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June 17, 1971

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~, : : :i~ : ~ ~'!~ :~?~: ~ : :Td~ : A GREAT PLACE for boating is Lake Cushman, whether you prefer an outboard motor, oars, or both. .......... . i ~ ; ~., ..... ~ :.,~:.~ :,~'~ .... ......... w i 7 THIS FAMILIAR scene at Lake Cushman State Park's triple ramp boat launching area has the beauty of Lake Cushman for its setting. % ........ A BOATER comes ashore at Hood Canal Hydro Park. Situated east of Highway 101 opposite Tacoma City Light's Cushman No. 2 powerhouse, the park has a public boat launching ramp, picnic facilities, and bathhouse. Page 5-56- Shelton-Mason County Journal- Thursday, June 17, 1971 Hood Cana] and the South Puget Sound inlets and passages along the northern and eastern shores of Mason County, together with about 80 lakes large and small and some pretty big rivers, offer visiting boaters just about every kind of water-borne adventure their fancy craves. They can cruise in a big inboard craft, on deep water, raise a speedboat rooster tail, water-ski like crazy, ride the white water of a roaring mountain stream, troll for salmon or sea-run cutthroat, hold down the thwarts of a skiff for hours on end lake fishing for trout, stick their toes under the hiking straps of a close-hauled sailboat, or just paddle a canoe around a dimpled lake or stream. The Port of Shelton maintains in the inner harbor on Oakland Bay a public launching ramp for small boats, a visitors' mooring float, and mooring floats and berthing facilities for 100 craft up to 50-footers. At Arcadia Point at the eastern end of Hammersley in- let the Port of Shelton also provides a public launching ramp with adjacent parking area for cars and trailers: Also on Hammersley Inlet is a private launchSng ramp at Shorecrest Addition at Miller Point. At Allyn on the North Bay of Case Inlet a dock and launching ramp are maintained by the Port of Allyn. Case Inlet facilities include also a public ramp at Grapeview, near the Grapeview School, 20 miles north of Shelton; Fair Harbor Marina, near Grapeview and Treas- ure Island, also known as Reach Island; a public landing at Vaughn Bay, and Reach Island Boat Haven. Two state marine parks on the eastern shore of Pick- ering Passage are accessible by water. One m at Jar- rell's Cove on the northwest shore of Harstine Island, where there are mooring floats and buoys and 18 picnic sites with stoves, water, and pit toilets. The other is on nearby Squaxin Island which has a mooring float and six buoys, 13 picnic sites, but no potable water, located at the south end of Fox Cove. The ferry landings on Pickering Passage serving Har- stine Island are usable for launching small boats. A private marina is located on Jarrell's Cove on the Island. Public boat landings are located on Pickering Passage at McClane Cove at the north entrance and at Graham on Pickering Cove. There are numerous facilities on Hood Canal. The Allyn port district maintains a public launching ramp and floating pier on the north shore adjacent to Belfair State Park. At Twanoh State Park on the south shore a launch- ing ramp, mooring floats, and mooring buoys are provided Other locations on Hood Canal serving boaters are Alderbrook Inn, one mile southeast of Union; Bald Point Marina the north shore at Tahuya; Restwhile Park, 2 !/., miles north of Hoodsport; Mike's Beach, two miles north of Eldon; Beacon Point Resort, 10 miles north of Lilli- waup; and Pleasant Harbor, south of Brinnon. Public boat launching and facilities of Hood Canal Marina are on tap at Union. Hoodsport has a public dock for incoming craft only and a private marina with in and out hoisting gear for boats up to 24 feet. There is a launch- ing ramp the public may use at Lilliwaup. The larger lowland lakes also have public launching , ramps Lake Cushman has two of them, one with a large parking area for cars and boat trailers. These are at the state park. There are also mooring floats at the lake's private resort. Nahwatzel, Lost Lake, Isabella, Mason, and Spencer Lakes have public launching ramps. Hood Canal Hydro Park, adjacent to Cushman Powerhouse No. 2 at Potlatch is the newest development on Hood Canal for the pleasure and convenience of boaters. Constructed by Tacoma City Light and the Cushman Company, it has a boat launching ramp, barbecue and picnic tables and benches, bathhouse and restrooms, water, and electric power. Safe motor vehicle entry from Highway 101 is provided by a de-acceleration lane. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~u~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~~~~~~~~u~~~~~u~~~~1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mason county has an ordinance regulating boat- ing on all lakes with public access. Motor boats are prohibited on some. Where they are permitted, speed limits are set by law. These rules are posted and en- forced by a deputy sheriff in a patrol boat. ~iHH~u~~H~~H~m~M~H~j~ / A private place, where there are far more trees than people. An unspoiled place with a quiet fishing lake, a sandy beach and walking trails that wind through a pine forest. A place where you can pitch a tent or park a trailer on your private campsite. Or, just drive up one afternoon for a family picnic under the pines. The kind of place your children can build their memories on. Lake TraskTimberTrails is all of that. But it'll be another kind of place too An away-from-it-all social world; with dances in the club house on Saturday night, barbeques, picnics, sunbathing around the pool, tennis, volleyball, and a children's playground tucked away in the woods. This could be your place in the country. Because, as a member of Lake Trask Timber Trails, you'll be able to own a part of all this, including the lake itself. If Lak Trask Timber Trails sounds Ilk your kind of place, return th, coupon for our brochure and a of how to get here. The private outdoor recreation club on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. r I n We'd like your free brochure with details of Lake Trask n Timber Trails and how we can enjoy exclusive use of a lakeside n campsite. No obligation, of course. ! ! ! Name ....... ! i Address .......... __ ......... ! i I City ............................. State I I Zip ..................... Phone _. | ............... I ! Mail to: Timber Trails, Inc., 700-112th N. East, ! Bellevue, Washington 98004 (206) 455-4860 I I For Washington State residents only. I I 1971 Lake Trask Timber Trails I I Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-37