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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a Washington State Park that offers small cabins, RV sites, tent sites, and yurts. Located along the Dosewallips River across the street from Hoods Canal, there is wading, fishing and clamming. Most RV sites have electric/water and some have full hookups. Very quiet with the exception of some Highway 101 road noise. One advantage is its locale-- less than an hour from Port Townsend, Port Gamble, Poulsbo and Sequim. We stayed five nights in a fifth-wheel and plan to return next year. Washington State Parks now operate on a reservation system which is a great advantage in reducing rowdy late-night drop-ins and assurance that you will have a place to stay without hunting aimlessly. If you hike, it is on the eastern edge of Olympic National Park. If you oyster or clam, there are massive tidal flats across the river and 101. This is a popular spot for large families as it is a paved, level series of cul de sacs so that you children can ride their trikes and bicycles without being in main traffic.

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank kumtux
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Effect of traffic noise (big rigs, RVs, passenger cars) from very-nearby Hiway 101 was same as booking a room in motel that backs up to freeway. We reserved site #104 for our tent for its proximity to river. When we drove in looking for our site, campground directional signs only indicated up to site #103 (where was our #104 site?). Ranger told us, "oh, that's because Space #103 doesn't exist anymore". Huh?? Actually, Space #103 did indeed still exist, right next to #104. Next morning at 9a.m., park groundskeeper started mowing football-field-sized area next to our site with huge, noisy golf course mower. That conversation-stopping noise lasted for about an hour. Restrooms are WAY too far away. Restroom for mostly-tent area was single, UNLIT chemical toilet. Other restroom (on OTHER side of hiway) was for mostly-RV area, and was brightly lit, multi-stall facility with flush toilets. RVs have their own onboard brightly lit flush toilets, so what was logic of their area having deluxe restroom, instead of mostly-tent area where it is needed more? All in all, a dismal experience. We'll never return to this "campground". Twanoh State and nearby Seal Rock Nat'l Forest campgrounds are FAR better locations!

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We stayed in Cabin 5 and the RV spot next to it and found that we had to be gone during the day since the road noise was so loud that we couldn't hold a conversation with each other. The park and facilities were clean but I don't think we will be back due to all of the kids running around and the road noise. There are way too many other choices that are better suited for us.

Date of stay: August 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank USN_Seabee_Wife
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We stayed here on mid March. It wasnt the best time of the year because of the rain. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time. We went with my 2 years old son and he really enjoyed it.
The cabin has a good size and it was clean. The mattress was a little uncomfortable, but it was fine. The cabin has heating but you cant cook inside
I think we´ll come back in summer!
Our cabin was a short distance from the bathroom.
You should take cains for the shower!!

Room tip: I prefer a short distance to toilets
Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank AdriBo0
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Most of these recent reviews are probably referring to Dosewallips State Park Campground, since the Olympic National Park Dosewallips campground road washed in 2002 and as of 2016 is still out. There is no vehicle access, so any review here referencing car camping, RVs or cabins either predates the wash out or is misplaced. The campground is only accessible by foot, with a 5.5 mile hike that bypasses the washout.
I have not been to this campground so I can't answer any specifics about it's current condition, I was just researching places to backpack in the area and came across this info and wanted to help clear up the confusion created by having multiple Dosewallips campgrounds.

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
4  Thank eagle1077
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