Eld Inlet

Paddle an inlet in the southern part of Puget sound and enjoy exploring tidal estuaries with productive shellfish populations at the southernmost tip.

Launch Points

  • Access on the south can be gained near the Mud Bay Road bridge. 
  • Formal launch points serving the north end are Boston Harbor on Budd Inlet and Arcadia Launch on Totten Inlet. 
  • Access is sometimes gained from private waterfront property.

on the water

Eld Inlet lies between Cooper Point and Griffin Peninsula and extends 8 nm from its northern entrance to Mud Bay in the south.  Evergreen State College lies along its eastern shore.   Fry Cove County Park lies somewhat north on the western shore.  Eld Inlet is one of south sound's productive shellfish areas with many cultivation sites occupying the tidelands.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak IV
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
Map
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Sea Kayak - Eld Inlet

Sea Kayaking Trip
Come see the fall colors all the way back in this beautiful inlet.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants
Registration closes Oct 10
Olympia Branch
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