Central Hood Canal


Sea Kayak - Central Hood Canal

Explore northern Hood Canal launching from Kitsap Memorial State Park and paddling south past the Bangor Navy Base.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.9 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at Kitsap Memorial State Park. Be ready to launch at 9:00am. 

Bring wheels. There is long ramp down the relatively high bank to a set of stairs leading to the beach. 

Discover Pass required for parking.

Explore northern Hood Canal from Kitsap Memorial State Park. We will paddle across to Toandos Peninsula and then south along the shore to a point across from the south end of the Bangor Navy Base. We'll then paddle up the middle of the canal, outside the restricted zone and then back up the shore to the park.


Central Hood Canal

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight 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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