Hood Canal- South area


Mildred Lakes, First Lake

Along the southern portion of Hood Canal near Shelton and Hoodsport, WA, this area provides recreation opportunities near Lake Cushman, the Hamma Hamma and South Fork Skokomish Rivers, and provides access to Wonder Mountain, Mount Skokomish and the southern part of The Brothers Wildernesses.

High elevation lakes such as Elk, Jefferson, Lena, or Mildred Lakes provide opportunities for camping and fishing.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Hoodsport, Shelton
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


From Olympia, Wa take Highway 101 north 35 miles to Hoodsport, WA area.

Hoodsport Area Visitor Center

Mason County Chamber of Commerce operates the Hoodsport Visitor Information Center, 1 block west of Highway 101 on State Route 119. The visitor center provides information for both the Olympic National Forest and Park, along with local business and Olympic Peninsula tourist information.

Hoodsport - Shelton-Mason Chamber of Commerce, 150 N. Lake Cushman Rd., Hoodsport, WA 98548, (360) 877 2021

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