Sea Kayak - Lake Washington


Sea Kayak - Lake Washington

We'll explore the Mercer Slough, launching from Medina Beach Park.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 10.7 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Pace: 3

Arrive at Medina Beach Park in time for a shore talk at 8:20 am and departure at 8:30 am.  There is plenty of parking here, but please carpool, if possible, since it's a popular spot later in the day.  

From Medina Beach Park we'll paddle south along the east shore of Lake Washington.  After passing under  I-90 (twice) we'll explore the wetlands of Mercer Slough, before returning by the same route.   Bellevue City Parks afford several stopping opportunities along the way; bring your lunch.  

Note this trip is suitable for Basic Class Students who are confident they can go the distance.  


Lake Washington

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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