Dosewallips State Park in Washington

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Dosewallips State Park


Offering both freshwater and saltwater activities, Dosewallips State Park covers 425 acres and provides a year round rustic setting for campers and other visitors.
  • Go camping at one of the most popular locations on the peninsula 
  • Grab the kids and try your hand at clamming 
  • Fish the more than 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline 
  • Hike the 5 miles of family-friendly trails 
  • Go bicycling on the campground loops

What can I see and do at Dosewallips State Park? 

  • Camping: This is one of the most popular campgrounds on the eastern side of the park. There are 100 tent sites and 40 utility spaces offered and three furnished "platform tents" are available for nightly rental as well. In addition, three restrooms, two showers, and a dump station are located onsite. Facilities can be reserved in advance and reservations are suggested during the summer. 
  • Clamming: Head to the 5,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal and you can do some clamming. It's an easy walk from most campsites and a fun activity for the whole family. 
  • Fishing: Dosewallips State Park WA also has 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on both sides of the Dosewallips River. That means you can go fishing here, mostly for chum as the steelhead runs here have not been good for quite some time. 
  • Hiking: There are several nice trails – about 5 miles in all - that travel from the park through the woods and provide a good look at the local vegetation. The trails aren’t difficult and should be suitable for most ages. 
  • Cycling: The campground loops provide a good place for doing a bit of cycling. The loops are basically flat and are suitable for young riders as well as seasoned cyclists. The traffic is minimal so the ride is fairly safe.

Where is Dosewallips State Park?

From Port Angeles, head east on Highway 101 for about 59 miles and look for the entrance to the park, which is near the town of Brinnon.

How much does Dosewallips State Park cost?

You can explore the park for free but if you’re camping here, you’ll need to check the nightly rates.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For more information, contact Washington State Parks at 360-902-8844. Campground reservations may be made by calling 1-800-452-5687.


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