Cities and Towns of Hood Canal
Many State Parks are located on the Hood Canal providing stunning views of both the Canal and the Olympic Mountains. The Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park add even more attractions. Explore this page for more information about the parks and forest.
Olympic National Forest. Ranger Station - 295142 Highway 101 S, Quilcene, WA 98376. Phone: 360-765 2200; TDD: 360-765 2200.
Surrounding most of Olympic National Park, the Olympic National Forest consists of five major landscapes: temperate rain forest, rugged mountain terrain, lowland lakes, rivers and saltwater beaches.
Olympic National Park
Spanning nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park offers diverse landscape settings ranging from Pacific Ocean beaches to rain forest valleys to glacier-capped peaks. The tallest mountain in the park, Mount Olympus stands at 7,965 feet (2,438 meters). Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park.
Belfair State Park. 3151 NE State Route 300, Belfair, WA 98528. Phone: 360-275-0668; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Located on the southern end of Hood Canal, Belfair is a year-round camping park featuring interpretive programs in the summer. This park features both freshwater and saltwater shorelines. Kite flying and windsurfing are popular activities.
Dosewallips State Park. 306996 Highway 101, Brinnon, WA 98320. Phone: 360-796-4415; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Located on the shore of Hood Canal near Brinnon, Dosewallips offers 5,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal and 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on either side of the Dosewallips River. Enjoy the scenic views of the Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains or observe the wildlife on the viewing platform.
Potlatch State Park. 21020 Highway 101 N, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-877-5361; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Located 12 miles north of Shelton, Potlatch features scenic views of Hood Canal as well as a saltwater shoreline. Four major rivers lie within a 30-mile radius of Potlatch including the Skokomish, Hamma Hamma, Duckabush and Dosewallips. Kite flying, windsurfing, scuba diving and kayaking are popular activities at this park.
Scenic Beach State Park. 9565 Scenic Beach Road NW, Seabeck, WA 98380. Phone: 360-830-5079; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Known for the wild, native rhododendrons, Scenic Beach lies on the Hood Canal providing a saltwater beach plus beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains. ADA-compliant paths lead to a country garden, gazebo, rustic bridge and giant trees.
Triton Cove State Park. Brinnon, WA 98320. Phone: 360-796-4415.
Located on the Olympic Peninsula on the west side of Hood Canal, six miles south of Brinnon, Triton Cove is a small park consisting of 29 acres and is located on the Hood Canal. This park features an ADA-compliant boat launch with access to near-shore fishing.
Twanoh State Park. 12190 E. State Route 106, Union, WA 98592. Phone: 360-275-2222; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Located on the south shore of Hood Canal, eight miles west of Belfair, Twanoh has one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington State. Clamming and oyster gathering are popular activities.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Hood Canal Country Trail Guide (Discover Your Northwest Trail Guides) by Discover Your Northwest and Olympic National Forest Hood Canal Ranger District. This compact trail guide explores the Hood Canal region of the Olympic National Forest and Park. Information includes maps, trail descriptions, regulations, restrictions and recommendations. Order now...
Afoot & Afloat South Puget Sound: And Hood Canal by Marge Mueller and Ted Mueller. This book tells you where to take your boat and what there is to do when you reach your destination. Easy to use directions by boat and car, interesting facts and trivia, navigation notes and specific trips are included. Order now...
Hood Canal Bridge by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome and John McBrewster. Learn about the Hood Canal Bridge, a floating bridge that connects the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas. The content of this book is from Wikipedia or other free online sources. Order now...
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