Narrows channel

Couple (Reserved)

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.
IMG_6933

Couple (Reserved)

This little freshwater lake is a unique gem that is filled with beautiful lily pads in the spring and fall, and lies sandwiched between the ocean and Tillamook Bay. Because it lies protected behind the dunes of the beach, this is an ideal place for Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Pelican, and many other birds, as well as beaver and elk herds. In the summer and fall months, full moon paddles here allow you to paddle under a huge coastal sky with the sound of the surf just beyond the dunes.

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.
Trillium lake

Individual, Couple

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.
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.
Salmon River

Individual, Couple

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.
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.
IMG_6949

Couple (Reserved)

This little freshwater lake is a unique gem that is filled with beautiful lily pads in the spring and fall, and lies sandwiched between the ocean and Tillamook Bay. Because it lies protected behind the dunes of the beach, this is an ideal place for Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Pelican, and many other birds, as well as beaver and elk herds. In the summer and fall months, full moon paddles here allow you to paddle under a huge coastal sky with the sound of the surf just beyond the dunes.
IMG_6933

Individual, Couple

This little freshwater lake is a unique gem that is filled with beautiful lily pads in the spring and fall, and lies sandwiched between the ocean and Tillamook Bay. Because it lies protected behind the dunes of the beach, this is an ideal place for Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Pelican, and many other birds, as well as beaver and elk herds. In the summer and fall months, full moon paddles here allow you to paddle under a huge coastal sky with the sound of the surf just beyond the dunes.
Narrows

Couple (Reserved)

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.