Stewardship - Wynoochee Lake


Stewardship - Wynoochee Lake

Join the annual Mountaineers/Washington Trails Association (WTA) Stewardship work at Wynoochee Lake. Sign up for one or both days helping to maintain the Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Pace: At your own pace carrying backpack and tools.

We will meet at 8:30am at the Tacoma Power Day Use Area. From State Route 12 at Montesano, continue 1 mile west of Montesanto and turn right (north) on Wynoochee Valley Road (signed Devonshire Road/Wynoochee Dam). Drive approximately 34 miles on the Wynoochee Valley Road (FS Road #22) to a major intersection. This is the intersection of FS #22 and FS #2270. Turn left toward the Wynoochee Dam and Coho Campground. Stay on FS Road #22 for a short distance and turn right on FS Road #2294. Drive approximately 1 ¼ miles, passing the Vista Overlook, and then turn right on FS Road 2294-180 to the Day Use Area. The turn to the Day Use Area is before Coho Campground, so if you get to the Campground you have gone too far.  The gate opens at 8:00 a.m. 

Arrive in time to have yourself and your gear ready at 8:30 for introductions and a tool safety briefing.  There are restrooms next to the parking lot.

Our work maintaining the Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail may include sawing and removing logs, cutting brush, and digging to improve drainage and the trail surface. No experience required. WTA crew leaders will provide instruction and tools and will lead our crew. Our hike to the worksites is expected to be 3-5 miles roundtrip each day over rolling terrain. Participants will earn the Mountaineers Stewardship badge and WTA work party credit.

Sign up for Saturday, Sunday, or both days. Group camping is available for participants on Friday and Saturday nights. Additional information, including camping details and instructions for signing the required WTA liability waiver, will be sent to registered participants prior to the trip.


participants will earn:

leaders will earn:


Wynoochee Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essentials
Long sleeve shirt and long pants (not leggings)
Lunch, snacks, and plenty of water
Work gloves
Sturdy boots, (no tennis shoes or light trail runners)
Eye protection (safety glasses, eye glasses, or sunglasses)
Rain jacket and pants
Extra warm clothing
Backpack to carry your gear
(Tools and hardhats will be provided by WTA)

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