The Cushman Hydro Project provides clean, renewable electricity with two dams and three powerhouses on the North Fork Skokomish River.
Big Creek Campground reopens
After a three-year closure, Big Creek Campground is open again. The U.S. Forest Service and Tacoma Power worked together to make improvements, including doubling the number of sites, adding power and water access, walking trails, fire rings, larger RV parking spaces and more.
The upgrades are part of a variety of recent recreation enhancements the organizations have made in the Lake Cushman area.
“The Big Creek Campground remodel has made it one of our flagship camping locations,” said U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Dean Yoshina. “We appreciate our customers’ patience while we worked to enhance their overall recreational experience.”
Directions to Big Creek Campground: From Hoodsport, turn west onto State Route 119 (from Highway 101) and drive 9 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 24. Turn left and travel 100 yards. The entrance to Big Creek Campground is on the right side of the road.
Go with the flow
Get up-to-date information about lake levels and river flows.
Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award
Tacoma Power received its fifth straight Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award in 2016 from the National Hydropower Association. The award honors the innovative Floating Surface Collector, attached to Cushman Dam No. 1, which collects juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean.
Read more about it on the National Hydropower Association website.
Check out the following to learn more about what's going on at the Cushman Hydro Project:
- Presentation (PDF)
- Project Timeline (PDF)
- Fisheries (PDF)
- Lake Levels (PDF)
- Wildlife and Recreation (PDF)
- Shoreline Q and A (PDF)
- Recreation Q and A (PDF)
- Fisheries Q and A (PDF)
- Cultural Resources Handout (PDF)
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