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Lyre River Mouth Purchased by the North Olympic Land Trust

Surfers who spent time on the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the 80's told me of having access to the Lyre River Mouth, a great point break.  When I started surfing a decade later the mouth was closed to the public by private land owners, unless you paddled in from a mile to the east from Whiskey Creek or west from Murdoch Creek or the Harris Beach campground

This month, NOLT, the North Olympic Land Trust purchased the river mouth area opening it to the public once again.  Paddlers and surfers do need to walk in a mile from the parking area or paddle in. If the latter, at least you won't worry about trespassing.   Some local surfers aren't so excited about this access worried of the wave getting crowded.

Read the story here from the NOLT newsletter. 

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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