Hood Head

Shine, Washington

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Shine Tidelands State Park, north of the Hood Canal Bridge, features an interesting bay, lagoon, and a gravel spit, all preserved in this undeveloped state park. All this, plus easy access make this a nice afternoon’s destination or easy overnight trip using the Cascadia Marine Trail site on Hood Head. Ducks, herons, and other waterfowl are plentiful in the lagoon during the winter months. The alongshore paddling and largely protected waters constitute a suitable trip for new kayakers. Paddling at Hood Head could be combined with other paddling routes in the area, such as Port Gamble and Mats Mats Bay trip.
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)

Shine Tidelands State Park, north of the Hood Canal Bridge, features an interesting bay, lagoon, and a gravel spit, all preserved in this undeveloped state park. All this, plus easy access make this a nice afternoon’s destination or easy overnight trip using the Cascadia Marine Trail site on Hood Head.

Ducks, herons, and other waterfowl are plentiful in the lagoon during the winter months. The alongshore paddling and largely protected waters constitute a suitable trip for new kayakers. Paddling at Hood Head could be combined with other paddling routes in the area, such as Port Gamble and Mats Mats Bay trip.

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

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Shine
Length: 8
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: Part Day Or Overnight.
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: SeaTrails Wa 105; Noaa chart 18477 (1:25,000) or 18445 SC (1:80,000); port Townsend tide table.
Topo Map: Hood Head 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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