Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach

Paddle into the Nisqually Reach Nature Reserve

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  • Sea Kayak II+
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet and launch from Luhr Beach boat launch (Discover Pass required) TBD.

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: Sk II+
  • Wind: TBD
  • Waves: TBD
  • Route:Luhr Beach to Tolmie State Park to Nisqually Reach back to Luhr Beach
  • Distance:  8 nm
  • Pace: Moderate

We'll paddle from  Luhr Boat Launch to Tolmie State Park to Nisqually Reach back to Luhr Beach.


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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