Columbia River: Cottonwood Island

Trip

Sea Kayak - Columbia River: Cottonwood Island

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  • Sea Kayak III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at east end of first parking  lot in Gerhart Gardens Park.  

Plan on launching at 10am.

Expect current flow in the Columbia to be up to about 2 kt. We will brief on potential hazards and areas to avoid before entering the main river.

Route/Place

Columbia River: Cottonwood Island


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Dry suits required.

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
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