Irondale to Chimacum Creek


Sea Kayak - Irondale to Chimacum Creek

SK III Paddle from Irondale to Chimacum Creek, Kala Point and Port Hadlock and back.

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  • Sea Kayak II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 nm

Meet at Irondale Beach Park at 9:30am.

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 III
  • Wind: < 12 kts
  • Waves: < 2 ft
  • Route: Meandering
  • Distance:  6 nm
  • Pace: Moderate

From Irondale Beach Park we’ll paddle up nearby Chimicum Creek at high tide, then North to Kala Point, South to Port Hadlock and then back to Irondale, weather permitting.

Bring a snack or small lunch. Immersion wear required.


Irondale to Chimacum Creek

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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