Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach

Let's explore the Nisqually River Delta during a rising tide. Priority to students intially please, then open to BSK grads 3 weeks after posting. Update 8/28/22: open to BSK grads and students, no permission required.

  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm

Meet at Luhr's Landing at 9 am for a 10 am launch.  

Discovery Pass required.

We'll paddle and explore McAllister Creek then at around high tide paddle back to Nisqually Reach opening.  Depending on conditions we'll paddle either to Lyle Point (Anderson Island), Tolmie State Park, or toward the concrete boat beach east of the Nisqually Reach.  

Students must practice self and assisted rescues.  

Initially, I would like to prioritize student (any branch) sign ups until August 28 by requiring leader's permission to sign up.  After that the sign up will be open to all. Thank you.  Update 8/28/22:  open to BSK grads and students. No permission required.


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
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