Sea Kayak - Diablo Lake


Sea Kayak - Diablo Lake

SKII+ - III. Excellent intro to kayak camping. We will have a short paddle to our campsite with time for optional hiking on Sat. Paddle up not to be missed Diablo Canyon before takeout on Sunday. Immersion wear required, drysuit preferred.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft

TBA with leader permission

While kayak/backpacking camping experience is not required it is highly recommended. High wind/waves are not anticipated but they can arise suddenly in this canyon.  It is also not unusual to have snowfall on the peaks in Sep.  


Ross, Diablo & Gorge Lakes

  • Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48

    Green Trails Ross Lake No. 16

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • 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.

  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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