Burrows Island

Routes:  Launch from Washington Park, head south and then out past Burrows Island around Allen, hugging the shore on the north side. Once at the western end, head north back to Burrows for lunch at the Light Station State Park. Check the currents to make sure that you aren't paddling against them.  Currents can be as strong as 2 kts.  Areas to avoid are the passage between Allen Island and Burrows (tide rips) and Burrows Island and Fidalgo Head.  An additional hazard to watch out for is motor boats heading from the marina to the San Juans, some do not watch for kayakers, be alert.  Distance covered is approximately 8.0 miles
Launch Facility: Washington State Park,  nice ramp, restrooms, plenty of parking.