Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach

Tolmie State Park to lower end of McAllister Creek

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 1 ft
  • Pace: 3 kts

We will MEET at Tolmie State Park at 8:30 am and LAUNCH at 9:30 am. 7730  61st Ave. NE, Olympia.  Bring kayak wheels if you have them.  Discover Pass required.

The Nisqually Delta is an interesting place to paddle year round.  We will launch at Tolmie State Park and checkout the condition of the shipwreck at DeWolf Bight then down McAllister Creek to approximately where Hwy 5 is. We will likely see some wildlife in the delta.

Dry suits are required.  Lunch will be somewhere along McAllister Creek, or possibly at Luhr Beach on the way back.

You will need a DISCOVER PASS to park at Tolmie State Park.




Nisqually Delta & Reach

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
  9.  Dry suit
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