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


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


  • 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
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
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