2022 Port of Hoodsport Spring Newsletter

Date Published: April 13, 2022
Category: Newsletter

2022 Spring Newsletter

Port Commissioners:

Lori Kincannon – Hoodsport

Terry Brazil – Lake Cushman

Cody Morris – Hoodsport

The Port of Hoodsport welcomes a newly elected Port Commissioner, Cody Morris.  Commissioner Morris was elected in the November 2021 election and serves a 6-year term through November 2027.   

The Fjordin Crossin and Paddle the Canal events are scheduled for May 15th, at the Port of Hoodsport’s waterfront park, dock, and beach. It is the 4th annual celebration of our heritage on the Hood canal.

The Hoodsport Trail Park and the Hoodsport Hills Disc Golf course are currently closed to the Public. During the winter storm, hundreds of trees were blown down in the trail park.  Removal of the fallen and hazard trees will start mid-April, the trails will then be cleared and ready for the public by late spring.  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 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.

During a public hearing on April 14, 2021, the public restrooms were surplused to the Purvis’ whose plans are to repair and re-open them at their expense, they will replace the drain field and repair the septic system in accordance with the Mason County Environmental health specifications.   Until then, the Port of Hoodsport and the Purvis’ continue to provide portable restrooms with hand washing stations 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.

 “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. Before each and every time you harvest shellfish, go to 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.)