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Sea Kayak - Annas Bay & Lower Skokomish River

Potluck at Potlatch

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at E end of Potlatch State Park at 1030

The park is located at 21020 US-101, Shelton, WA 98584

From Bremerton take Hwy 3 S through Belfair then, about 1.5 miles beyond Belfair, bear R onto Hwy 106.  Take Hwy 106 until it ends at intersection with Hwy 101.  Take Hwy 101 N to Potlatch State Park.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK II+
  • Wind:< 10 kts
  • Waves: < 1 ft
  • Route:
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Potlatch State Park across Anna's Bay and up the Skokomish River and then back to the park.  Water play -- including wet exits and re-entries -- along the way.

Immersion wear required.  We'll have lunch on the river bank and, for those interested, dinner at the park.


South Hood Canal, Annas Bay & Lower Skokomish River

  • Sea Trails South Hood Canal Dabob Bay WA201

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448

    NOAA Hood Canal and Dabob Bay No. 18476
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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