Fort Flaggler

One of our favorite state parks

Tacoma Area

Union Marina

Twanoh Park

Alderbrook Inn

Eagle Island

Between Mc Neil Island and



Fair Harbor Marina

Jarells Cove

Stretch Island

Swantown Marina

Peale Passage

Hope Island

Boston Harbor

Princess Louisa Inlet

A must see, one of the holy grail destinations on every cruisers list.

Olympia Area



Carr Inlet



Case Inlet

Case Inlet teaser

Case Inlet overview map

LakeBay Marina


Cutts Island


McMiken Island

Details hereĀ  Should sort to bottom

new info

Penrose Point

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Located in little traveled Carr inlet, Penrose Point is one of the gems of the state park system.

Leave the green cans well to port when entering the west bay. You will find mooring buoys on both the east and west side of the point. The ones on the west are set well back from shore to avoid the huge drying spit that appears at low tide. To reach the dock continue all the way into the west bay to the narrow. Channel between the point and Lakebay marina. Once past, make a hard turn to port to reach the dock. The inner end of the dock becomes very shallow at low tide.

Chart here

Overhead picture here

This park offers a tremendous amount of beach, particularly at low tide. The spit is huge creating a outer and inner lagoon. The boys and dogs loved exploring ashore here, their only complaint was the lack of driftwood for fort building. The west side of the point is well protected from south winds and provides an excellent place to row the dinghy around, just don’t get caught in the lagoon as the tide drops or you will have a long row all the way around the spit to get back.

With the Lakebay marina near by fuel, ice, and groceries are just a short dingy trip away

Pictures here

The 6 knot San Juan Loop

This is a 9 day cruise

Pirates Cove

Near the north end of the Gulf islands. A very protected refuge in all weather.

Cornet Bay Marina

Just inside Deception Pass

Mercer Marine


Fuel, Gas and Diesel

Kopachuck State Park

Details here


Anchoring in the Pacific Northwest can be a bigger challenge than in other parts of the country