Illahee State Park to Blake Island

Paddle to Blake Island from the west. This trip is enhanced by the currents through Rich Passage. Enjoy a stop at Tillicum Village before returning.

launch points


  • The trip is enhanced by the currents through Rich Passage.
  • For a special bonus, visit Tillicum Village on Blake Island for ice cream bars to refuel for the ride back. 

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. 

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III+
  • Length: 12.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Blake Island State Park
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
  • MapTech Seattle and Lake Washington No. 101

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