Kayak Academy taking signups for spring tour

March 12, 2013

By Staff

Kayak Academy is taking registrations for its annual spring nature tour along the shores of Lake Sammamish.

A professional kayak guide leads the two-hour tour along the shores of Lake Sammamish and up a portion of Issaquah Creek. During the tour, a state park ranger will present an on-the-water program about the great blue heron.

In addition to the herons, participants frequently see a variety of waterfowl and raptors, such as bald eagles and red-tailed hawks. Spotting scopes will be available for land-based bird viewing, but participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars to view birds from the water.

The tours are from noon to 3 p.m. March 17 and 24 at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah.

The park hosts one of the largest heronries in the greater Seattle area, with 80 to 100 great blue heron nesting pairs.

Registration is $12 per person. Kayak rentals
are $12 for a single, sit-on-top kayak and $15 for a double or triple, sit-on-top kayak.

Free dry suits and life vests will be provided to all participants for the tour. Dress for the weather and wear footwear that can get wet.

Pre-registration is required. Call Kayak Academy at 206-527-1825 or 866-306-1825 toll free. Learn more at www.kayak-academy.com.



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