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Nisqually River Delta in Washington

Trip Overview

Entered at Luhr Beach and the tide was running inland. Perfect weather, lots of Herons, fish jumping, a pleasant paddle. Paddled to Martin Way and then headed back. Tide still coming in and the paddle out was a bit of work. Took a side stream and saw hundreds of small crabs. Back in the main water way a seal joined the trip and added levity. Took a couple of hours, a pleasant break.


Good boat launch at Luhr Beach. Can put in at other end of trip at Nisqually Plaza RV Park.


Luhr Beach is restricted to cars with a WA Fish and Wildlife decal. Cost is $10.00 and can be purchased at sporting goods stores, etc. $5.00 at RV Park.


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  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Group Rates: No

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