Fir Island

Formed by the forks of the South and North Skagit Rivers, Fir Island is located on the east side of Skagit Bay between the towns of Conway and La Conner. Great location for hiking or sea kayaking.

Fir Island is the winter home of migratory snow geese, trumpeter and tundra swans, as well as over 180 species of birds recorded throughout the year. Look for flying creatures such as ducks, herons, eagles, and more. This is a stop for migrating geese and swans in winter. Trip planning should include a check for current year hunting season and low tides that turn the delta into a mud flat. 


Easy hike with minimal elevation gain. There are 7.5 miles of hiking on trails in the Skagit Wildlife Area and on country roads. 

Sea Kayak

Trips can be made as a circumnavigation of the island or one way with a shuttle to La Conner with side trip to Goat Island as time and conditions allow.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. Leaders are expected to contact the leader(s) of existing trips to ensure there are no concerns or conflicts, according to The Mountaineers Outdoor Ethics Policy. Please review our Group Size & Multiple Bookings page for guidance.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 7.5 mi

Upcoming Activities

Sea Kayak - Fir Island

Sea Kayaking Trip
This is an exploratory trip to test the water levels and to look for the
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 2, 2024
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Feb 29
Olympia Branch
Lisa Johnson
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