Kayak and Canoe Tours
Hop in a two person kayak or a canoe and paddle along the lush riverbanks of the Lewis and Clark River. See bald eagles soar while you calmly float through history and hear a unique perspective of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. The themes of these two and a half hour ranger-led paddles will vary and include natural and cultural topics geared for all interests.
Tours will run Friday through Sunday during the summer. Tours will start on June 28, 2014 and run through August 31, 2014. For tours after Labor Day please check back in July.
The park will provide water craft, paddles, and life jackets. Reservations will start in June and will be on a first come first served basis. You can download and fill out the reservation form, then fax it to (503)861-4428 or call the kayak reservation hotline at (503)861-4425. Please allow a day or two for us to process your reservation. Children are welcome age 10 and up and each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Due to tides, the start time of each tour changes. Meet at the Netul Landing (south entrance) at the canoe launch area, one mile south of Fort Clatsop visitor center.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. The first 30 minutes will be a safety and boat use orientation. If the participant(s) miss this orientation then the reservation will be cancelled.
Participants should dress and bring the following the day of the paddle:
Did You Know?
The average American man in the early 1800s was 5'5" or 5'6". Both Clark and Lewis were six feet tall though. Under most circumstances military recruits had to be at least 5'4" to join the army.