Dosewallips State Park

Dosewallips State Park is a 425-acre, year-round camping park with 5,500-feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal and 5,400-feet of freshwater shoreline on either side of the Dosewallips River. The park is unique in that it offers both freshwater and saltwater activities. All camp areas are grassy and located in scenic, rustic settings.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park provides one kitchen shelter without electricity and six sheltered picnic tables. There are braziers, a play area, and restrooms. Picnic shelters are reservable.

Activities
Trails
  • 5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Freshwater boating
  • Freshwater fishing
  
  • Oysters
  • Saltwater boating
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
Other Activities & Features
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
In summer months, campfire programs and Junior Ranger programs are conducted on most weekends.

Additional Information
  • There is a wildlife viewing platform, and vast areas are open for field sports.
  • Freshwater activities are nearby on the banks of the Dosewallips River, and saltwater activities can be found on nearby Hood Canal.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.