Sea Kayak - Ross, Diablo & Gorge Lakes


Sea Kayak - Ross, Diablo & Gorge Lakes

Snow capped mountains, deep forests, creeks, canyons, waterfalls, rapids, birds and critters provide a paddling paradise on stunning Ross/Diablo/Gorge lakes. Beautiful campgrounds with no tides to worry about make this a fun and relaxing week for camping and paddling adventures. Immersion wear required and you must have kayak camping experience. Shuttle fees will apply.

  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 50.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 3 ft

TBA with leader's permission

Float plan will be determined by campsite availability when acquiring the permit on the first day of the paddle.   You must be able to control a loaded boat and maintain a 3+ knot pace regardless of the conditions.  Wheels are not required.   You must be ready to launch by 7-8 a.m. most of the days in order to avoid the unpredictable high winds that usually rise in the afternoons.


Ross, Diablo & Gorge Lakes

  • Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48

    Green Trails Ross Lake No. 16

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
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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