Columbia River: Sandy, Martin & Goat Islands


Sea Kayak - Columbia River: Martin & Goat Islands

Paddle from Martin's Bar near Woodland north to Kalama for lunch on the deck of McMennamins Ahles Point Cabin. Return trip against the current may provide some good sailing if a northerly wind prevails.

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  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 15 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Launch at 9:30am  from Woodland Bottoms Water Access Site / Martins Bar Lions Park.  Discovery Pass is required.

Depending on the weather forecast, we may reverse the trip (wind direction dependent).  Will update registrants the day before the trip.

Sails are optional.


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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