The park name derives from that of the Native American Twana tribe, 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.
Location: South shore of Hood Canal, east of the Hood Canal Narrows and just west of Twanoh Creek.
Hazards: Winds and wind-affected waves
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. Woodburning stove in picnic shelter nearby.
Extras: Hiking trails and seasonal wading pool
Fees: $12/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.