Dosewallips area

View of forested peaks with mist aruond them

Explore the range of ecosystems within the Dosewallips River Basin as this low elevation area gradually climbs to the ridges of the Olympics. Beginning in the low, wet temperate forest that meets the open Hood Canal, this area transitions to subalpine forests of fir and western white pine and eventually gives way to alpine meadows at its highest elevations. Seal Rock Campground along Hood Canal offers boating and fishing access and nearby Mt. Walker provides accessible views of the Olympic and Cascade peaks.

At a Glance

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Information Center:

Hood Canal Ranger District - Quilcene Office

General Information


From Olympia, WA from I-5, follow US Highway 101 North for 61 miles to Dosewallips Road in Brinnon, WA. ~ 1 hour, 25 minute drive time.

From Quilcene, WA take US Highway 101 South for 11 miles to Brinnon, WA. Turn right on Dosewallips Road. ~ 25 minute drive time.

USGS Topo Maps:

Mt. Walker; Brinnon; Mt. Jupiter, The Brothers.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Dosewallips area

Dispersed Camping

Salt Water Fishing

Areas for Salt Water Fishing at Dosewallips area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Dosewallips area

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Dosewallips area

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities