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Kayaking Wildcat Cove Larrabee State Park Bellingham Washington

Looking for that little special place with in a picturesque little cove? Here it is, Wildcat Cove Larrabee State Park Bellingham Washington State.

This is a great LITTLE spot to paddle around when the tide is high. Most of the cove is more or less protected from the serious winds that can blow just outside the entrance to this place.

Cruising around over the rocks and fallen tree in the semi protected bowl is great with the view into the clear waters of Wildcat Cove.

Note the pictures about COLD water can kill and the memorial sign of lost kayakers that venture beyond the cove without the proper gear and skills to survive in some very hostile conditions that come up out of nowhere.

In the past I have paddle outside the cove north a ways was well as south. Just north of Wildcat there is another little protected inlet. Along the shoreline are fantastic sandstone cliffs that have been worn into bizarre scultors for them with the time, energy and the skills to venture into some rough conditions more often then not.

The Department of Ecology aerial photos of Washington's marine shorelines are a kayakers dream come true. That is if you are interested in checking out the coastline you might be visiting in advance. If not, keep it all a secret and don't look now and wait until you get there. Or just look and dream.

NOTE: The photos in the links here are from the 1990s. Things change all the time. The photos give a clue at what you may or may not be up to in the area you are interested in.

From the home page above you can travel by photos to many other regions of Washington States coastlines that might be of interest to the kayaker.

Wild Cat Cove at Larrabee State Park aerial photographs. Thank gawd for the state and county parks etc. or this and other treasures like it would be real state country USA. This is a tiny part of what it used to be like way back in the olden times.

Click on the NEXT IMAGE to the right or left to follow the shoreline around the State Park area and the rest of Camano Island. This will give you a clue about the type of conditions that you might encounter in regards to the terrain.

Happy paddling!


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Region: Whatcom County

Overall rating: 5 paddles.

Launch: $5 boat launch fee?

Launch rating: 5 paddles.

Parking: Roomy parking area. Washington State public lands parking permit

Miscellaneous Intermediate and up with the right gear and skills.

Route Distance: Less then a mile.

Highlights: Ocean, salt water, sandstone cliffs, clear water, lovely at high tide.

Warnings: COLD water KILLS, wind, possible dangers outside the cove. Little or no noise to report from fossil fuels.

Fossil fuel noise levels: 1 on a scale of 0-10. 10 being the loudest.

Facilities: Toilet, no potable water at launch.

Services: Food and gas in Bellingham.

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


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Last Update: 07.04.10 3:42pm