Hammersley Inlet

Trip

Sea Kayak - Hammersley Inlet

Classic summer Shelton Shuttle trip combined with very low tide exploration of the reef off of Squaxin Island.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3.7 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at Walker County Park near Shelton. Be ready to launch by 10:00am

There is no fee for parking or launch. There are bathroom facilities in the park.

We will ride the current out Hammersley Inlet, stopping to play along the way at eddylines.  After a quick break after playing around Cape Horn, we will continue out past Hope Island to the reef to explore at this very low (-4.3') tide level. From there, we'll go back to Hope Island for lunch and then back into Hammersley Inlet.  Expect to get back to Walker Park around 5:00pm.

Route/Place

Hammersley Inlet


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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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