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Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area
Located along the peaceful Dosewallips River. This is a hike-in, dispersed camping area, there is no road access. Facilities: 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.
Walk In, Hike In
USDA Forest Service
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No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Toilets
No Trash
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area is located in Washington
47.731 N
-123.091 W
Get Directions
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.
1 Review of Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area
First to Review
Just close enough, just far enough

Looking to gently break your young kiddos into backpacking ? This campsite is a mile walk-in from the parking lot. It has fire rings, picnic tables, and water supply via the Dosewallips River. There is one section that requires a detour up a steep hillside, but other than that it's a flat walk. We used it as a training backpack trip for some of the younger Scouts in our troop. It has enough flat, open area in which to play, and the river was not too deep or fast-moving in October.