Camp David Jr. operations have been reduced from 10 months per year to 6 months per year, due to County-wide budget reductions. The dates of operation for the Camp are April 16th through October 15th of each year. Reservation requests, reservation processing, and all fees will now be sent directly to the Parks Office. This is obviously a major revision to a long-standing and very popular program. Given the County's current financial situation, the County cannot continue "business as usual" and must look for ways to significantly reduce expenditures. It is understood these changes will impact individuals and groups that have been using Camp David Jr. for many years. The County thanks all of you for your current and past patronage and support of Camp David Jr. and ask for your patience and understanding during this transition period.
On majestic Lake Crescent, Camp David Jr. provides a beautiful setting for all types of group activities, focusing on youth groups. The grounds of the oldest county park in the state are beautifully maintained. The camp is rich in history since it was originally a health spa in the very early 1900's and much of the history is preserved on the site. Camp David Jr. has been maintained as an outdoor recreation camp since 1935.
Sitting on the veranda of the lodge overlooking the lake, you can easily imagine what it must have been like 100 years ago, when the sites original use was that of a health spa. Young people from across the western U.S. have a ball swimming, canoeing, fishing, and stone-skipping on the Olympic National Park lake. Nearby attractions include the Sol Duc and Elwha River valleys, numerous trails (including the Olympic Discovery Trail), and Lake Crescent Lodge.
The camp provides a great opportunity for a variety of youth and adult group retreats, educational camps, recreation camps, waterfront activities, family reunions and even weddings.
It is used on a reservation basis only and has a capacity for overnight use of 100. It is one of the finest outdoor recreation resident camps in the state. The facilities include a beautiful main lodge (full of elk horn chandeliers and paintings) kitchen/dining facilities, eight sleeping cabins, two group restrooms (accessible), one staff duplex, a beach cabin, a log cabin lodge, swimming area, fishing dock, grass playfield, manager's residence, and 8.5 acres of Lake Crescent waterfront property.
Qui Si Sana Lodge has a fully equipped kitchen, dining hall, arts/crafts room, and restrooms, with showers. A massive fireplace is a cozy location to gather in the evenings. In any weather, the covered porches allow unparalleled views of Lake Crescent.
Sleeping Cabins are clustered in groups of four; each cluster is served by a central restroom building. Cabins, with bunks and mattresses, sleep between eight and eleven individuals each.
The Beach Cabin has a small kitchen, full bath, sleeping area and can be used by large or small groups.
WoHeLo Lodge is a rustic log cabin on the lake's edge, mostly used as a gathering place. It is a day-use facility only with no overnight accomodations allowed.
Hours of Operation
Camp David Jr. will be open from April 16 to October 15 each year. The Camp will be closed the remainder of the year (October 16th through April 15th).
Contact the Park Office for information on facility availability.
Click on this link to view the application for use.
Basic Camp Regulations
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
- Fireworks, RV's, and pets are to be left at home.
- No smoking, except in designated areas.
- There are many beautiful trees and shrubs at the camp. Please leave them for others to enjoy.
- The Camp Ranger will outline additional rules to be followed during your stay and for the clean-up prior to leaving.
- Quiet hours: 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
- Hunting or the use of firearms, bow and arrow, air or gas weapon, or other projectile devices capable of injuring or killing any person or animal or damaging or destroying park property is prohibited.
Camp David Jr. is located on the north shore of Lake Crescent off Highway 101. After reaching the west end of Lake Crescent, passing the Fairholm Store, turn right on to Camp David Jr. Road. Continue on Camp David Jr. Road for 1 1/2 miles, the entrance is on the right.
223 E. 4th Street, Suite 7
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Camp David Jr.:
1452 Camp David Jr. Road
Port Angeles, WA 98363