Bear Gulch Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Lake Cushman in March

Bear Gulch is a beautiful and popular picnic area situated next to the scenic North Fork Skokomish River on north side of Lake Cushman Reservoir. A few picnic tables and a vault toilet are available. A rocky beach provides access to swimming and wading. 

The site is located on Forest Service Road 24 before the entrance to the Olympic National Park just south of the Staircase area.

Bear Gulch day use area Cushman Lake Lake Cushman

At a Glance

Current Conditions: As of 5/11/2018 the site is open. Alert: Vehicles must be totally out of the lane of traffic. Please pay attention to parking signage and be mindful when going between the parking area and the lake shore.
Fees No fee
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Be prepared for potential limited visibility due to traffic dust. 
  • When parking along the side of the road, vehicles must be totally out of the lane of traffic.
  • Pay attention to parking signage and be mindful when going between the parking area and the lake shore.  
Closest Towns: Hoodsport, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information

Directions:

From Hoodsport, WA turn onto State Route 119 off of Highway 101. Follow State Route 119 for 9.0 miles to the junction with Forest Road 24. Turn left and travel 6 miles to the picnic area, located on the left just beyond the causeway bridge.


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