Carr Inlet

Sea kayak on the inlet that extends northward between Key and Kitsap Peninsula close to Gig Harbor. In addition to varied shoreline, exploration opportunities include Cutts Island State Park, Minter Creek Fish Hatchery, and the tidelands of Burley Lagoon.

launch points

Access points include launch ramps at Kopachuck and Penrose State Parks, local ramps at Home and Wauna as well as an informal road end at Rosedale.


  • The north-south orientation often results in rough conditions at the north end driven by winds from the south or southwest.
  • The Wauna launch is often used as a base for wind and wave clinics.
  • The Burley Lagoon is a 358-acre watershed located at the north  end of Carr Inlet on the Key Peninsula.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448

Upcoming Activities

Sea Kayak - Cutts Island

Sea Kayaking Trip
For the lucky few, join me on my first mentored paddle. The paddle launches from
Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
Fri, Apr 2, 2021
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
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Registration closes Apr 1
Tacoma Branch
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  • Cutts Island
  • Wauna to Cutts Island
  • Burley Lagoon

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