Kachess Lake Kayaking in 4K UHD with Stunning Aerials

A self-supported trip created by PresenceVideography

Trip Overview

For the Pacific Northwest mountain lake paddlers out there, here is my absolute favorite! About an hour east of Seattle on I90, just past Snoqualmie Pass. Great for beginners to advanced paddlers. Best early morning (lighter winds). Check lake levels before you go at resource below ... best early spring to mid-summer as lake levels can get significantly lower late summer. Options for primitive camping for kayak campers. Highlights of kayaking trip at Little Kachess Lake in Washington with video in 4K UHD with spectacular drone aerials, full video and highlights at timestamps below:

⏱️ Timestamps
0:00 - Intro
0:08 - Kachess Lake in Washington State
0:13 - Kayak Route and Distance
0:25 - North Boat Launch at Kachess Lake Campground
0:39 - Part 1: Boat Launch North to Island
1:57 - Box Canyon Creek
4:20 - Little Kachess Lake Island
4:58 - Swimming Around the Island
5:17 - Aerial Rise Up Over Island
5:29 - Aerial View South
5:36 - Aerial Fly-Over Island
5:49 - Aerial Point of View Around Island
5:58 - Aerial View North
6:15 - Exploring the Island
6:31 - Part 2: Island North to Kachess River
8:02 - Waterfall
8:36 - Kachess River
8:53 - Rest Stop Near Kachess River
9:36 - Aerial View South of Little Kachess Lake
10:04 - Aerial View Up Kachess River
10:29 - Swimming at Kachess River
10:35 - Part 3: Kachess River SE to Waterfall
11:14 - Exploring the Waterfall
12:22 - Part 4: Waterfall South to Cliffs
13:30 - Cliffs on East Side of Little Kachess Lake
13:58 - Aerial Over Cliffs
14:45 - Exploring the Creek and Campsites
15:07 - Part 5: Cliffs SW to Boat Launch

Check lake level: https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/yaki...

Map Locations
🔗 Boat Launch: https://goo.gl/maps/GFXmqB4vqPNGi63RA
🔗 Island: https://goo.gl/maps/59GiHnsFqPFHTJ6EA
🔗 Kachess River Rest Stop: https://goo.gl/maps/q9KzXhV74k1W7Ezs8
🔗 Waterfall: https://goo.gl/maps/EFp4wvWG7iVUMD3T9
🔗 Cliffs: https://goo.gl/maps/SdvZDmQiWu7Y7JCx9

🔗 Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...


Safety Notes

Check lake level. Check winds.

Gear Notes

Perception Captiva 16ft kayaks


Lake level 96%. Light winds xtagstartz 5 knots for most of the half day trip, picking up to 5-10 knots in the afternoon.

Portage Notes


Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 7/10/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water

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