Potlatch State Park is located 40 miles from Olympia, along the picturesque Hood Canal. It sprawls across 57 acres of gorgeous terrain and offers a wide variety of activities for different ages and tastes. If your dog is a nature enthusiast, then they’ll instantly fall in love with this park.
Since this park is on the smaller end, the hiking is
limited to a half mile trail. Even though the trail won’t tucker your pup out, it
is still worth checking out since you may see local elk herds roaming around or observe woodpeckers in their natural environment. If you finish the hike
and your pup is still rearing to go, check out one of the pawsome trails in the
surrounding area. There are plenty of options all within a half hour drive of
Potlatch State Park.
Before coming to the park make sure to pack your boots
and your crab pots. This is the pawfect place for harvesting oysters, crabs, or
clams. Plus, you can also take your boat into the water where some great
fishing spots are waiting to be discovered. When the tide is high, you may see
some wind surfers or kite fliers along the shore.
Does your doggo love camping? Then pack some sleeping
bags and stay in one of the park’s campsites. You can choose from standard or partial
hookup spots. There are also two hike-in sites if you and your pup are
backpacking. Restrooms and showers are available. For the day trippers,
there are numerous picnic sites and picnic shelters that are pawfect for an
Since there are no waste bags available at the park, make sure you pack a few before leaving your house. And always have enough water on hand to share!
Take Fido on a
well deserved trip and enjoy some fun in the great outdoors. You will
both have the time of your life at Potlatch State Park!