Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta

Priority will be given to recent graduates of the Olympia Basic Kayak Class. Launching at the Luhr Beach boat ramp, we will paddle with the ebb current along the perimeter of the refuge to the beach at Sequalitchew Creek in DuPont for a lunch stop. We will explore a ship wreck and as much of the delta as the tides permit and ride the flood back to Luhr Beach. This is a mentored leader trip for Fred Inman.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 10.0 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: easy

Meet at the Luhr Beach parking area at 9:00 am for a 9:30 launch.  Discover Pass is required.  

Bring suitable paddling and immersion wear, launch, water and your ten essentials.  We will paddle rain or shine.  If any recent Basic Kayak Class graduates need an experience paddle and have trouble finding a boat and gear, please contact the leaders and we may be able to help.  


Nisqually Delta & Reach

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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