2021 ‘Fall’ Newsletter

Date Published: October 10, 2021
Category: Newsletter

2021 Fall Newsletter

Port Commissioners:

Terry Brazil – Lake Cushman

Karen Booth – Hoodsport

Lori Kincannon – Hoodsport

The Port of Hoodsport supports efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 while maintaining essential operations in accordance with the governor’s mandates.  The Port marina, dock and waterfront park facilities remain open to the public, all visitors are asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing as per guidelines.  The port implemented protocol to maintain the health, safety, and wellbeing of port personnel, travelers, and the community.

On April 14, 2021, the public restrooms were surplused to Purvis LLC at a public hearing. Purvis LLC stepped up to repair/replace the costly septic system and drain field so the public restrooms could become functional once again. The restrooms are currently closed to the public as directed by Mason County Environmental Health Dept., the Purvis’ have a new septic/drain field design, they are working diligently to move through the process. In the meantime, an ADA and Portable restrooms with hand washing stations are available for the publics use.

The Port’s surveillance system monitors activities at the waterfront park, dock, parking area, shed, office and public restrooms in and around port properties.

The Hoodsport Trail Park and the Hoodsport Hills Disc Golf course are open to the Public. The Port of Hoodsport, in partnership with the Mason County Disc Golf Association completed Phase II, a “family friendly” beginner’s disc golf course on the level 20 acres situated on the South side of State Rt 119 adjacent to the Lake Cushman Golf Course. The disc golf course was designed and developed with Volunteer labor from the disc golf community who will maintain the quality and safety of the course throughout its life.  The course minimizes interface with existing hiking trails allowing hikers to also enjoy hiking the 60-acre trail park.  Shelton Disc Golf club coordinates disc golf clinics and tournaments at the 9-hole disc golf course, activities can be found on discgolfscene.com, masoncountydiscgolf.com and pdga.com.  The course is in a beautiful setting emphasizing the natural aesthetics of the 20-acre side of the 80-acre park, attracting both professional & amateur disc golfers. The Timberland library has partnered with the Port of Hoodsport to create a story book trail along the 60-acre hiking trail.  Be sure to take the family to read the current story on the trail.  The Port commission is working on a QR code that can download a trail map of the park. The trail park and disc golf course are closed during inclement weather, avoid walking in the park in windy weather as there are many tree branches that may come down.

 “Overnight” moorage is available at the Port of Hoodsport’s Marina dock on a first come first served basis, no reservations, fees are $10. p/night and stays are limited to 24 hours at a time. Be sure to check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website for fishing & harvesting dates, times & warnings. (In 2015 The Washington State Dept of Health closed most of Hood Canal to recreational shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels) harvest.  This was due to the detection of a marine biotoxin, paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) which can be deadly and cannot be removed by cooking. Each and every time you harvest, Everyone needs to check the marine biotoxin hotline at 1-800-562-5632 or go to the website of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at www.doh.wa.gov/shellfishsafety.htm for more information.)