Sea Kayak - Eld Inlet


Sea Kayak - Eld Inlet

Eld Inlet we’ll explore the west shore starting from Frye County Park. We’ll have 1.1 Flood current assist heading south until we reach the 101 Hwy. If there’s enough water. We can explore the area around the game reserve and then we’ll have Lunch at Buzz’s Bar and Grill. After a pleasant lunch it will be time to explore the east shore; on our way back north ending at Frye Cove Park. I hear there’s plenty of birds and wild life in this area.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 17.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 14 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.5 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.1 kts
  • Pace: 2.5

Meet time 7:45am

Launch 8:30am

Wheels required!  It’s a long and fairly steep Dissent to beach from parking lot.  Most of us will want to avoid making Multiple trips back to parking lot!

Lets plan on locking anybodies wheels that won’t fit in your kayak at beach.  I’ll bring a-cable and lock for this purpose. 

I did a recon trip to the park.  It has some really nice large rest rooms.

I also stopped at Buzzes Bar and Grill.  They said we’ll be welcome to dine in our dry suits. Inside or outside on there porch that overlooking the water.

Its still fairly warm in early October 

But you never know! Proper immersion clothing required (dry suit)

There maybe a small county parks parking fee?


My plan is to arrive at Buzz’s B&G at approximately 11:00am if water level allows us to explore the area south of Mud Bay bridge. ( it would be a additional 1.75nm to the already 13nm shown above)

10 essentials required in the most important is number one floatation bags in stern and bow hatches.

bring if you own them:

‘tow belt 

VHF Radio

Be sure to bring snack and a back up lunch and something warm to drink.



Eld Inlet

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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