Sign up now for kayak tours at Lake Sammamish

March 11, 2014

By Staff

Kayak Academy is now 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, tours 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.

Lake Sammamish State Park hosts one of the largest heronries in the greater Seattle area with 80 to 100 Great Blue Heron nesting pairs.

The tours are from noon to 3:30 p.m. March 15 and 16 at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road. Cost is $18 per person.

Single, sit-on-top kayaks can be rented for $12. Double or triple, sit-on-top kayaks can be rented for $15.

Free dry suits and life jackets will be provided to all participants.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at

Learn more by calling Kayak Academy at 206-527-1825.

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