Dosewallips State Park

Dosewallips State Park

visited 25 December 2020

At first glance, when you drive through this park on Highway 101, you might be tempted to say this park is for the birds. I wouldn’t blame you: from the highway, you see campsites and a parking lot full of geese. But if you stopped there, you would be missing a lot.

This park offers a lot more.

At a second glance, there is a long and peaceful marshy shoreline only a few steps from the highway:

The real treasure awaits those who have a couple of hours to spend on Dosewallip’s hiking trails. I hiked a loop of the Steam Donkey and Maple Valley trails.

A delightful mossy landscape was there for me:

Who could miss the waterfall at Phantom Creek?

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