|• 5 mi. Hiking Trails||• Boating (freshwater)|
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
• Boating (saltwater)
• 1 boat ramp (saltwater)
• Fishing (saltwater)
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• Beach Exploration
• Bird Watching
• 2 Horseshoe pits
• Interpretive Activities
• Wildlife Viewing
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 & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
|Date/time||Event description||State Park|
|June 14 and 15
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Painting in the Parks – Dosewallips: Celebrate the centennial of Washington State Parks by painting in the parks. Take a journey through a state park and find artistic inspiration. Then spend the day creating a work in Washington’s great outdoors. Artists may check-in with an event facilitator when they arrive. A full schedule of Painting in the Parks days is available at www.pleinairwashington.com. Presented by the Plein Air Washington Artists.
Please note: June 8 is a State Parks free day. The Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access to Washington state parks on free days.
Full list of events
at Washington State Parks
The park does not have a formal swimming area, but park visitors may enjoy swimming in the river. Please note the river can be swift and not suitable for young children.
There is a watercraft launch seven miles south of the park at Triton Cove State Park.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online
, and at parks when staff is available.
Picnic and 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 by visiting online
or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.