Lake Washington

Paddle on one of the largest lakes in Washington. It's freshwater and second in size only to Lake Chelan. It's great for sea kayaking field trips and clinics. The most popular launch is Concrete Beach, just north of our Seattle Program Center.

launch points

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • 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. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 40
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 40
Map
  • MapTech Seattle and Lake Washington No. 101
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Essential Sea Kayak Skills - Lake Washington: Concrete Beach

Sea Kayaking Clinic
Develop directional control skills, including edging, turning and ruddering.
Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
Sat, Feb 11, 2023
Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closes Feb 10
Seattle Branch

Essential Sea Kayak Skills - Lake Washington: Concrete Beach

Sea Kayaking Clinic
Develop effective rescue and towing skills.
Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
Sat, Feb 18, 2023
Prerequisites
2 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Feb 16
Seattle Branch

Seattle Open Water Instructor Training - Lake Washington

Sea Kayaking Clinic
Training for instructors helping out with the Open Water student session for the Basic Sea
Sun, May 7, 2023
Prerequisites
9 participants 3 leaders
Registration closes May 5
Seattle Branch

Franklin Pierce HS - Kayaking - Lake Washington

Youth Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Franklin Pierce HS
Kayaking outing for youth from Franklin Pierce HS Outdoor Club
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Jun 8
Tacoma Branch

TAC PAT - Activity - Lake Washington

Youth Youth activity: Pathfinders
Monthly field trips that enable Pathfinders to practice newly learned skills.
Sat, Jun 17, 2023
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Jun 15
Tacoma Branch

Tacoma Explorers Kayak - Lake Washington

Youth Field trip: Tacoma Explorers
Tacoma Explorers - Kayaking trip
Sat, Jun 24, 2023
Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration closes Jun 22
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports
Titles

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Lake Washington: Concrete Beach
  • Lake Washington: Magnuson Park Swimming Beach
  • Lake Washington: Matthews Beach
  • Lake Washington: Log Boom Park
  • Lake Washington: Day Street Boat Ramp
  • Lake Washington: Kirkland Marina
  • Lake Washington: Houghton Beach Park
  • Lake Washington: Cascade Canoe & Kayak
  • Lake Washington: Gene Coulon Park
  • Lake Washington: Yarrow Bay
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