Hope Island South

Squaxin Island Indian Reservation, Washington

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Hope Island is a state park with beaches, meadows, forest trails, and the remnants of a farm homestead. Access from various sides of the South Sound is easy using the Hammersley Inlet, Boston Harbor, or Pickering/Peale Passage routes described here. Hope Island can be incorporated into a single-day trip around adjacent Squaxin Island or a multiday circumnavigation of nearby Harstine Island. Other camping possibilities are the two Cascadia Marine Trail sites at Jarrell Cove State Park (7.8 miles) and Joemma Beach State Park (7.6 miles) on the Key Peninsula. The Boston Harbor route requires an open-water crossing and exposure to possible tide rips in Dana Passage. Currents on the Peale Passage route may exceed 1.5 knots at times.
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)

Hope Island is a state park with beaches, meadows, forest trails, and the remnants of a farm homestead. Access from various sides of the South Sound is easy using the Hammersley Inlet, Boston Harbor, or Pickering/Peale Passage routes described here. Hope Island can be incorporated into a single-day trip around adjacent Squaxin Island or a multiday circumnavigation of nearby Harstine Island. Other camping possibilities are the two Cascadia Marine Trail sites at Jarrell Cove State Park (7.8 miles) and Joemma Beach State Park (7.6 miles) on the Key Peninsula.

The Boston Harbor route requires an open-water crossing and exposure to possible tide rips in Dana Passage. Currents on the Peale Passage route may exceed 1.5 knots at times.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Squaxin Island Indian Reservation
Length: 8
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Part Day To Overnight. There is a campsite for the general public and six for cascadia marine trail
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: SeaTrails Wa 205; Noaa charts 18445 SC or 18448 (both 1:80,000). Chart 18456 (1:20,000) covers the Boston Harbor route. use current tables for the Narrows with adjustments for Dana Passage on the Boston Harbor route, or with adjustments for Pickering/Peale Passage.
Topo Map: Hope Island (South) 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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