Hammersley Inlet

Trip

Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate

Meet Walker County Park at 1100

  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK III.  Disregard the computer-forced "moderate" rating above; this is a sea kayak trip and it is an SK III trip.
  • Wind: <10 kts 
  • Waves: < 1 ft
  • Route: which ever is most fun
  • Distance: 
  • Pace: moderate
We'll enjoy modest current assist from Walker County Park down the inlet to Hope Island, where we will set up camp.  We will go on short night paddle just to experience the dark.  We will break camp fairly early to catch the flood back to Walker County Park.

Dry suit, waterproof headlamp, blue chem light (glostick) and a means of attaching same to your head gear are required.  And, in addition to paddling gear, participants will need adequate sleeping bag and shelter (tent), and other camping equipment (stove, light, etc).  Temperatures are predicted to be moderate; rain is possible; night will be long
Route/Place

Hammersley Inlet



  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445

    MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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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