Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area


Wooded area with flat space for camping.

Located along the peaceful Dosewallips River. This is a hike-in, dispersed camping area, there is no road access. There are various backcountry units with fire rings and some tables.

This is a disperesed camping area with no services or facilities. Please never leave any garbage at all in site or fire rings. Go to the bathroom at least 200 feet from any water source and bury human waste waste 6-8 inches deep. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics to help keep these spaces wild.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No road access & no facilities at site. Pack it in; Pack it out.
Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No fee, primitive camping area
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Water: no
Restroom: no
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information


From Brinnon, WA, on US Highway 101 north, turn west on Dosewallips River Road and follow for about 9 miles to where the road is washed out and park. It is about a one mile hike to Elkhorn camping area from the road washout.

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