing National Park campsite, situated at 5400 feet in the Olympic mountains. If you can brave an unpaved mountain road for about 8 miles, this experience is car camping at its best!
^breathtaking mountain scenery!^
^not a bad spot for some afternoon reading^
^Deer Park is an appropriate name for this spot…the deer weren’t shy about wandering right up to our campsite^
^I brought my tripod along and got some star photos. As you can see they are blurry so I need to work on my technique. There is a shooting star in this photo, which I can’t believe I managed to capture! The stars here were AMAZING. So happy we had a clear night for stargazing.^
Deer Park is a first-come-first-served area with only 14 campsites so I recommend arriving as early as you can to get a good spot. The fee for the night is $10, which you leave in a lock box near the entrance. We’d love to come back to this campsite again when we have more time and check out some of the nearby trails. It is such a gorgeous area.
We had such an amazing weekend at Olympic National Park! Stay tuned on the blog this week for some details about the next phase of our trip, backpacking on the coast.