Willapa Bay & Long Island


Sea Kayak - Long Island

Explore this mostly pristine island in Willapa Bay.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 14.2 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at the Willapa National Wildlife Reserve Visitor Contact Station at 3888 US-101, Naselle, WA.

Be ready to launch by 9:00a. Tide timing is critical for this paddle, so we will not delay the launch.Capture.JPGm.

The plan will be to circumnavigate the island in a clockwise direction.  On the way back along the east side of the island, we'll have to hug the shore and eddy hop against the outgoing tide. Hopefully we'll have a chance to see some of the elk herd on the island.

Bring shoes to do an easy hike with in case we think we have time to do the 1-hour round trip hike into the old cedar grove.


Willapa Bay & Long Island

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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