Mayfield Lake, Cowlitz & Tilton Gorges


Sea Kayak - Mayfield Lake, Cowlitz & Tilton Gorges

Explore these two beautiful gorges. Hope to see some wildlife and waterfalls.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 3 kts
  • Pace: 2.5-3.0 kt

Ike Kinswa State Park picnic area. Bring wheels if you have them.

Plan to be on the water at 11:00 am.

Expect currents up to 2 kt in the gorges.

Bring wheels if you have them.


Mayfield Lake, Cowlitz & Tilton Gorges

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Dry suits required.

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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