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Sea Kayak - Columbia River: Longview Area

Paddle the Columbia River downstream from Willow Grove Park to Eureka Bar and back. We'll also explore the shores of Crimms Island along the way.

  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 17.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at the far west end of Willow Grove Park (not the boat ramp). There is a beach access road at this end of the park.

Be ready to launch by 9:00am

Paddling downstream from Willow Grove park, we will cross to Crimms Island and explore the slough between Crimms and Gull Islands before continuing west to Eureka Bar. We'll go round the Bar, stopping there for lunch and then return taking advantage of the incoming tide and hopefully a westerly wind.

Immersion protection is not required as the water is over 70 degrees.

Participants should be ready to encounter SK-III conditions: winds up to 15kt and waves to 2' with occasional whitecaps.


Columbia River: Longview Area

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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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