Canoe in water

100 Paddles!
View the Park like Lewis and Clark.

Paddle across Youngs Bay or just on the Lewis and Clark River
Saturday, August 19, 2017

100 Paddles! is an opportunity for people to join in a human-powered water journey. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is our local National Park and the public is invited to travel by water into the park, similar to how the Lewis and Clark Expedition members travelled during their winter here in 1805-06.

On the day of Saturday, August 19, experienced kayakers will meet at the Astoria Recreation Center (former Astoria Yacht Club site by the Old Youngs Bay Bridge) for a 10:30 am launch and group paddle across Youngs Bay into the Lewis and Clark River. Less experienced folks are encouraged to meet at Netul Landing at 10:30 am and head downstream on the Lewis and Clark River. The two groups plan to meet on the Lewis and Clark River. After a flintlock gun firing and huzzah, together the groups will paddle to Netul Landing for refreshments. Participants need to bring their own kayak, canoe, paddleboard or any non-motorized watercraft and need to wear a US Coast Guard approved personal floatation device. Please call the park at (503) 861-4425 or visit, if you’d like to join the fun.
Runners passing through clearing

South Slough Scramble

Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 a.m.

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park hosts the 8th annual free South Slough Scamble. All 5k/10k participants will get a finisher’s medal and a ticket for a prize drawing.

There will also be a safety and health fair with opportunities to try tai chi & yoga, meet a therapy dog, and participate in nature bingo.

The start/finish line and the health fair will be at the park’s Netul Landing, approximately 1½ miles south of Fort Clatsop.

Come for either an approximately 5k walk/run or a roughly 10k run along the park’s trails. Both loops will take participants along the ups and downs of the South Slough Trail, into the coastal hills, and along the Lewis and Clark River. The routes cross a number of scenic boardwalks and bridges and are not accessible for most wheelchairs or strollers. Please, no pets in the run portion of the event. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at Netul Landing. Participants younger than 18, must have their registration signed by a parent or guardian.
This third and final event in the 2017 Lewis & Clark Trail Series is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, Providence Seaside Hospital, and Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation District.

The park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. National Public Lands Day is an annual event to encourage everyone to visit federal lands such as national parks. Admission to all National Park Service sites is free September 30.


Last updated: September 11, 2017

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


(503) 861-2471

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