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 three hour ranger-led paddles will vary and include natural and cultural topics geared for all interests.


Tours will run Thursday through Sunday during the summer. Tours will start on June 27, 2015 and run through September 6, 2015.

  • The park will provide water craft, paddles, and life jackets. Reservations will start in June 1st 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. A confirmation letter will be sent to your e-mail.
  • 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.
  • Tour is free with park admission.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the program begins.
Date Time

JUNE

June 27, 2015; Saturday 9:00 AM
June 28, 2015; Sunday 9:30 AM

JULY

July 2, 2015; Thursday 1:00 PM
July 3, 2015; Friday 1:30 PM
July 4, 2015; Saturday 2:30 PM
July 5, 2015; Sunday 3:00 PM
July 9, 2015; Thursday 6:00 PM
July 10, 2015; Friday 6:00 PM
July 11, 2015; Saturday 9:00 AM
July 12, 2015; Sunday 9:30 AM
July 16, 2015; Thursday 1:00 PM
July 17, 2015: Friday

1:30 PM

July 18, 2015; Saturday 2:00 PM
July 19, 2015; Sunday

2:30 PM

July 23, 2015; Thursday 5:00 PM
July 24, 2015; Friday 6:00 PM
July 25, 2015; Saturday 6:00 PM
July 26, 2015; Sunday 8:30 AM
July 30, 2015 Thursday 12:00 PM
July 31, 2015 Friday 12:30 PM

AUGUST

August 1, 2015; Saturday 1:00 PM
August 2, 2015; Sunday 2:00 PM
August 6, 2015; Thursday 5:00 PM
August 7, 2015; Friday 5:30 PM
August 8, 2015; Saturday 5:30 PM
August 9, 2015; Sunday 8:30 AM
August 13, 2015; Thursday 12:00 Noon
August 14, 2015; Friday 12:30 PM
August 15, 2015; Saturday 1:00 PM
August 16, 2015; Sunday 1:30 PM
August 20, 2015; Thursday 3:30 PM
August 21, 2015; Friday 4:00 PM
August 22, 2015; Saturday 4:30 PM
August 23, 2015; Sunday 5:30 PM
August 27, 2015; Thursday 10:30 AM
August 28, 2015; Friday 11:00 AM
August 29, 2015; Saturday 12:00 Noon
August 30, 2015; Sunday 12:30 PM

SEPTEMBER

September 3, 2015; Thursday 3:30 PM
September 4, 2015; Friday 4:00 PM
September 5, 2015; Saturday 5:00 PM
September 6, 2015; Sunday 5:00 PM

 

Participation Requirements:

  • Register prior to paddle
  • Physically able to complete a three hour paddle
  • Have basic swimming skills
  • Not afraid of falling into the water
  • Each child must be 10 years or older, must meet the above requirements, must be accompanied by an adult, and be able to paddle without assistance
  • Life jackets will be worn properly at all times during the paddle and only taken off when on land.
  • Participants exhibiting intoxicated or inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave.
  • Please no pets.
  • Please download, sign and bring the release of liability form (one for each person) the day of your reservation.
  • The paddle could be canceled because of inclement or unsafe weather conditions.

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:

  • Clothing that can get wet
  • Layers and protective clothing such as windbreakers
  • Hat and Sunglasses, Water (a bottle for each person), snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Footwear must be worn at all times; footwear that attaches to the front of the foot and around the heel; no flip flops or high heels.
  • Change of clothes and towel to be left in the participant's vehicle in case participant gets wet
  • Release of liability form.

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