Silver Lake


Sea Kayak - Silver Lake

Holiday lights kayak paddle on Silver Lake.

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  • Sea Kayak I/II
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 1.0 nm

Friday, December 23, 2016
Meeting time and location: We’ll meet up at 5:30pm in the Hauge Homestead Park parking lot on the southeast corner of Silver Lake.  

If you are not sure of the park's location, plug this address into your GPS or smart phone and it will take you directly to the parking lot: 

1819 121st St SE, Everett, WA 98208

For more information about the Hauge Homestead Park, check out its website at  


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+
  • Wind: 8 to 10kts
  • Waves: Less than 1 foot
  • Route: Once around the lake.
  • Distance:  Less than 1 nm
  • Pace: Slow

Activity overview: We’ll make the final determination on the weather at the meet-up time. If conditions permit, we’ll launch by 6:15pm and paddle around the lake for about an hour then return to the beach at Hauge Homestead Park. In any case, we need to be out of the park lot by 8pm. Paddle or no, we’ll meet at nearby Emory’s On Silver Lake afterward to compare notes. See Emory’s website for information on the restaurant:

Gear: Bring your boat and winter kayaking kit. Dry suits required. Wheels recommended.

Lighting: Bring a headlamp or standard kayak lighting in addition to any holiday lighting you have for your boat. Many of us use Qedertek 200 LED Battery String Lights. These are waterproof, 50 foot long LED light strings that can be run up and back on the boat multiple times with a few criss-crosses. They have 8 functions from steady to blink to wave, fade, flash and other stuff. Requires 3 “D” batteries and cost around $20 on Amazon:


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.  DRY SUIT REQUIRED.
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