Open Water Session

Field trip: Basic Sea Kayaking Course

Open Water Session - Lake Sammamish State Park

An exciting two days of on the water activities, learning basic kayak skills. Wet exits, rescues, and basic paddle strokes will be covered. Prepare to spend much of the day in the water.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 nm


The instruction will be performed in a protected, yet open water setting.  The training will typically be two students to an instructor in certain circumstances such as learning rescues and strokes. 


Lake Sammamish State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Sea Kayak, paddle, PFD, spray skirt, paddle float, pump, and dry suit-as a minimum. Discuss other requirements with the instructor.

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