Rover Location Database

Grid Square CN77

9 locations - Mt Octopus - Langley Hill - Griffiths-Priday SP - Pacific Beach SP - Yahoo Lake - Near Yahoo Lake - Driftwood RV Resort - Hole in the Wall - Ocean City

Potential VHF rover sites in Washington grid CN77. Be careful.
CN77 dimensions are 93.4 by 69.2 miles.
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Mt Octopus, CN77vr99

Latitude, Longitude
47.749936, -124.168709
Map Location Near city of Forks, Jefferson County, WA, Altitude 2400
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2006-04-11
Comments by: Eric KB7DQH

The quickest high ground off of US 101 in CN77 puts you at nearly 2000 feet AMSL and was good enough for DNR to establish a communications site at the top.

Driving directions: The road to the com site is gated, but, just below the gate is a large filled-in area that is perfect for a large multi op station setup, or a rover with a 5th wheel to pull around in a big circle for turnaround.

Restrictions: The road up the side of the mountain is typical for DNR logging roads, well maintained, and not terribly steep or narrow.

Langley Hill, CN77wc57

Latitude, Longitude
47.115223, -124.117519
Map Location Near city of Copalis Beach, Grays Harbor County, WA, Altitude 200
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-09-03
Comments by: Eric KB7DQH

2021 K7BWH: Don't go. Gated off on Salal Drive and overgrown.

2006 KB7DQH: Approximately three miles East of Copalis Beach. Has good launch angle for most of the VHF/UHF bands, especially North and South for coastal tropo work. There are also good shots into Portland area and surprisingly good path into Eastern Washington. (N7AU was LOUD on 2 meters). Easy to spot the 300 foot high Nextel tower about 1/4 mile south of the road, and a naked 200 or so foot freestanding tower about 500 feet south of where I operated from. Both are lit at night.

Driving directions: Go east of Copalis Beach on Copalis Beach Road. Look for an uphill section.
- From Copalis Beach Road (Eastbound) turn South onto Elk Ridge Rd.
- Go left onto Salal Drive.
- At end of the pavement is a single lane gravel road directly ahead, and a GATE.

Griffiths-Priday SP, CN77vc87

Latitude, Longitude
47.114524, -124.177589
Map Location Near city of Copalis Beach, Grays Harbor County, WA, Altitude 30
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-10-02
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Griffiths-Priday is in a wide flat region with mountains far away which gives this place a good horizon. There's a big covered group picnic shelter about 100 yards from the parking lot, which would be the highest/best place to operate if you can carry your gear a little ways.

In Sept 2021, the park is poorly maintained, run down, and restrooms are dirty and full of graffiti.

Restrictions: No overnight. No camping.

Pacific Beach SP, CN77ve59

Latitude, Longitude
47.205276, -124.202165
Map Location Near city of Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, WA, Altitude 10
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2020-06-04
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Pacific Beach State Park is a year-round oceanfront camping park with electrical hookups and three restaurants nearby. See their website: Pacific Beach SP

Yahoo Lake, CN77xq72

Latitude, Longitude
47.676785, -124.019754
Map Location Near city of Forks, Jefferson County, WA, Altitude 2400
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-09-03
Comments by: Adam Barberra W2NCC

This is a nice campground nestled slightly in a cut. There are a few forest-service roads toward nearby hilltops that may also be of interest. For example, CN87aq45sp might promise a good open view toward the east. We don't care about the west horizon because from Forks westward there is nobody to talk to. There is likely room for a couple people to spread out by a half mile or so.

Driving directions: Take the Hoh Mainline Road
Make your way to "Upper Clearwater Campground"
Then try to find Yahoo Lake. This needs scouting.
In 2021, Barry K7BWH found the "road" from CN77xp72 "Near Yahoo Lake" is overgrown and not viable.

Restrictions: Discover Pass required

Near Yahoo Lake, CN77xp56

Latitude, Longitude
47.651029, -124.037214
Map Location Near city of Forks, Jefferson County, WA, Altitude 2183
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-09-03
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

I ended up at this nice spot while searching for Yahoo Lake. There's lots of room for people to camp and any sedan or RV can make it up here.

It seems like a good place to operate but I guess nobody was on the air on 6m when I visited unannounced.

Driving directions: From Highway 101:

  • 0.0 - Turn east on Clearwater Road
  • 1.2 - Turn right onto NF-3000
  • 6.5 - CN77vo: This is a big paved turnout, would be okay to camp or operate.
  • 9.6 - "Swampie Welcome" sign and map. Keep right even though it descends.
  • 10.8 - Bring a pruning saw and watch for low clearance and fallen trees.
  • 13.0 - Keep right at Y to stay on NF-2525 (left is Q-3800).
  • 14.8 - Large flat camping area at a sharp bend in the road.
  • The road becomes soggy and overgrown beyond this point.

Restrictions: Discover Pass required

Driftwood RV Resort, CN77vc98

Latitude, Longitude
47.118660, -124.171050
Map Location Near city of Copalis, Grays Harbor County, WA, Altitude 20
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2021-09-03
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

This is a clean, staffed and very attractive RV resort in the touristy town of Copalis Beach near the beach and recreation activities. Best for large RV's that want big pull-through spots. All sites $55/night plus tax.

Driving directions:
3209 WA-109, Copalis Beach, WA 98535
driftwoodrvresort.com
360-940-7048

Hole in the Wall, CN77xx87

Latitude, Longitude
47.989979, -124.016247
Map Location Near city of Sol Duc, Clallam County, WA, Altitude 3400
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2006-04-11
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

Hole in the Wall 1 Hole in the Wall 2

This is up a paved forest Road south of Highway 101. It gives easy access to the CN77-78 grid line. The Delorme maps for this area are not particularly good, and if it is cloudy you can easily get turned around.

Driving directions: Go west from Port Angeles:

  • 0.0 - Turn south on Cooper Ranch Road opposite Klahowya Campground.
  • 0.3 - Turn left onto NF-29, a narrow single-lane paved road.
  • 1.7 - Keep left to stay on NF-29, still mostly paved.
  • 2.4 - Turn right to stay on NF-29, ignore unpaved side roads.
  • 7.2 - Keep right at Y
  • 8.7 - Keep right; both roads join about 100 yards ahead.
  • 10.0 - CN78xa46: a ridge with open horizon east, this would work okay to setup in CN78.
  • 10.8 - Is the "hole" photo above, and turn-off to NF-2922. No good horizon east from here.
  • 11.3 - CN77xx69: the end of the pavement and a good place to operate in CN77.
  • Allow 35 - 45 minutes from main highway.

Ocean City, CN77wa07

Latitude, Longitude
47.032587, -124.164064
Map Location Near city of Ocean City, Grays Harbor County, WA, Altitude 0
Map See Google map, Bing map, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2006-04-11
Comments by: Lynn N7CFO

This is a state park located just north of the CN76/CN77 grid line near Copalis Beach. It is a large park with camping and day use facilities. It is an easy 6/2/432 haul into the Seattle area IF people have their beams pointed in the proper direction to work you. If you go into CN76 or CN77 you are well advised to do a lot of planning and make sure that amateurs in the Seattle and Portland areas are looking for you.

Driving directions:

  • Highway 12 West to Aberdeen
  • West on Highway 109 to Highway 115
  • South on 155 to state park
Note: You go through a grid intersection between Aberdeen and Ocean Shores.

Restrictions: This is a state RV park and a Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access. Check the Washington State Parks website for park hours and seasonal schedule.

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