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Sea Kayak - Potlatch State Park

Olympia Sea Kayakers' Annual Picnic and Graduation

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 nm

Park opens at 8am. Paddlers arrive by 9 am, on the water around 9:45. Back around Noon. Non paddling family and guests arrive at noon. Graduation at 2 ish. Don't forget to bring your Discover Pass.  We have the picnic shelter at the north end of the beach reserved.

This is our annual Olympia Sea Kayak Picnic and recognition for this year's Basic Sea Kayak Class graduates.  The day includes a morning paddle south to the Skokomish River delta.  We have the picnic shelter reserved, but bring chairs to let us spread out more.

More information about food will be forthcoming.


Potlatch State Park

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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