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North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop

Lake Washington, Seattle

Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington

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  • Matthews Beach is a popular place for families and beachgoers as well as a great access point for kayaking on Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • A kayaker launches from Matthews Beach on Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • Houses line the banks of Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • Ducks swim in Lake Washington near Denny Park.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • A man reads at Denny Park, one of the many parks along the shores of Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • A kayak sits on the shores of Lake Washington at Denny Park.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • A kayaker launches from Denny Park on Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • Boats and houses line the shores of Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • A seaplane takes off from Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • Canadian Geese gather near Matthews Beach on Lake Washington.- North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
  • - North Lake Washington Sea Kayaking Loop
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access from Seattle.
Cons: 
Crowded on the weekends.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Lake
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
Current Local Weather:
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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The north end of Lake Washington offers kayakers a myriad of different parks and shoreline to explore. From Matthews Beach, paddle directly across to Denny Park and continue up the coastline towards Saint Edward State Park. The paddle, while a far stretch from a wilderness experience, offers relative solitude on weekdays. Kayakers get a good view of multi-million dollar houses lining the beaches as well as seaplanes taking off. Ducks, geese and other sea birds can also be seen throughout the paddle. From Saint Edward State Park paddlers can either complete their loop and head back to Matthews Beach or extend the trip by kayaking further north before turning back.  

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