Nisqually Delta & Reach


Sea Kayak - Nisqually Delta & Reach

We will paddle northwest from Luhr Beach to Johnson Point, then east to Devil's Head where we will eat lunch. From there we will visit the WWTA site on Anderson Island before returning to Luhr Beach.

  • Sea Kayak III, Class 0 Still Water
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 1.5 kts
  • Pace: 2,5-3 knots

Meeting time:  08:00 for a planned launch at 09:00

Meeting place:  Luhr Beach Boat Ramp.  This is a WDFW facility and a Discover Pass is required.

We will paddle along the west side of Nisqually Reach.  Our first stop will be at Tolmie State Park for a short shore break  before continuing north to Johnson Point.  We will then cross east to Devil's Head for lunch.  From there will return to Luhr Beach with a short stop at the WWTA site on Anderson Island.

This paddle is anticipated to be appropriate for those who have recently completed the Basic Sea Kayak course.  If conditions are excessive we will either explore Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge or paddle along the shoreline to Johnson Point and return the same way.


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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