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an Oregon StoryKayaking the Chetco River
In the heart of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in southern Oregon, the little-known Chetco River flows for 55 stunning miles before reaching the Pacific Ocean near Brookings. Nestled between two well-known whitewater runs, the North Fork of the Smith…Continue reading this story…
an Oregon StoryWintertime Adventure: Kayak the Coast
Not a snow person? Then you’ll be happy to hear that the mountains aren’t the only place for wintertime adventuring. Oregon’s coast is the perfect destination for wintertime kayaking. There are many reasons to try winter kayaking…Continue reading this story…
an Oregon StoryKayaking the Clackamas River
For 20 years, Sam Drevo has been competing in kayaking at the highest level, making first descents, and teaching others to paddle. The Oregon resident started eNRG Kayaking to promote the sport of kayaking and to protect the health of our rivers.…Continue reading this story…
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For rafting near Portland with a six year old I'd suggest the Deschutes River near Maupin. It's a great introduction to rafting and flows all summer long!