Kayaking Puget Sound, the San Juans, & Gulf Islands
by Rob Casey (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2012 Rob Casey/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
Clark Island is a great way to enter the San Juans by kayak without shelling out too much dough for the ferries. The biggest thing to be careful of is the timing of the currents. In particular, the current pushes very hard southward around Point Lawrence when the water is ebbing.
This is one of my favorite Islands in the San Juans. Very few people with limited camping because of past winter storms, make this island a more secluded feeling than other spots in the area. My trip started at the Guemes ferry terminal in anacortes with the first night spent at pelican beach on cypress island. Ride the flood north across Rosario Strait, use caution rounding point lawrence. Several tide rips in the area. If you need a break there are only rocky beaches usually with surf landings SW of the point. There is an abundance of marine life on and around clark island especially the sisters rocks. Awesome spot highly recomend
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