Eld Inlet

Boston Harbor, Washington

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This is a pleasurable place to paddle with no real destination, or to explore the little mid-inlet coves and southern tidal estuaries. Only one boat ramp, a driveway through the yard of a private home and boat building shop, provides direct trailered boat access on Eld Inlet. This factor helps encourage greater tranquility than found elsewhere. The other access point, at Frye Cove County Park, is only suitable for hand-carried boats.
Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

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Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands

by Rob Casey (The Mountaineers Books)

This is a pleasurable place to paddle with no real destination, or to explore the little mid-inlet coves and southern tidal estuaries.

Only one boat ramp, a driveway through the yard of a private home and boat building shop, provides direct trailered boat access on Eld Inlet. This factor helps encourage greater tranquility than found elsewhere. The other access point, at Frye Cove County Park, is only suitable for hand-carried boats.

© 2012 Rob Casey/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Boston Harbor
Distance: 8.5
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Part Day To Full Day.
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: SeaTrails Wa 205; Noaa charts 18445 SC (1:80,000), 18448 (1:80,000), and 18456 (1:20,000). The Narrows current table with adjustments for eld inlet entrance.
Topo Map: Eld Inlet Topographic Map
Guide Book: Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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10/12/2002

Great area to paddle! We launched from Latimer’s Landing and paddled around Squaxin Island on the way to Hope. Squaxin’s shoreline is much more interesting (unless you like developed areas) than Hartstene Island or the mainland since it is an Indian reservation and has very few visible structures. Also, there are some nice lagoons and bays to explore at high tide. On Hope Island there are nice campspots ($6 per night), an apple orchard with tame deer, and many trails to explore. At low tide you can walk the entire island on the beach. This eTrail by The Mountaineers Books covers all the options for launching (including the interesting tidal flows) and various routes to reach this small island.

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