Lake Crescent Paddling Race - Sept or Oct 2021

Lake Crescent Paddling Race – Sept 18th 2021

The Lake Crescent Paddling Race is a 7.6 mile course starting at the Barnes Point boat ramp near the historic Lake Crescent Lodge leading west up the lake then east towards the Log Cabin Resort and back to the Lodge boat ramp.  Hopefully it’s a downwinder!  Wind waves can get big on the lake! 

Open to all human powered paddling craft – Row, SUP, kayak, surf ski, outrigger, prone, peddle.

Racers will receive a discount code for lodging at the waterfront Red Lion Inn in Port Angeles.   See my ‘PA’ Travel Guide for more lodging / camping ideas.

Sponsored by Hammer Nutrition! 

Start Protocol for Phase 2-3:

Following current WA State Outdoor Rec Phase Guidelines, we are allowed to launch a wave of 10-15 racers every minute for 100-200 racers. Slowest craft start first.






VERY IMPORTANT – Covid-19 Safety Measures in Place.

  • Registrants will be sent at Zoom link for our Pre-Safety Meeting and prize drawing.
  • Per State Guidelines we will have a Covid-19 sanitation and hand cleaning station at the start.
  • Masks will be required to be worn in the parking lot and shore areas and by safety crew on-water when in close contact with participants.
  • You will be assigned a start time for your heat.  Aside from the first (slower craft heat), all heats will be set by type of water craft.
  • Please follow our onsite guidelines to stay distanced on shore and when entering the water. Stay clear of the start area if your heat isn’t immediately.
  • Do not attend if you’re feeling sick and/or have a temp. No refund permitted if so.
  • Life jackets required to be worn by all participants. Leashes as well for SUPs.  Recommend a reliable communication device and hi-vis colors.


Schedule:  TBA

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be able to finish course in 2 hours per Phase guidance.
  • Open to most human powered paddling and rowing craft.  Not allowed: Kayaks and SUPs under 12′. 
  • All racers are required to have onboard a vest style life jacket. PFDs required to be worn in wind over 15 knots.
  • SUPs are additionally required to wear a waist leash.
  • All participants must know how to swim and be in good physical shape.
  • Hi-vis colors recommended so you can be easily seen by our safety staff and boaters.


Terms and Conditions

NOTE –  Regardless of Circumstances:

  • Refunds cannot be issued
  • Tickets can be transferred between participants only if our registration receives the data prior to race.
  • Tickets cannot be deferred to next year



Located 20 min west of Port Angeles along Highway 101.  3 hours from Seattle.

416 Lake Crescent Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363 / By Storm King Ranger Station


Lodging / Travel Info

There’s ample lodging in Port Angeles and surrounding AirBnBs and VRBO’s.

See my Port Angeles ‘PA’ Travel Guide

Seeking Volunteers and Safety Boats

Safety Boat/Board Requirements:

  • You must have strong on-water self and group rescue experience
  • Boat or kayaks
  • Carry and know how to use a VHF radio and tow system.
  • Have strong self and group rescue skills.
  • Hi-vis clothing, helmet and vest PFD.





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