2023 Port of Hoodsport Fall Newsletter

Date Published: September 21, 2023
Category: Newsletter
Port of Hoodsport Letterhead

2023 Fall Newsletter

Port Commissioners:

Lori Kincannon – Hoodsport           Terry Brazil – Lake Cushman           Cody Morris – Hoodsport

The 80-acre Hoodsport Trail Park is now open to the public after a lengthy tree removal project that removed diseased, dying, and fallen hazard trees. The Port commission celebrated a grand re-opening of the trail park and Hoodsport Hills Disc Golf course with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday May 27th. The commission is very excited to show off the 80-acre trail park emphasizing the importance of removing hazard trees for public safety and the health of the forest. As a part of the project, 3000 cedar trees were planted in the reforestation program.

The Timberland library in partnership with the Port of Hoodsport creates a new story book each season for families to read along the 80-acre hiking trail.  The Hoodsport Trail Park can be found with a link from the POH website and includes a QR code to download the trail map of the park. Additionally, brochures with the QR code are available at the Visitor’s Center on SR 119 and other local businesses. The Port invites everyone to take a stroll or hike through the lush forest where you can generally expect to see bright yellows, reds, and oranges from mid-September through at least mid-October.

The Hoodsport Hills Disc Golf Course is situated on 20 acres on the South side of State Rt 119, adjacent to the Lake Cushman Golf Course. The course is in a beautiful setting emphasizing the natural aesthetics which attract professional and amateur disc golfers. The port commission is discussing the possibility of adding another 9 holes to make the disc golf course a par 3 executive course. Disc golf clinics and tournaments at the 9-hole disc golf course events can be scheduled with an event application.

 “Overnight” moorage is available at the Port of Hoodsport’s Marina dock on a first come first served basis, no reservations needed. Fees are $20 per 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 and 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 for more information, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website at www.doh.wa.gov/shellfishsafety.htm. The Port of Hoodsport surveillance system monitors activities at the waterfront park, dock, parking area, shed, office and public restrooms in and around port properties. The trail park and disc golf course are closed during inclement weather. To schedule events using any Port of Hoodsport property, an event application must be submitted along with a non-refundable deposit. Additionally, a facility use agreement must be submitted to the POH Commission at least 60 days in advance of the event. A Certificate of Liability Insurance is also required in advance. For more information, visit the POH website at www.portofhoodsport.us or contact the POH via email at portmail@hctc.com.