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Sea Kayak - Columbia River: Stevenson to Drano Lake

Fun and challenging day of downwind surfing in beautiful scenery.

  • Sea Kayak IV, Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 30 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 4 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt

Meet at the Cascade boat launch at the east end of Stevenson at 8:30am. We will unload boats and set up the shuttle.

This 13nm trip is physically demanding  as we will be paddling upstream against the current and spending a lot of time catching the steeper waves for rides. We'll stop about midway at Home Valley Park for lunch and a rest. We can do some rescue practice in conditions if participants desire. 


Columbia River: Stevenson to Drano Lake

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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