Columbia River: Bachelor Island

Sea kayak the quiet sloughs and sandy beaches around Bachelor Island off the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge near Woodland. It's 8 nm around the island. That distance can be extended to 12 nm by exploring north of the island towards Sand Island and the mouth of the Lewis River.

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on the water

Bachelor Island lies alongside the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge on the Columbia River. It offers miles of quiet sloughs on the east side of the island and sandy beaches along the west side.

  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • Length: 10.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Port of Ridgefield
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12

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