Nehalem River

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.
Tualatin fall

Individual, Couple

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.
Nestucca Bay

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.
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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.
Narrows beaver

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.