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Sea Kayak - Saltwater to Dash Point

WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR, with a paddle between two State Parks. Be sure to wear a wild hat!

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 nm

I plan to launch from the Saltwater State Park beech at 10:00 am.   We will paddle at a rate of about 2 nm per hour and will shoot to be back to Saltwater Park around 3:30 pm. Dry Suits are required,  be sure to bring along an extra jacket to wear at lunch time.  In addition to lunch be sure to bring along something warm to drink and snacks to share.

We will go out to dinner after the paddle if there is enough interest.

Most importantly,  be sure to wear a wild hat to celebrate the New Year.

I expect this sea kayak trip to have this difficulty and these conditions.  View the sea kayak difficulties definitions on the Activity Types page.

  • Difficulty:  sk II/III
  • Wind: Often reach 10+ K
  • Waves: typically 1 -  2 feet
  • Route: Will follow the shore line in both directions.
  • Distance:  nm 10
  • Pace:

We'll paddle from Saltwater State Park  to Dash Point State Park


Saltwater to Dash Point

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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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