Eld Inlet

Boston Harbor, Washington 98501

Eld Inlet

Eld Inlet Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Eld Inlet Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Boston Harbor
Nearby City
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Part Day To Full Day.
Spring to Fall
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.
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Oct 2018