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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 04 March 2009

The Kayak Academy is now taking registrations for its annual spring nature tour along the shores of Lake Sammamish.
A professional kayak guide leads the two-hour tour along the shores of Lake Sammamish and up a portion of Issaquah Creek. The tours take place March 15 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon and meet at Lake Sammamish State Park,

2000 NW Sammamish Rd.

in Issaqauh. Registration is $5 per person and kayak rentals are $10 per person or $15 for couples or families of 3 with children under 13 years. Free dry suits are provided.
During the tour, a State Park ranger will present an on-the-water program about the Great Blue Heron. In addition to the herons, participants frequently see a variety of waterfowl and raptors such as bald eagles and red-tailed hawks. Spotting scopes will be available for land-based bird viewing, but participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars to view birds from the water. Lake Sammamish State Park hosts one of the largest heronries in the greater Seattle area with 80 to 100 Great Blue Heron nesting pairs.
Pre-Registration is required by calling the Kayak Academy at (206) 527-1825.


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