Fox Island Circumnavigation

Paddle 12 nm around a little known island just 5 miles from Gig Harbor. It's a south sound classic.

launch points

  • A typical trips start from a ramp at the west end of the Fox Island bridge.
  • Access can also be gained at the fishing pier at the island's south end. This is also a pull out place for lunch.


  • Trip planning must account for potentially strong tidal currents at the north end of Hale Passage and the southern tip of the island.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
  • Length: 12.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Land Manager TBD
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Possession Sound to Olympia including Hood Canal No. 18445
  • Red Marker
    47.273380, -122.651882
    47.2733804689 -122.651882172
  • Red Marker
    47.217699, -122.604349
    47.217698741 -122.604349137

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