Submitted by Olympic National Forest
Olympia, WA – Olympic National Forest is now offering an alternative overnight option to recreation enthusiasts who want to camp without pitching a tent! Three yurts, located in the Coho Campground on Lake Wynoochee, are available for rent at the rate of $65.00 per night. The structures were recently completed by Wilderness Adventures, a concession group that will manage the rentals through an agreement with Olympic National Forest.
“We are excited to have the yurts in place and pleased to offer this opportunity to the public,” said Dean Yoshina, Hood Canal District Ranger. “Each of the yurts meets accessibility standards, is fully furnished, and can easily accommodate groups of five or six people.”
The structures, 16-feet in diameter, are permanent tents made of vinyl canvas stretched over a wooden lattice. Each is built on an elevated platform with a deck that overlooks the lake and equipped with heat, electric lights, a futon couch, a bunk bed, a table and chairs. Picnic tables and fire rings are located outside. Campers must supply their own bedding (beds are twin, full, and queen sizes) and cooking supplies.
The yurts are located a short distance from water faucets, newly rebuilt flush toilets, and a pleasant day use area. They will be available on a “first come, first served” basis until November 17 when the campground will close for the season. Coho Campground is expected to open again next May but visitors can reserve the yurts ahead of time by visiting http://www.recreation.gov/ and following links to Coho Campground.
Coho Campground is located 35 miles north of Montesano. From Route 12, turn north onto the Wynoochee Valley Road and continue 35 miles north to Forest Service Road 22. Turn left on Forest Service Road 22 and then right on Forest Service Road 2294. Coho Campground is located one mile ahead on the right. For additional information about the yurt rentals, please call the Hood Canal Ranger District at 360-765-2200.