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Starts July 1, 2011.
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Kayaking and longer term parking at Cornet Bay Deception Pass State Park

Cornet Bay kayak launch put in site Deception Pass State Park Whidbey Island Washington State.

Launch
Kayaks and other human powered craft can be launched in the grassy area west of the boat launch. During the last visit the tide was ebbing and the launch was fairly muddy, slimy. Was able to get footing waling down what appeared to be an old boat like ramp. Otherwise the beach is fairly rocky for kayak launching. Wading out a bit to avoid the rocks might be necessary. Thank gawd for the dry suit due to the COLD water.

Parking
Longer term parking is available at Cornet Bay Deception Pass State Park for paddlers interested in more then day tours and looking to do extended kayak touring in the area.

LTP, longer term parking at Cornet Bay was $10 overnight when last visited March 5, 2010. See the picture provided from the park information board in the parking area. Also see the fees and permits at Washington State Parks Unattended vehicle overnight parking $10.

There is a lot of planning that needs to go into a paddle adventure. A partial list that this site hopes to help iwth include things like:

  • Launch Sites
  • Fees
  • Parking
  • Hidden costs.
  • Camping and other budget accommodations.
  • Directions
  • Some attractions and warnings.

    One of the biggies when it comes to kayaking is where to put in. Since most waterfront property is private, finding a place to paddle is half the battle.

    The next are things like parking. Is there adequate parking and how long can a vehicle be left and how much is it.

    This is also a place to launch for day touring in other areas of the Skagit Bay directly to the east of the kayak put in.

    Directly across the bay from the launch site is Ben Ure Island. This small island features a Washington State Park rental cabin. Reservations for a night in the cabin can be made online with the park.

    Route
    Note, this paddle was in the protected waters of Cornet Bay and did not have anything to do with Deception Pass under the bridge etc. Tidal currents can be very strong and for experienced paddlers that know what they are doing.
    Cornet Bay is a shallow bay and especially at low tide. Some mud flats in the west end and sea grasses grace the floor of the waters here. The route was about 3 miles. The shoreline east of the launch site is tree lined with no houses or other human interruptus.

    Other routes.
    Cornet Bay can be a great jumping off point for those paddlers that are interested and properly outfitted with the gear and skills.

    Close by are at least three Washington Water Trails Association kayak camps, Skagit Island, Hope Island and Ala Spit. For paddlers into sea kayaking and kayak camping this is a might be a good put in spot.

    Enjoy


    Links
    Google search results for kayaking Deception Pass.


    Washington State Aerial Photographs
    Cornet Bay kayak put in. Click on the right and left arrows on the picture to view the shoreline in the Deception Pass State Park area.

    Deliverance rating.

    Besides cold water and other kayaking conditions there is the people factor.
    The creep meter rating for people around here is fairly low. There seems to be a lot of people coming and going. The state park personnel are around a lot watching during this little adventure. Keep NOTHING in the vehicle.


    Fishing Reports, Stocking Reports & Fish Counts from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    Things your need to know.
    Read Me disclaimer, warnings, paddle at your own risk.

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    Approximate distance from:
    Seattle 82 miles.
    Everett 48 miles.
    Bellingham 48 miles.
    Vancouver Canada 155 km.
    Portland Oregon 255 miles.

    NOAA Navigational Chart
    Anacortes to Skagit Bay NOAA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart. View the Cornet Bay paddling area route in the chart.

    GPS: 48.400789,-122.623065

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    Cornet Bay Deceptoin Pass Kayaking boat launch .

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    Kayaking Cornet Bay Deception Pass State Park launch area .

    Region: Island County

    Overall rating: 5 paddles.

    Launch: Kayak launching from the grassy area not the boat launch is free.

    Launch rating: 5 paddles.

    Parking: Free day parking. $10 overnight parking for LTP, longer term parking. Washington State public lands parking permit



    Miscellaneous Cold water gear and skills. Cornet Bay is shallow. Outside the bay requires more advanced skills.

    Route Distance: 3 plus miles this visit. Variable for the day or longer kayak touring possibilities.

    Highlights: Launch site for day touring and kayak camping nearby.

    Warnings: Serious tidal currents in the Deception Pass area. Jet noise at times.

    Fossil fuel noise levels: 6 on a scale of 0-10. 10 being the loudest.

    Facilities: Restrooms available.

    Services: Groceries and other supplies at the store at the Cornet Bay park entrance.

    Budget accommodations: Tent,Cabin,Hostels,Kayak Camps,RV,Yurt.

    More information: Visit blog or page.

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