Hood Canal is one of the most magnificent bodies of recreational salt water anywhere in the world with incredible views of the Olympic Mountains. Enjoy fantastic beach combing opportunities, water sports, boating, diving, golf, hiking and more. Its location makes it easy to reach from many metro areas, approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Seattle, 1 hour from Tacoma, and only about 45 minutes from Olympia or Bremerton... close enough to visit, far enough away to escape.
Helpful Links and Things to See and Do:
- View Tide Table
- Lake Cushman Golf Course, a beautiful course with large rolling greens that provide a fair challenge. On many holes, there are out-of-bounds stakes or hazards lining both sides of the fairway. Sand bunkers and water hazards come into play on a few holes.
- Explore Hood Canal: Tourism information center
- Alderbrook Golf Course
- Hoodsport Winery, is a small award-winning winery founded in 1979. Hoodsport produces limited bottlings of some of the finest award winning wines including traditional vinifera varietals such as Chardonnay, Merlot, and Johannisberg Riesling. Hoodsport also features smaller productions of unique varieties like Island Belle Merlot and Lemberger-Cabernet. Gift shop and wine tasting daily, 10 am to 6 pm.
- Hood Sport 'n Dive can help with water activities, and can be reached at 360-877-6818
- Area State Parks: Potlatch, Twanoh and Lake Cushman.
- Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest
- Lake Cushman Dam #2 Power House - The power house is located on highway 101 in Potlatch. Tours are available Monday - Friday with a 10 day advance notice. Please call the number below for more information and to schedule a tour.
- Lake Cushman Dam #1 and Dam #2 - Dam #1 was one of the first major dams in the Pacific Northwest, Tacoma Power's Cushman Dam No. 1 was officially dedicated in 1926 when President Calvin Coolidge pressed a button in the White House to energize the project. The dam is on the North Fork of the Skokomish River near Hood Canal. It is 275 feet high and 1,111 feet long. Dam #2 was completed in 1930, forming the small 150-acre Kokanee Lake. This dam measures 235 feet above bedrock and is 575 feet in length. Tours are available.