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


Staircase Road dust control treatment project is complete
The first mile of Staircase Road is open again; the contractor successfully applied the temporary dust control treatment on June 21. We thank those impacted during the process for their patience.

Lake Cushman Resort closure
The Lake Cushman Resort and its marina are closed. The former owner decided to terminate the lease, so Tacoma Power is now evaluating options for future use of the site. No public access is allowed at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The property is being monitored by multiple security companies. Please call (253) 502-8824 to report suspicious activity. Tacoma Power will provide updates when available at

Visitors can consider these other local recreation options:

Overnight camping facilities

  • Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman (operated by the Skokomish Tribe)
  • Big Creek Campground (operated by the U.S. Forest Service)

 Public day-use lake access points

  • Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman (also has a public boat launch)
  • Staircase Road (five sites)

Go with the flow
Get up-to-date information about lake levels and river flows.

Check out the following to learn more about what's going on at the Cushman Hydro Project:

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