Twanoh State Park

The park name derives from that of the Native American Twana tribes, one known better today as the Skokomish. The park has 3,167 feet of shoreline backed by 182-acres of park straddling State Route 106. Twanoh has a warm saltwater beach and numerous Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) park buildings built during the 1930’s.

Approach: South shore of Hood Canal, east of the Hood Canal Narrows and just west of Twanoh Creek.

Location: South shore of Hood Canal, east of the Hood Canal Narrows and just west of Twanoh Creek.

Hazards: Winds and wind-affected waves

Sites: 2

Water: Water at picnic area past parking lot

Sanitation: Flush toilets

Overflow: In main camp area across Highway 106

Fires: One fire ring at campsite. Wood-burning stove in picnic shelter nearby.

Extras: Hiking trails and seasonal wading pool

Fees: $14/night for up to 8 in site

Special Considerations: Campsite is very close to State Route 106, the only road along the south shore of Hood Canal.

Natural History: The Twana found living on the Hood Canal advantageous, with its assortment of available foodstuff. Because of this abundance, they were among the hunting/gathering societies of the world that produced wealth beyond their needs. Like many Northwest tribes the basis of their economy was salmon. Commercial logging and a private resort were other economic uses previously pursued here before the area was protected as a state park.

Reservations: No

Latitude: 47.37715
Longitude: -122.97625

Additional Resources: Google Maps Page, Guide Book PDF