South Sound Mushroom Club

It's Lobster Season!


The South Sound Mushroom Club is dedicated to the finding, identification, and eating of mushrooms. Our primary events are monthly meetings, forays (mushroom hunts) during mushroom seasons, weekend getaways, and participation in local mushroom-related events. You may join the club by paying annual membership dues at a club meeting, foray, or on our Join/renew SSMC page. Please see the Join/renew SSMC page for more information.

Next SSMC Meeting

Tuesday Sept 20th 7 pm

Graham Steinruck will present on "Cooking with Mushrooms: 101. How to preserve and prepare gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in our everyday meals". This will be an in person only meeting.

We will meet at Capital Vision Church --- 1775 Yew Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98506 (there is plenty of parking and it is free)

  • September 23rd - 25th - Fall Wynoochee Foray - Camping, education, potluck.

WHAT: Annual Fall Wynoochee Foray, Camping, Education, and Potluck.

WHEN: Friday, Sept 23rd thru Sunday, Sept 25th (SSMC Members Only). New members will be able to sign up at the Foray.

WHERE: COHO Campground (Wynoochee Lake) site 56, a walk-in campsite behind the restrooms. Come for just the day on Saturday or Reserve a camp spot online or find a spot when you arrive. There's often plenty of first-come-first-served sites, plus more at the nearby Satsop Center campground.

New this year: Your annual Federal Interagency (America the Beautiful) Recreation Pass is now good for a discount on camping fees at this campground. No passes are required for access in the Wynoochee Lake area.

Note: There is no cell service in this area, and DO NOT rely on Google Maps for directions.


5:00pm-8:00pm Happy Hour: Bring your favorite drinks and appetizers to enjoy around the camp fire with your fellow campers and friends.


9:00am-2:00pm Forays: Be ready to leave at 9:30am with a foray group or buddy. If you don't have a group or a buddy, we will help set you up. (Don't forget to bring your required orange vest, whistle, basket, pocket knife, water, and a snack).

6:00pm Potluck: Bring your favorite potluck dish to share with the group around the campfire. Please label your dish with ingredients.

Sunday: Forays are on your own today. Campground checkout at 2 pm.

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Please contact us here or come to a meeting if you have any questions.