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Sea Kayak - Case Inlet

Leave Joemma State Park circling Heron Island to McMicken Island state park for lunch and returning to Joemma.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 9.6 nm

From Wauna, take the Key Peninsula highway (302) south for 11.75 mi passing through the village of Home. Turn right at the junction with Whitman Rd and proceed 1.9 mi. Turn Rt onto Bay road and proceed .5 mi to state park. A Discovery Pass is required for parking.

We will meet at 9:30 AM at the boat ramp.

Bring lunch and a warm drink.

I am raising the rating of this paddle from SK-ll to a SK-lll simply in anticipation of the variability of winter weather conditions.

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-ll/ SK-lll
  • Wind:<12
  • Waves:<1'
  • Route:Joemma to McMicken Island
  • Distance:  9 nm
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Joemma SP around Heron Island to McMicken Island for lunch and return to Joemma 

Immersion wear is required on this paddle.


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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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