Tualatin

Couple (Reserved)

The Tualatin River has many places to put in and is wonderful for a serene paddle, especially in the late summer and fall months. Close to Portland and very convenient, this river winds gently through rural areas and small towns, with cottonwood, oak, and pine trees lining the shores and arching over the water.  Wonderful in the summer, this is a fantastic paddle in the fall when the leaves are changing and dropping on the water.  Blue heron, osprey, eagles, fish, nutria, and beaver are some of the wildlife you will see.
Nehalem River

Couple (Reserved)

Nehalem Bay, at the mouth of the scenic Nehalem River is a magical coastal paddle with abundant tidal marshes, harbor seals, clams, oysters, elk, deer, and sea birds. This bay is part of the Pacific Flyway, a major migratory route, enabling you to see many different types of birds such as Great Blue Heron and California Brown Pelican to waterfowl like buffleheads and widgeons. Peaceful and calm, it’s bordered by Nehalem Bay State Park and is a great place to explore and paddle in ocean breezes. This paddle upriver allows continued views of birds and wild animals, and a narrower channel through trees, with occasional side channels where wild roses bloom.
Nehalem River

Couple (Reserved)

Nehalem Bay, at the mouth of the scenic Nehalem River is a magical coastal paddle with abundant tidal marshes, harbor seals, clams, oysters, elk, deer, and sea birds. This bay is part of the Pacific Flyway, a major migratory route, enabling you to see many different types of birds such as Great Blue Heron and California Brown Pelican to waterfowl like buffleheads and widgeons. Peaceful and calm, it’s bordered by Nehalem Bay State Park and is a great place to explore and paddle in ocean breezes. This paddle upriver allows continued views of birds and wild animals, and a narrower channel through trees, with occasional side channels where wild roses bloom.
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Individual, Couple

Henry Hagg lake is a beautiful lake nestled at the foot of the Coast Range, just 25 miles from Portland near Forest Grove. This pretty place is home to large elk herds, Blue Heron, eagles, turtles, and a variety of other wildlife. Scoggins Creek is a feeder source for this lake, and both are part of the Tualatin River watershed, supplying water to four local cities. This lake is a visual stunner as the seasons change, with low lying fog that hugs the nearby hills in the fall and winter, and cherry and dogwood trees that bloom in the spring and summer.
Big Timothy

Couple (Reserved)

Timothy Lake is one of the larger lakes in the Mt. Hood forest and absolutely beautiful to paddle in spring, summer, and fall. With Mt. Hood in the distance and wide open, blue skies above, exploring the shoreline becomes an adventure in discovery. Entering the north arm of the lake you will enjoy paddling in more sheltered water and into wonderful bird and turtle habitat, as well as experiencing the crystal clear, cold waters of the Timothy lake feeder streams. This is an amazing paddle that clears your mind of everything trivial.
Salmon River mouth, Oregon

Couple (Reserved)

The Salmon River is an amazing pristine waterway just 4 miles North of Lincoln City that enters the Pacific Ocean near Cascade Head.  Wild steelhead and cutthroat trout, as well as chinook released from the hatchery upstream in Otis, curious harbor seals, osprey, eagles, and various wetland wildlife will keep you company as you paddle from beautiful, mountain farmland through wetland marshes, to the massive white sand ocean beach at the mouth of the bay (accessible only by boat). Paddles to this destination will always include lunch or snacks on the beach.
Estacada group

Couple (Reserved)

Estacada Lake is a jewel undiscovered by most who only glimpse it as they pass over the bridge into Estacada. This beautiful waterway is surrounded by steep hillsides and basalt cliffs, with waterfalls here and there on both sides, deep pools and shallow riffles.  Located between two dams, this is a prime area for fish and wildlife to flourish, and is as peaceful as they come for those who seek quiet.
Narrows

Individual, Couple

The Narrows, on the Willamette River above Willamette Falls and West Linn, is still one of the best kept paddling secrets close to the Portland metro area.  A few minutes of paddling takes you from the rush of the city to Rock Island and Little Rock Island natural area, where the river has cut its way through basalt formations and left beautiful islands where Madrone, Oak, and Cottonwood trees cover the hillsides and Camas, Larkspur, and wildflowers carpet the grounds. Prepare to see osprey, eagles, blue heron, many species of water birds, and beaver on this paddle.
Trillium explore

Couple (Reserved)

Trillium Lake, a small jewel of a lake set just below Mt. Hood, is a wonderful place to paddle spring, summer, and fall. With early morning and late evening mists, you will paddle surrounded by lush pines on warm water, back into lily marshes, and along reed filled banks. Laugh as dragon flies use your boat as a resting place and eagles and osprey entertain you as they hunt for fish, or just breathe deep and enjoy the fluffy clouds as they glide past Mt. Hood.
Nestucca picnic

Individual, Couple

Nestucca Bay, just south of Pacific City and at the mouth of the Nestucca River, is a wonderful paddle to experience the beauty of the Oregon coast. With the Nestucca Wildlife Refuge on one side and the sandy dunes of Bob Straub State Park on the other, you are paddling through the homes of curious harbor seals, Bald Eagles and Peregrine falcons, to name just some of the abundant wildlife. At the mouth of the bay, as you explore the clear water under your boat you may see crab, jellyfish, or other sea life amid the barnacled rocks, or get out and explore the beautiful white sand beaches and tide pools. Paddling upriver also allows for a beautiful and peaceful paddle that wends through verdant pastures surrounded by mountains, and includes many varieties of bird life to view.