2023 spring newsletter

Date Published: April 22, 2023
Category: Newsletter
Port of Hoodsport Letterhead

Port Commissioners:

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

The Port of Hoodsport

After a lengthy closure, the 80-acre Hoodsport Trail Park will be open to the public after the tree removal project that removed diseased, dying, and fallen hazard trees. The project will be completed by the end of May with a grand re-opening scheduled for Saturday May 27th at 10 am. To prepare for the re-opening, a volunteer work party is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th, from 10 am – 2 pm. Volunteers will groom soft surface hiking trails, distribute bark, and provide general trail maintenance. Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs. old and will need to register and sign a liability waiver to participate. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.portofhoodsport.us

The Timberland library in partnership with the Port of Hoodsport creates a new story book each season along the 80-acre hiking trail.  Be sure to take the family to read the current story on the trail this spring. The Hoodsport Trail Park brochure includes a QR code link to download the trail map of the park. The brochure is available from the Visitor’s Center on SR 119 and other local businesses. 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.

Along with the re-opening of the Hoodsport Trail Park, the Port is also pleased to re-open the Hoodsport Hills Disc Golf Course which 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 attracts professional and amateur disc golfers. 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. 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.

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.