Pomeroy State Park (Manchester) to Blake Island

Launch Point Pomeroy State Park (Manchester)


From Port Orchard, E on SR166 4 mi; turn L on Colchester Rd and go 1.5 mi to Town of Manchester; At Main St, turn R and go 2 blocks; boat ramp & park are at end of Main St; Parking is across Colchester Rd.  There are quiet a few parking stalls available at the launch site.  There is a nice sandy beach south of the boat ramp that makes for a very good kayak launch point.

Max Difficulty:  SKII/III
Destination Blake Island
Duration 4 Hours
Description Launch from Pomeroy State Park (next the pier in Manchester) and paddle across to Blake Island.  Paddle the north side going and come back via the South Side.  The beach at Blake is sandy and there is a very nice park at Blake with all the luxuries.  Going from Manchester cuts the crossing to less than 2 miles.  If you plan the currents and tides you can have a nice 2.5 kt push back to Manchester going around the south end.  There is some turbulence generated by the currents near the south west corner of the island but it is not very bad.