What: Bogachiel State Park is a remote, 123-acre forested state park next to the Bogachiel River on the Olympic Peninsula and is open for camping all year. The park has a short hiking trail and offers easy access to explore the Hoh Rain Forest. The park is a popular spot for bird-watching.
When: Daily from 8 a.m.-dusk
Where: Six miles south of Forks
History: Established in 1931, the park was jointly managed for years by State Parks, Bogachiel Commercial Club and the Forks Chamber of Commerce. State Parks began staffing Bogachiel in 1961.
Getting there: Take U.S. Highway 101 six miles south of Forks to the park entrance on the west side of the road.
Cost: There is a $10 per day, $30 per year vehicle fee to use state parks. Camping will cost $28 for a utility site, $27 for a partial-utility site, $21 for a standard site or $12 for a primitive campsite.
Of note: There are six picnic tables and a mile of hiking trails, as well as bird-watching and wildlife viewing (deer and eagles). No vampires have been spotted at the park, but if you are a fan of the “Twilight” books and movies set in this area, tour information is available at the Forks Chamber of Commerce office. (The final movie in the series was released this month.) Bogachiel State Park is on the tip of the Hoh Rain Forest, which receives as much as 160 inches of rain each year.