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“Diverse Landscape, Quiet Setting”

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Dosewallips Campground
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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“Diverse Landscape, Quiet Setting”
Reviewed 9 July 2007

We spent a night in platform tent 1 at this campground over the weekend. We had a great time and really enjoyed the variety of activities - saltwater clam beds/ocean wading, river wading, horseshoes and lush campground hiking trails.

The only disappointment was that you can't really swim in the ocean (too shallow) or the river (too cold), but that's pretty common in Washington.

The park itself was beautiful - lush and well kept with the platform tent locations being nicely isolated. The best platform tent site appeared to be site 3, but we stayed in the least secluded and saw almost no foot traffic. The only foot traffic was people from nearby tent sites who were told that "our" water pump was the closest one for their use. That's why I'd recommend platform tents 2 and 3 over 1. Still, it wasn't a major annoyance.

I'd totally recommend going here. It's quiet and beautiful and has an interestingly diverse landscape.

  • Liked — The variety of the landscape
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2006

A caution on Dosewallips: People get the Dosewallips State Park campground mixed up with the ones up the Dosewallips Road that is washed out.

The state park is on the main highway (101), the road is fine, and you don't hike in. There is plenty of RV parking and tent sites this time of year, but you should make a reservation.

The river (right there at the park) is rather low, but fun to visit, especially in the Fall when the salmon are spawning. There is also a trail out to the beach on Hood Canal (it is level and takes about 20 minutes each way).

The grassy sites are cozy and unless there is a serious drought, allow campfires. You can buy wood at the campground, and there is a small store nearby. Bringing a boat? People staying at the campground can use a boat launch for free, just up the road at Triton Cove.

Whichever way you choose to get there, the drive is lovely. Try going over the Hood Canal Bridge---there is a great view and once in a while a submarine comes by.

  • Liked — Clean and beautiful campground.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Tips/Secrets — Remember you are in "rain country" If you're tent camping, bring your rain fly!
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2003

The bridge is washed out so you can't get to the main area via car. You can park about 5 miles out and then hike but can be difficult with small children.

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Additional Information about Dosewallips Campground

Property: Dosewallips Campground
Address: Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park, WA 98512
Region: United States > Washington > Olympic National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Olympic National Park
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offers 87 sites for tents and 40 RV campsites. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Dosewallips Campground Hotel Olympic National Park

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