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Lake Cushman, North Shore West

Hood Canal + Eastern Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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  • Lake Cushman North Shore West swimming hole.- Lake Cushman, North Shore West
  • Lake Cushman North Shore West swimming hole.- Lake Cushman, North Shore West
  • Lake Cushman North Shore West swimming hole.- Lake Cushman, North Shore West
  • Lake Cushman North Shore West swimming hole.- Lake Cushman, North Shore West
  • - Lake Cushman, North Shore West
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Cliff jumping. Low crowds. Clear waters. Small, quiet area.
Cons: 
Some rocks.
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Region:
Hood Canal + Eastern Olympic Peninsula, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Location type: 
Cliff jumping
Parking Pass: 
NW Forest Pass
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Adventure Description

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Perched on the south side of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Cushman is a summer recreation paradise! Whether you are heading into the national park via Staircase, hanging out at Skokomish Park, or spending the weekend at Lake Cushman Resort and Campground, you're sure to have a great time. You're also sure to run into droves of other people looking to do the same thing. Not here though.

This cozy swimming spot on Lake Cushman's north shore is one place you're guaranteed to avoid the crowds. The beach is a little rocky, but it will be quiet, and its waters are incredibly clear.

Note: The North Shore East swimming area has no official signage or markers, so follow the directions closely and watch your odometer while driving on N Lake Cushman Road/NF-24.

Cliff Jumping Safety

Swimming holes and cliff jumping can be extremely dangerous and unpredictable outdoor activities that pose significant risks regarding personal safety. Changing water levels, unseen rocks, and river bottoms that have shifted with currents and seasonal weather can turn a well-known jumping area into a serious hazard. Prior to engaging in these activities, extensively scout the current conditions, and understand the risks involved with serious injury and the logistical challenges of evacuation from the water so you can make safe decisions.

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