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Sea Kayak - Columbia River: Stevenson to Drano Lake

High wind mini clinic and downwind run.

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  • Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 25 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: Brisk - 3+ kt

Meet at 9am at Stevenson East Point beach:


NOTE: Please obtain an Oregon Invasive Species permit for your kayak.  We may need to take out on the Oregon side of the River.  This costs $10 for two years and can be obtained on line at:

Need to be a fit paddler with some experience handling kayak in wind and waves.

We will start out with some maneuvering drills in the wind and then do the first stage downwind to Home Valley Park.  There we will break for lunch and then do some more maneuvering and rescue practice.  We will then continue down wind to Drano lake for the take out.

This paddle is intended to satisfy some of the requirements of the intermediate course.

We will set up a car shuttle prior to starting to paddle in the morning.

End the day with a meal and beverage at Walking Man Brewery in Stevenson.


Columbia River: Stevenson to Drano Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Tow belt 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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