Deception Pass


Sea Kayak - Deception Pass

Paddle and camp. Join our sea kayak community for a weekend of kayaking, courses, and camping at Deception Pass State Park. We have reserved the group site for Friday evening. Join this event and pay $14 if you plan to camp on Friday Night. (Camping fee is waived for primary leaders/instructors who lead a trip or course-contact leader for registration.)

  • Fri, Oct 11, 2024 — Sat, Oct 12, 2024
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • *Varies*
  • Casual

With this registration, the Deception Pass Cranberry Lake Group Camp site will be available at 2:30 pm, Friday, October 11 until 1 pm Saturday October, 12.

If you wish to stay Saturday evening, please register here:

This is an opportunity to spend time paddling in the Deception Pass area and camping with the Mountaineers Sea Kayaking community.  There will be a number of trips and clinics posted in the vicinity and, possibly enroute to the activity.  Camping in the group campsite is reserved for 50 people.

We have reserved the Deception Pass group campsite for Friday and Saturday evenings.  Register and pay for this event to camp on Friday night  Register  separately to camp on Saturday night.  If the camping events are full, you can reserve a regular campsite or other lodging at or near Deception Pass and join us in the group camp for meals and social time.

Then, look for trips posted in the Deception Pass vicinity  October 11-13. 

The Seattle SK committee will host a pizza dinner at the group campsite Saturday evening about 5:30 pm. Bring stories and photos of summer adventures and get to know fellow SK community members.

NOTE: Trip leader rating and difficulty varies depending on the individual trip or course offered in conjunction with this event. Trips will be posted throughout the summer. Trip signups will begin August 1.

Leader's notes

See leader notes or contact individual trip leaders for specific activities and clinics offered during this weekend.


Deception Pass

  • Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Bellingham to Everett No. 18423

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
  • See full route/place details.
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.

See trip/course specific requirements for the activities/clinics.

  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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