Hartstine Island

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Sea Kayak - Hartstine Island

Clockwise circumnavigation of Harstene with an overnight campout at Jarrell Cove State Park.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 24.0 nm
  • Elevation Gain: 8 ft

An email will be sent to registered participants with details. 

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty: SK 3
  • Wind: 10-15 knot
  • Waves: up to 1-2 feet
  • Route: 
  • Distance:  24 nm  (14 nm on Day 1 and 10 nm Day 2)
  • Pace: moderate

We'll paddle from Johnson Point around Harstene in a clockwise direction. This paddle will qualify for the Islands Paddle Pin. Dry suits are required. Participants are responsible for their own food and camping gear. There will fees for parking overnight and camping. Details will be sent in an email to participants. 

Route/Place

Hartstine Island



  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

    NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
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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 as the conditions encountered.
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