Sea Kayak - Ross, Diablo & Gorge Lakes

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Sea Kayak - Ross, Diablo & Gorge Lakes

***ADJUSTED DATES***Glorious. That is the only way to describe what it’s like to be surrounded by stunning snow capped mountains and beautiful forests while exploring gorgeous, glittering, sunny and warm Ross Lake.

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 50.0

We will begin on lovely Diablo Lake, take the shuttle (fee required) to Ross and return to same.  Day paddle on beautiful Gorge Lake optional. Camping fees may apply and you must have immersion wear and kayak camping experience. 

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and plan to paddle in up to these conditions (view the sea kayak difficulties definitions on our Activity Types, Difficulties & Prerequisites page):

  • Difficulty:  SK III
  • Wind:  0-15 kts
  • Waves: 0-2;
  • Currents:  none
  • Distance:  50 nm
  • Pace:  moderate
Route/Place

Ross, Diablo & Gorge Lakes



  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48

    Green Trails Ross Lake No. 16
  • See full route/place details.
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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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