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. 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).

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Dosewallips: Hood Canal delight

September 22, 2019

This was the first state park I ever visited. I fondly recall this autumn hike where I saw a salmon run (chum perhaps?) and beautiful, orange leaves of the bigleaf maples littering the mossy forest floor.

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