Gooseberry Point to Clark Island

Sea kayak to a 55-acre marine camping park with saltwater shores, beach campsites and picnic areas, sandy beaches and pea gravel beaches. Be sure to check out the intertidal areas along the southern end of the island or find one of the several benches along the bluffs to watch the sunset and take in a view of Mount Baker and Lummi Island.

Launch Points

  • Gooseberry Point
  • There are also launch points on Lummi Island and Orcas Island.

about Clark Island

  • There are 15 campsites all along the eastern shore and a handful of picnic areas along the western shore.
  • There are 11,292 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia.
  • The beaches are sandy on the west side of the island and smooth pea gravel on the east side. 
  • There are two composting toilets on the island, but no running water.

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. 

  • Suitable Activities: Sea Kayaking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III/IV
  • Length: 14.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Clark Island State Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • NOAA Rosario Strait Northern Part No. 18430
  • MapTech Boundary Pass to Lummi Island No. 108
  • NOAA Strait of Juan de Fuca to Strait of Georgia No. 18421
  • MapTech The San Juan Islands No. 104

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