Freshwater Bay


Sea Kayak - Freshwater Bay to Angeles Point

Launch from Freshwater Bay and paddle to the Elwha River delta, with goal, depending on sea state, of lunch at river mouth or Angeles Pt and perhaps some on-foot exploration of delta. If you haven't seen what has been created since the removal of the Elwha dams, you're in for a treat.

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  • Sea Kayak IV
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2.0 kts
  • Pace: moderate

Meet at the Freshwater Bay boat launch at 9:30 am

This paddle can range from easy to challenging depending on sea state.  Paddlers should be comfortable with surf landing  and launching as they are almost certain at Angeles Point or river mouth. Helmets required. 


Freshwater Bay

  • MapTech Cape Flattery to Whidbey Island No. 103

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