Nisqually Delta & Reach

Sea kayak the Nisqually Delta in South Puget Sound between Tacoma and Olympia, and fall in love with the pristine waters of the Nisqually Reach. Enjoy the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, an important and rich biological preserve in South Puget Sound that is home to many aquatic species.

Launch points

  • Luhr Beach
  • Tolmie State Park


  • Note tide heights as the delta dries at lower tide levels stranding many an unwary boater.
  • With proper tidal range exploration can include McAllister Creek on the west, Salmon Creek on the east with a connection back to the Nisqually River proper.
  • Duck hunting occurs in the fall here.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak III
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100

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