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 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…
a Grant’s GetawayPaddling Across History
Oregon’s fastest-growing water-based recreation, flatwater kayaking, enjoys popularity because it is simple to get involved: all you need is a paddle, a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and a 16-foot kayak to explore the great Oregon outdoors on…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…
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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!