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Paddling Southern Hood Canal - Trip #22

Called the 'Great Bend', the southern bend of Hood Canal at Annas Bay is also the mouth of the Skokomish River and it's expansive tide flats fanning out between Potlatch State Park and the tiny town of Union.  Camp at the Cascadia Marine Trail site at the State Park and rent a SUP or kayak from Union Paddle Center.  Bring a tide table to time the level correctly to avoid getting stuck in the mud below the river mouth.  Calm waters are the norm on Annas Bay with quiet paddling in the off season.  Use the Discover Pass to park along the road south of Union.   Photos by Union Paddle Center.

Learn more about my book Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juans, 60 Trips. I also offer SUP and Kayak lessons available throughout the year at Salmon Bay Paddle. Questions about paddling on the Salish Sea, give me a holler anytime at or 206-465-7167

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