Columbia River: Sandy, Martin & Goat Islands


Sea Kayak - Columbia River: Martin & Goat Islands

From Kalama, we'll paddle the Oregon shore down to explore Goat, Martin and Burke Islands. Then back along the Washington shore.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 16.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

We will meet at the south end of  Louis Rasmussen Beach Park in Kalama.  We will launch from the beach access just to the north of McMenamins Athles Point Cabin.  Be ready to launch by 9:30am.


Columbia River: Sandy, Martin & Goat Islands

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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