Hiram M. Chittenden Locks


Sea Kayak - Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

We'll paddle from Ballard, through the Locks, to Discovery Park and West Point, and back.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15.0 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 kts

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at 14th Ave. NW Boat Ramp.   There is free parking at the ramp.  We will then gear up and review the plan for the day before launching.

Further details about the Locks, logistics, etc., TBA prior to this trip.


Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

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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