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Stretch Island Sea Kayaking

Case Inlet, Puget Sound

Southern Puget Sound, Washington

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Stretch Island Sea Kayaking

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  • Buoys hang off the deck of a house on Stretch Island.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • A bridge connects Stretch Island to the mainland.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • Ducks float past a buoy near Stretch Island.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • Only accessible by boat, Stretch Point State Park offers a small picnic area and beach where kayakers can get out and stretch their legs.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • Stretch Point State Park offers a small picnic area and beach where kayakers can get out and stretch their legs.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • Stretch Point State Park.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • Houses on the coast of Stretch Island.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • The Stretch Point State Park has a lone picnic table and a modest day use area.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • Hauled out for a walk on Stretch Island.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • A barge near Stretch Island.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • Forested hillsides cover Stretch Island.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • A ladder leads down to the water at a privately owned home.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
  • A bridge connects Stretch Island to the mainland.- Stretch Island Sea Kayaking
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Quiet and secluded paddle. Bird watching. Easily combined with other paddles in the area.
Cons: 
Mostly private.
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Region:
Southern Puget Sound, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Site characteristics: Water: 
Sound/Strait
Motorized watercraft allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Portage required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.00 mi (6.44 km)
Water difficulty: 
Easy / Class A
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Paddle Description

Paddle Description

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Stretch Island can be reached from a handful of different put-in locations along North Bay and the Case Inlet. Perhaps the most convenient place to start is the Fair Harbor Marina near both Stretch and Reach Islands. Stretch Island offers a scenic and protected paddle throughout the entire year with shorelines comprised of forested slopes and quiet beach homes. On the northeastern point of the island is Stretch Point State Park, a small yet strangely secluded beach with a lone picnic table for boaters in the area. The park is only accessible by boat, and during the winter months boaters can expect to have the secluded point to themselves. Paddling around Stretch Island offers views of the Olympic Mountains as well as Mount Rainier on clear days. Kayakers should note, however, that during low tides, the passage between Stretch Island and the peninsula can become impassable.  

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