Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area

Located along the peaceful Dosewallips River. This is a hike-in, dispersed camping area, there is no road access.


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.

USDA Forest Service
Walk In
Hike In
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area is located in Washington
47.7307 N
-123.0913 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.
3 Reviews of Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area
Underaged beauty

Been washed out twice so it’s about a 3 mile hike for a “car camping experience” but the beauty of it is people who like to car camp don’t want to walk that far, and people who want to hike want a better view. The result is more than likely just you and pure peace out in a gorgeous Olympic campsite.


The actual Elkhorn Campground is 9 miles past the washout. Absolutely a beautiful hike while it trails the Dosewallips River. Campground is 100% off the grid, you can see where it used to be a big place but nature is slowly taking it back.

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.