Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach

This will be a relaxing paddle in the rising tide on the Delta, fit for graduate paddlers.

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

We will meet Sunday at the Luhr Beach launch around noon. Carpooling is encouraged as the launch may be crowded.

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: SKII
  • Wind: variable, check weather report
  • Waves: variable
  • Route: on the delta and in McCallister Creek's mouth
  • Distance: 8 nm
  • Pace: easy

We'll paddle at first where the tide allows, likely up McCallister Creek, then across the Delta as the tide floods


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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