Hood Canal- North area


Opening an oyster at Seal Rock beach.

Adjacent to the northern section of Hood Canal, one of four natural main basins of Puget Sound, this area includes access to saltwater beaches, Buckhorn and The Brothers Wildernesses, and the Big Quilcene, Dosewallips, and Duckabush Rivers.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Quilcene, Brinnon
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


From Olympia, WA travel about 60 miles north on US Highway 101 to Brinnon, WA. Just two miles north of Brinnon on Highway 101 is the popular Seal Rock Campground.

(Highway 101 and Forest Service Road 27 are the major access roads for recreation sites in this area.)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Beaches & Dunes

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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Water Activities

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