Directions: Landings – Nisqually, Puyallup, Muckleshoot

DIRECTIONS to SOLO POINT – Nisqually Canoe landing site

From Blue Heron Canoe site

Solo Point From I-5, South of Tacoma and Fort Lewis. 

Take Exit 119 and go West.

Immediately after the RR tracks veer right onto Steilacoom-Dupont Road.

At 2.0 miles turn left (West) onto a paved road (Solo Point Road).

On your left will be brown WA. State outline sign.  Stay on this road for 2 more miles until you meet the water and boat launch.  


DIRECTIONS TO OWEN BEACH – Puyallup Canoe Landing site

From Google Maps 


Owen Beach landing area for Puyallup Canoe is the beach area of Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, North of the Narrows Bridge. When entering Point Defiance Park, stay to the right and follow signs to Owen Beach, or use detailed directions below. There are parking and picnic areas at Owen Beach. Restrooms open from 10 am to dusk.

Address: Point Defiance Park / Owen Beach (5605 N Owen Beach Rd.)


It’s about 35 miles / 50 minutes from Olympia


From I-5 going through in Tacoma

Take Exit 132 toward Gig Harbor/Bremerton/WA-16 W

Merge onto WA-16 W

Take exit 3 for 6th Ave toward WA-163 N/Ruston

Continue straight

Turn right at N Pearl St/WA-163

Continue on Roberts Garden Rd

Turn left to stay on Roberts Garden Rd

Slight right at Five Mile Dr

Turn right to stay on Five Mile Dr

Turn right at Owens Beach Rd

Follow Owens Beach Road to Owens Beach parking area.





DIRECTIONS to ALKI POINT – Muckleshoot Canoe landing site

From Blue Heron Canoe site, site, and – Alki Beach page

Alki Point – From I-5 take the West Seattle Freeway. Take the Avalon-Harbor Ave exit/ Turn right onto Harbor Ave. Just past Salty’s and Alki Crab is Kayak and Skin Dive Park. Take the second drive to boat launch area.

From I-5 northbound or southbound or from State Road 99 (Aurora Avenue):

Take the West Seattle Bridge to West Seattle

Take the ramp towards Harbor Ave/Avalon Way

Turn right onto Harbor Ave SW

Bear Left on Alki Ave SW

Alki Beach Park is be on your right

On street parking only. Parking can be difficult during the summer.




The ending address is  1702 ALKI AVE SW, Seattle, WA




More helpful info below from – Alki Beach Seattle page

Alki Beach Location:

West Seattle juts out into Elliot Bay directly West of downtown Seattle. It can be easily reached by car via the West Seattle Bridge. From downtown Seattle, follow the signs and find your way to I5 South. Take the exit for West Seattle. Once across the bridge, turn right onto Harbor Ave SW, and this will lead you around the tip of Duwamish Head, and onto Alki point. Parking can be a bit dicey on the weekend, but with patience you will probably find street parking not too far from the main strip along Alki Ave SW. During the summer, leave the car behind and take Metro’s water taxi. The Taxi leaves from a location between piers 55 and 56, and for two dollars (each way) gives you a twelve minute ride across the bay. At Sea Crest Park, the taxi’s West Seattle terminus, you will find Metro’s Free DART shuttle is perfectly timed to pick you up and take you to Alki Beach or to West Seattle Junction.


One Response

  1. I watched and hooted at the canoes going through the Narrows south of Tacoma.

    Wish I could have come along.

    Good luck on your voyages; stay safe!

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