Mid Sound

Seattle, Washington 98108

Mid Sound

Mid Sound Professional Review and Guide

"Located within sight of the towering buildings of Seattle, the mid-sound still offers the paddler a wilderness experience. Blake Island remains a jewel of central Puget Sound, an entire island park where deer and eagles can be seen with regularity—a great spot for your first night out. For paddlers looking for a few more days of adventure, nearby Vashon Island has some great campsites at Wingehaven and Lisabeula. Native Americans plied the waters of Puget Sound long before the arrival of white explorers.

They knew the sound as Whulge, which loosely translates as “big salt water.” Several tribes inhabited this coast, living on the abundant marine life and using the towering stands of forests to build villages and dugout canoes. Although boats of all kinds now travel these waters, paddling Puget Sound continues to be the best way to explore its beautiful shorelines. The slow, silent pace of a kayak will allow you to absorb the spectacular vistas of Mount Rainier, cabin-dotted islands and wildlife at play."

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Trail Information

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Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
1 - 3 days
Best spring through fall
18440: Puget Sound; 18445: Puget Sound -- Possession Sound to Olympia; 18449: Puget Sound -- Seattle to Bremerton
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Jul 2018