WHERE: Picnic Area at the Dam (in between the lake and the campground).
Remember: No passes are required for access in the Wynoochee Lake area.
Note: There is no cell service in this area.
Schedule of Events: Scheduled events will be held at the Picnic area at the dam. Look for SSMC Signs.
Education: An identification table will be set up at the Picnic area. Look for SSMC Signs. This is where your interesting mushrooms will be identified.
9:00am-2:00pm Forays: Meet in the parking lot in the Picnic area. After an introduction, general directions and a safety talk, be ready to leave at 9:30am on your self-guided foray groups. (Don't forget to bring your required orange vest, whistle, basket, pocket knife, water, and a snack. And plan to go with a buddy).
Directions to Picnic area at the Dam.
Do Not use Google’s directions. If you choose to believe Google over us and ignore our directions, we will have no sympathy for you when you arrive frazzled and late.
From Route 12 via Montesano: Turn north on Wynoochee Valley Road, 1 mile west of Montesano. Drive 35 miles on Wynoochee Valley Road and Forest Road 22 to a major intersection. Turn left to stay on FR-22 (follow signs). Drive a short distance and turn right on Forest Road 2294 (follow signs). Drive 1 mile to the campground. The first right is the Wynoochee Dam picnic area. Picnic area gate closes in the evening so don’t park there overnight or for the evening activities. It is roughly an hour and a half drive from Olympia to the campground by this route.
Be prepared for rain and cold, and bring plenty of dry clothes to change into!