I love that river! Flytyer pretty much gave you the gist. The road in Sucks....I love it! The campground is primitive...and gets rather moist at times...I Love it!
I am probably going to jinx it and it will never be the same - BUT the Queets is far enough south of the "glam rivers" that is really doesnt get the pressure. It gets fished dont get me wrong. However its not a 50 boat wait like the Hoh or the likes up the road.
When the queets goes out of shape - it goes in a hurry. I was fishing it one time 2 years ago at about 3000 cfs. She started to color and rise a bit so I bailed (I was on foot on an Island.... By the time I got home it was 10,000 and rising. That was in about 2 hours.
Last season - it started raining OLYPEN style - put out my blazing fire in about 10 minutes. There was 6 inches of water in my buddies drift boat the next morning. It started raining about 10 pm. Nope, there was no fishing to be done on that day....at least not on the Queets proper.
There is a launch in the campground, the next one down is Streaters. The next one down from there is unmarked I think... and then you have Hartzells, which is near the salmon river (which has the hatchery somewhere.). From the Salmon river (hartzell - I think) launch there is a take out on the downstream side of the bridge that crosses the queets on the Clearwater road. Its private property and they ask for a 2 or 3 dollar a day donation to park your rig there. The take out is kinda tricky, and you have to pull your boat up a little side channel to where you can get a truck down in to get it. The little side channel is on the right side, just past the bridge embutment.
There is one rapid....between the streaters and hartzell that might eat you if you dont know what your doing. There are a couple of funky rocks right below the rapid.
I am up there about every weekend from Jan through Mar. Bring a chair, a cold one, and look for the fire....it'll more than likely be me. Not too many people ever camp in that campground...which leaves alot of water to me!