Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area


Elkhorn dispersed camping area

Located along the peaceful Dosewallips River. This is a hike-in, dispersed camping area, there is no road access.


  • Various backcountry units with fire rings and some tables.
  • Do not leave any garbage at all in site or fire rings.
  • There is no toilet, if you need to go to the bathroom, do so at least 200 feet from any water source and bury your waste 6-8 inches deep.
  • Leave No Trace, these areas are difficult to maintain.

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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