The Cushman Hydro Project provides clean, renewable electricity with two dams and three powerhouses on the North Fork Skokomish River.


Big Creek Campground grand re-opening celebration set for June 2

The U.S. Forest Service and Tacoma Power will host a grand re-opening celebration at Big Creek Campground in Mason County at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2. The event is open to the public. 

The campground has been closed for three years while the organizations 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.”

Questions can be directed to Nicole LaGioia at or (360) 765-2213. The festivities will take place at the campground’s A-Loop Shelter. Refreshments will be served.

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.


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Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award
Tacoma Power received its fourth straight Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award in 2015 from the National Hydropower Association. The award honors a pioneering fish passage project at Little Falls, located about two miles downstream of Cushman Dam No. 2 on the North Fork Skokomish River in Mason County.

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