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Hoodsport, Washington

Hoodsport, Washington is a lovely town that hugs the coast of the Hood Canal. The multicolored houses give the coastline the look of a necklace around a beautiful woman's neck. The coastline gradually slopes down to the water here, which makes chum salmon fishing, waterfront walks, scuba diving and swimming easy.

Scuba divers love the wealth of ocean wild life to be seen when diving at Sund Rock, Pulali, Yellow House, Flagpole, Point Whitney, Mike's Beach and Octopus Hole in Hoodsport. At depths of just 55 feet, you can see octopus, wolf eels hiding among the underwater boulders, starfish swimming, crabs, shrimp, anemones, algae bloom, clams and many other sea creatures you normally only see in the tropics or in tide pools. Most of the diving approaches are easy from parking along trails to the the sandy beach coastline.

The Hood Canal Salmon Derby is held in Hoodsport each August, when chum salmon spawn in Finch Creek. The creek runs through Hoodsport out into the Hood Canal. There is a small admission fee, but there are large cash prizes for the biggest salmon caught! Admission also gets you into the Saturday night barbeque and the awards ceremony.

Boat launch and mooring are available at the Port of Hoodsport 360-877-9350.

Fishing, boating and kayaking in Lake Cushman are popular summer recreations in Hoodsport. Also popular is a drive up Mount Ellinor in the Olympic Mountain Range, for the panoramic view. The town is also a base for expeditions into Olympic National Park.

Find all the visitor information you need to plan your trip to Hoodsport. Just use the navigation links in the left hand column or the drop down menu at the top of the page to find accommodations and lodging, food and beverage, activities and outdoor recreation, attractions and points of interest.

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