Hammersley Inlet

Trip

Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet

Shelton Shuttle from Arcadia to Walker Park and back. The daylight will be too short for any significant play, but this is a current assist paddle and a chance to enjoy a relaxing trip up and down the Hammersley inlet.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 2.5 knts + with current assist

Arcadia boat launch, contact leader for details.

You must be comfortable paddling in moving water and have some experience with eddy lines and tide races.   Bring a headlamp and be prepared for a night paddle if the trip runs late.  Dry suit required. Bring a warm garment to wear for lunch at Walker Park while we wait for the current to shift.    

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 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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