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Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation

Carr Inlet, Puget Sound

Southern Puget Sound, Washington

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Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation

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  • A sailboat is moored off of Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Dead trees hang over the water near Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A kayaker approaches the bridge along the southern side of Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Houses line the majority of the coastline on Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A gull rests on a dock near Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A female common merganser (Mergus merganser) swims along the shore of Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Houses line the banks of Carr Inslet.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Houses and boats line the shores.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A red-tailed hawk (buteo jamaicensis) flies above Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Houses and boats line the shores.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • A kayaker approaches the bridge along the southern side of Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • Harbor seals rest along the shores of Raft Island.- Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
  • - Raft Island Sea Kayaking Circumnavigation
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Close to Tacoma. Wildlife. Great views.
Cons: 
N/A
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Region:
Southern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Site characteristics: Water: 
Sound/Strait
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
5.00 mi (8.05 km)
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Raft Island is a beautiful and diverse day trip from Kopachuck State Park, and it is easily combined with a trip to Cutts Island along the way. A short walk is necessary from the parking lot to the beach. Raft Island, located in Carr Inlet, is privately owned, but it offers kayakers a unique opportunity to sightsee while circumnavigating one of the many islands dotting the inlets of the South Puget Sound area.  

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