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Sea Kayak - Columbia River: Stevenson to Drano Lake

Downwind surfing run in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge.

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  • Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm

Meet at Drano Lake boat launch to drop shuttle cars off at 9:30am.  There is a $7.00 launch/parking fee per vehicle.

Directions to Drano Lake from the north:
1. Take I-5 Southbound
2. Exit to I-205 South  several miles past Ridgefield
 3. Take Exit 27 - Follow signs for WA-14 East / Camas
4. After about 51 miles, turn left into parking lot for Drano Lake Ramp 

  • Difficulty: SK-4+
  • Wind: 10-35kt
  • Waves: 1-5'
  • Route: East from Stevenson - one-way with shuttle
  • Distance:  13nm
  • Pace: moderate to strenuous

We'll paddle from Stevenson to Drano Lake Boat Launch.  Plan to stop at Home Valley Park for lunch.  We'll mostly stay closer to the Washington shore.  


Columbia River: Stevenson to Drano Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These seven 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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