Chuck's Northwest Kayaking Information Center
Northwest Kayak Information Center

The Northwest is a fantastic place to live.  My friends and I enjoy kayaking the waters of the Northwest.  This joy has inspired me to build this web site so that I can share the places that my friends and I have paddled.  Every route shown here has been paddled by us. 

I hope that this web site can become a resource for other paddlers to use in exploring the Northwest.

Another summer has wrapped up and hopefully we'll get some good weather this fall to paddle in.  We had a good paddle season with lots of day trips... 3 overnight trips, including an eight day Orcas Island circumnavigation.  Now I need to add all those areas to the web...stay tuned.

Be sure to check the Kayaking resource menu for some great information and if you are looking for some options on Vancouver Island there are some outfitters listed there that may be a good resource for information or, if you need it, guiding services.  Stay sure to plan your paddles, keep a eye on the weather, tides and the currents and you will be sure to have fun!

I am working on the web site when I have time and I am striving to make this as complete a kayak guide for Puget Sound as possible.  If you have suggestions for improving any of my web pages you can contact me via E-Mail. 

Kayak Events in the Northwest:  

Northwest Paddling Festival Lake Sammamish State Park - May 10.  The Northwest Paddling Festival is a Free event.If you are interested in paddling the gear, there is a nominal $7 per person charge for those interested in demoing boats or Stand Up Paddleboards (credit/debit cards will be accepted).It is shaping up to be an amazing event with over 60 vendors from the paddlesports industry!  Come out and see what the biggest collection of manufacturers in specialty paddlesports looks like in one location.


The Mountaineers invites you to join us in the spring of 2014 when we bring the outdoors in with the BeWild Speaker and Film Series. This series will inspire the everyday adventurer to explore, discover and conserve the wild spaces of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through stories of passion and adventure we will enable and encourage the community especially the next generation to get outside, seek adventure, connect with nature and be inspired to care for the wild places where we play. Join us as we explore the outdoors differently. More info about the series can be found here:


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Last Updated:  April 17, 2014

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