Skokomish Recreation Area

Skokomish Recreation Area

Look for the sign pointing to the Skokomish Recreation Area just a few miles North of
Shelton off State Highway 101. Before heading up into the mountains, stop to check out
the fish hatchery right on the highway. Dreaming of catching a big one? The Skokomish
River
is well known for its salmon fishing with many spots along the river to cast your
line in.
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Follow the Skokomish Valley Road for a few miles past small farms before turning up
to the right towards Browns Creek. Halfway up to the campgrounds, turn right into the
forest for a quick stop at Steel Bridge. This metal bridge spans a deep ravine originally
built for logging that is still carried on today. If you don’t mind heights, park your car
and walk out onto the bridge to soak in the spectacular natural beauty of the river below
with rapids and cascading waterfalls.

Back in your car continue your trek into the mountains to the campgrounds at Browns
Creek
. Many of the campsites are located along the creek with easy access down to the
water. The campgrounds feature port-a-potties and running water for a nominal fee. It’s
a great spot to enjoy the outdoors all year long and especially cool in the summer. Or if
this is too tame, head into the backcountry and find your own primitive campsite in the
heart of the Olympic Peninsula. There is lots of room to roam and hardly a person in
sight.
Whether you live here in Mason County or are just visiting, make sure you set some time
aside to explore the vast network of old timber roads and numerous hiking trails available
in this area. Family, friends, dogs and horses – all are welcome here in this out standing
recreational paradise. So come, explore and enjoy the quiet green forests with giant firs
and the clear waters of the river, streams and creeks here on the Olympic Peninsula!