Steilacoom to Sequalitchew Creek

Sea kayak in South Puget Sound from Sunnyside Beach or Salters Point Park in Steilacoom to Sequalitchew Creek Beach in DuPont or paddle around the private Ketron Island.

Launch Points

  • Steilacoom Ferry. Parking at the ferry terminal parking area that accepts only credit cards. Restrooms available inside the passenger building. The boat ramp is adjacent to the building.
  • Sunnyside Beach in Steilacoom.  This launch has a long carry from the parking area to the launch site.
  • Salters Point Park in Steilacoom. This launch has very limited parking and a steep stairway to the beach.
  • Luhr's Landing (aka Luhr Beach) in the Nisqually Delta.

On the Water

Steilacoom to Sequalitchew Creek

7-10 nm round trip, Difficulty: Sea Kayak II+

Paddle from from Sunnyside Beach, Salters Point Park, or the ferry dock in Steilacoom to Sequalitchew Creek Beach in DuPont.

Ketron Island

6.4 nm Circumnavigation, Difficulty: SEa Kayak II+

Because Ketron Island is privately owned, there are no landing sites on the island. Possible lunch or break stops can be found at spots along the main shoreline. Solo Point provides a great lunch stop and Cole Point works well for a break on the leg south. The current through Cormorant Passage experiences an ebb but minimal to weak flood, and a tidal race can exist south of Lyle Point on Anderson Island in a flood.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II+
  • Length: 10.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Land Manager Varies
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • NOAA Puget Sound: Southern Part No. 18448
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Sea Kayak - Ketron Island Circumnavigation

Sea Kayaking Trip
Tacoma Branch Basic Sea Kayaking Student Paddle. We will launch from the ferry dock in
Difficulty: Sea Kayak II+
Sun, May 22, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant 2 leaders
Registration closes May 20
Tacoma Branch
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  • Steilacoom to Sequalitchew Creek
  • Sunnyside Beach to Sequalitchew Creek
  • Salters Point Park to Sequalitchew Creek
  • Ketron Island Circumnavigation
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