White water kayakers come from around the world to paddle Oregon’s rapids. And sea kayakers explore our wild coastline, estuaries and quiet lakes.
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an ItineraryPlay on the Water in Lincoln City
Big-wave surfers flock to Nelscott Reef in Lincoln City for some of the most spectacular swells on the Oregon Coast and the world. But the seven miles of stunning coastline here are not just a playground for surfers they’re hopping with…Continue reading this story…
an Oregon StoryKayak Fishing on the South Coast
Any other place, and this day would be a bust, says Roy Marcum, organizer of the 2014 Angler of the Day Challenge kayak fishing tournament. But this place is special. He’s talking about the unique geography of Sunset Bay State Park on…Continue reading this story…
an Oregon StoryPaddle the Willamette
Fall is a beautiful season to get out on Oregon’s rivers in a canoe or kayak. The forests, aflame with fall color, come alive with migrating birds and other wildlife on the move. The Willamette River Water Trail, which comprises 187 miles of the…Continue reading this story…
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Yes, there are plenty of mellow stretches of the Rogue River near Gold Beach that would be suitable for inner tubes. You will need to be careful of the jet boat tours that leave Gold Beach and go up the Rogue River.