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: 20
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • MapTech Seattle and Lake Washington No. 101

Upcoming Activities

Pierce County Juvenile Court - Kayaking - Lake Washington

Sea Kayaking Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Pierce County Juvenile Court
Youth Kayaking Activity
Sat, Jul 25, 2020
No Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jul 23
Tacoma Branch

FLOW - Fun and Learning on the Water - Lake Washington: Concrete Beach

Sea Kayaking Clinic
Wednesday Evening Roll Up - Practice your flat water rolls to tune up your skills.
Difficulty: Sea Kayak I/II
Wed, Aug 19, 2020
2 participants on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closes Aug 18
Seattle Branch

Y-WE Kayaking - Lake Washington

Youth Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Young Women Empowered
Y-WE kayaking in Lake Washington.
Sun, May 9, 2021
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes May 7
Seattle Branch
Trip Reports

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: 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

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