Cypress Island

Cypress Island, Washington 98222

Cypress Island

Cypress Island Professional Review and Guide

"The wild ruggedness of Cypress Island, along with the chance for a hike to catch the panoramic views from Eagle Cliff, and the two seasonal, public camping areas with Cascadia Marine Trail sites around the island contribute to its popularity with kayakers.

Cypress Island has an added bonus, unique in the San Juan Islands: ferry trips are not required. The DNR owns about four-fifths of the island and manages it primarily for recreation. Plan one to two nights out to the island’s two campsites or circumnavigate the entire island."

Cypress Island Reviews

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This is a great paddle in mostly protected waters. One thing of note you must plan your trip through the sluice pipe for a very high tide or you will wind up carrying boats across the road. Make sure you stop at the Nordland General Store for some ice cream on a hot day. Mystery bay is also a pleasant stopover. I also recomend paddling the Port Hadlock cut under the bridge. There is lots of marine life there and it is especially fun to play around in the currents of the changing tide.

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Trail Information

Cypress Island
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Full Day To Overnight.
Spring to Fall
SeaTrails Wa 001, 005; Noaa charts 18423 SC or 18421 (both 1:80,000), 18430 (1:25,000); rosario Strait current tables (with corrections for Bellingham Channel, Strawberry island, Guemes Channel, or Shannon Point, depending on your location) or the Canadian Current Atlas.
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