Upper Case Inlet (Allyn to Stretch Island)

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Updated: 10/8/2011
Launch Point

 Allyn Waterfront Park

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Max Difficulty:  SK I/II
Paddle Length/Time 11 sm / 9.3 nm / 3.5 hours paddling
Tide/Current Station Allyn Case Inlet/Pickering N (negligible effect)
Destination Stretch Island (Stretch Point State Park)
Description Launch from the Allyn Waterfront Park.  Avoid low tide as the area will get quite muddy between the shore and water.  If you do launch at low tide use the dock.

Paddle from Allyn down Case Inlet past Reach Island, you can paddle either side of the island, to Stretch Island.   Update (10/2011):  Bill Sommers who owned and operated the museum has passed on.  The contents of the museum were purchased amd moved to Foss Waterway Seaport on the Tacoma Waterfront. With the closing of the museum plan on paddling south around the island and up to Stretch Point State Park.  Take a break and then continue to paddle around back to Allyn. 

This is a quiet area with lots of homes along the coast and is a relaxing paddle. 

When the tide is low the passage between Stretch and the Peninsula will not be passable.  I recommend you plan on arriving at high tide or 1-2 hour before low tide.  If you do that plan on spending 2-3 hours on shore waiting for the tide to return.

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