DOSEWALLIPS STATE PARK
DOSEWALLIPS STATE PARK
306996 US Highway 101
Brinnon, Washington 98320
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. The park offers several breath-taking views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. There are freshwater and saltwater activities in the park, and mushrooming can be enjoyed by visitors.
Pleasant Harbor State Park is located two miles south of Brinnon, off Highway 101. Pleasant Harbor is an overnight moorage facility only. It features 120 feet of moorage dock, and boaters may stay up to three consecutive nights. Moorage is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors may enjoy fishing, rafting, motor boating and scuba diving. There are no services or potable water at the park.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The park is open year round for camping.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Bears. Bobcats. Chipmunks. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Foxes. Marten. Minks. Muskrats. Otters. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels. Weasels. Crows or Ravens. Doves or Pigeons. Ducks. Eagles. Geese. Grouse. Gulls. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Jays. Ospreys. Owls. Snipes. Swans. Woodpeckers. Wrens. Clams. Crabs. Mussels. Octopuses. Oysters. Scallops. Sea Birds. Sea Cucumbers. Seals. Shellfish. Shrimp. Squid. Starfish. Whales. Bass. Cod. Perch. Red Snapper. Salmon. Shark. Steelhead. Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Spruce. Alder. Maple. Daisy. Foxglove. Rhododendron. Berries. Eel Grass. Ferns. Moss or Lichens. Seaweed. Thistle
Formerly called "Dose Meadows," the flat fields of this park were old homestead sites prior to their existence as a park. Old rail beds are still in place where logs were hauled from the mountains down to the water prior to being floated to their destinations (ships and mills around Puget Sound).
The camp has 100 tent spaces, 40 utility spaces, one dump station, three restrooms (one ADA) and two showers (one ADA). All tent sites can handle RVs, but do not provide hookups. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group camp Meadow Group-1 can accommodate up to 80 people who can pitch tents or park RV on a large grass field. There is a big campfire pit, a covered eating area, several picnic tables and a barbeque. There is water and primitive toilets available. A trailhead and the Dosewallips river are easily accessible.
River Group Camp 2 can accommodate up to 50 people. Pitch your tents in a clearing surrounded by woods and a few steps from the river. There are several campfire pits and picnic tables.
To reserve a group camp call (888) CAMPOUT OR (888) 226-7688.
More about park hours Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
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 and a trailer dumping permit 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.