Lopez Island Kayaking
To feel like a true island pioneer, try kayaking from Lopez Island. The south side of Lopez is dotted with national wildlife refuge islands, set aside for animals and protected—no people allowed. The silence of a kayak’s approach lets you view shoreline habitat and nesting birds up close without disturbing anyone. And this dedicated conservation effort makes you feel like you’re really in the wilderness.
Expansive views are also very accessible from Lopez Island waters—off the southwest or southeast part of the island where Rosario Strait meets the Strait of Juan de Fuca.