Skagit River: Rockport to La Conner


Flatwater Packraft - Skagit River: Spudhouse to La Conner

Overnight trip down the lower Skagit from Rexville to it's mouth at the Sound where we will go island hopping to Ika Island, Martha's Island, Goat Island, and Fidalgo Island and camp out. Day 2 we will paddle up the Swinomish Slough to historic La Conner and celebrate.

  • Class I River
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi

Details to follow once registration closes. 

End of October could be warm in the 70's or freezing in the 30's.  The packraft can carry ample camping gear no matter how cold it may be.   No hiking involved so plenty of gear can be brought. 

We will hike around the ruins of Fort Whitman and explore a faint use trail to the top of Goat Island. On the return, if we have the right conditions and energy we will tour the marina.  


Skagit River: Rockport to La Conner

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Minimum equipment for each participant

Minimum requirements are:

  • Packraft
  • Drysuit
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket, PFD Class III or better
  • Boat repair kit
  • Windbreaker
  • Camping gear

Equipment may be shared, provided that everyone has required equipment when they are on the water.

Recommended Equipment

Where weight limits permit and as more time is spent on the water, parties may consider bringing:

  • Pogies or neoprene gloves
  • Neoprene socks or thick wool socks
  • Spare paddle
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