Crescent Bay


Sea Kayak - Crescent Bay to Lyre River

We will launch from the Salt Creek Recreation Area parking lot, located at the Eastern End of Crescent Bay. Then follow the shoreline and head NW to the outfall of the Lyre River, and return.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15.0 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3.0 ft
  • Pace: 3.0 knots

Be prepared to Beach Talk and ready to Launch at 10:30 AM. Please arrive at the Salt Creek Recreation Area beach access point, with enough time to be ready to launch at 10:30 AM.

(FYI, I expect my drive time from home to be 3 hours/8 min, -146 miles).

Bring your normal winter "Kit".

Don't forget a PFD, dry suit, helmet, a thermos of something hot, a spray skirt, paddle & extra paddle a spare hatch cover, pump, paddle float, towing gear, VHF radio,(please review its operation), Chart or map or the area.

I find that if something is left at home it will likely be one of these items. 

Don't forget all the other "Essentials". , extra food, clothing, whistle,.......

You should consider yourself to be a confident and competent paddler, able to assist with rescues or other issues. 

Please contact the leader before signing up. If you are interested, we have rented 3 side by side camp sites at Salt Creek Recreation Area. Each site could accommodate at least one other person, either in their van or a tent. Lets communicate. 



Crescent Bay

  • NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca: Eastern Part No. 18465

    MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103
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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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