Whitewater 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…
a Grant’s GetawayBend Whitewater Park
Bend has long been mecca for folks who enjoy recreation in the great outdoors. Now, there’s more good news: the first whitewater park in the state has been completed and promises a thrill ride for kayakers and surfers or folks who like a leisurely…Continue reading this story…
a Grant’s GetawayKayak Through History
The mighty Columbia River is rich with natural and cultural histories and I explore it by sea kayak via the little known Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge. Could there be a better escape from a simmering, sweltering summer than time on a river? A time…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.