Kayak & Canoe
Scappoose Bay is a wetland's watershed area rich in Chinook and early trapper history. It has been a home to many businesses since the Lewis and Clark days. Now it is the premier place to paddle in Oregon! Scappoose Bay Kayaking offers a variety of tours including an Nocturnal Paddle. Three and four hour tours include paddling into the north end of Sauvie Island, Warrior Rock Lighthouse and wetland tours in the bay. View eagles, osprey, heron, egret,turtles, beaver and river otter as well as migratory waterfowl.
Over sixty miles of the Columbia River grace the north and east boundaries of Columbia County. Extensive trail networks run through the hills. Camping is available in many city and county parks. Each year, the Seattle to Portland Bike Race passes through, the region's yacht clubs visit and the waters fill with kayakers.
Kayaking in Scappoose Bay offers a great opportunity for adventure for the whole family. You never know what you'll see.
"My wife and I went kayaking in 2 tandem kayaks with our 3 daughters ages 4,6, and 10. They loved it. We saw some beaver dens and a bald eagle. We packed a lunch and ate it in the kayaks. I was worried my little one might be bored, but Scappoose Bay Kayaking gave her her own small paddle and she had a great time. We'll definitely be back and the whole adventure cost about the same as going out to a movie with popcorn."
ADA accessible docks, restrooms, concessions, paved 1 mile trail around entire lake that connects to Banks Vernonia State Park trail via Webb Way. Wildlife viewing. Great for picture taking. ODFW stocked March through May. Remnants of old Oregon American mill site. Come rollerblade, walk, or job the path. Picnic tables and benches. Primitive camping.