Stretch & Reach Islands

A pair of islands to sea kayak around that are located in upper Case Inlet in Puget Sound. Stretch Island State Park occupies the northeast tip of Stretch Island and offers a convenient break or lunch stop (but no toilets).

Launch & Landing Points

ON THE WATER

Often the islands are circumnavigated in a figure eight.The passage between Stretch Island and the mainland dries at low tides, requires about a three foot tide level. Additional exploration can be made, especially at high tides into inlets along the Mason County shore both north and south of the islands.

Information for Leaders

Permits

  • The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter.
  • 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
Map
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Sea Kayak - Stretch & Reach Islands

Sea Kayaking Trip
This is a student paddle for the Tacoma Sea Kayak Basic Course. The paddle will
Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
Sat, Jul 31, 2021
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Jul 15
Tacoma Branch
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