Hop in a two person watercraft 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. Tour reservations for the 2019 summer season will start on June 1, 2019 at 10am. No reservations will be accepted prior to that date.
To see paddles times for the 2019 season, check the calendar at the bottom of the page. All programs will be Thursdays-Sundays starting June 29th, 2019 and ending September 1st, 2019
- The park will provide a water craft, paddles, and life jackets. However, if you are a special size you may want to bring your own life jacket.
- Reservations are required, and will be accepted starting June 1st on a first come first served basis.
- All kayaks are tandem, so if you are in a group with an odd number of people, one member of your party will be matched with a member from another party.
- Register at Eventbrite.
- No reservations are taken over the phone, but if you are experiencing problems making a reservation, please call the kayak line at (503)861-4425 and leave a message.
- Children age 10 and up are welcome. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. (2 children = 2 adults)
- Due to tides, the start time of each tour changes. Meet at the Netul Landing (south entrance) at the boat launch area, one mile south of Fort Clatsop visitor center.
- Tour is free with park admission.
Use of a personal watercraft is limited and must be preapproved.