Pickering Passage

Pickering Passage

Pickering passage separates Mason County from Hartstene and Squaxin Islands.  Extending almost 8.5 nm. north to south, is offers a lot of exploration opportunities.  Pickering is notable for flowing North on the ebb and South on a flood, providing current assisted trips for the careful planner.  Access can be had from Arcadia, Latimer Landing and Fair Harbor.  Inlets to visit include Jarrell Cove State Park, McLean and Pirate Coves at the northern end.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445

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