Columbia River: Longview Area

Sea kayak from Willow Grove Park near Long view and explore up river or down river. Paddle and explore Fisher, Walker, and Lord Islands. Paddle west to explore Crims Island, Bradbury Slough, Wallace Island and Slough, Cape Horn, and Jones Beach.

Launch Points

On the Water

Fisher, Walker & Lord Islands

12 nm Round Trip, Sea Kayak I/III

Depending on wind direction, this trip can start either in the main river channel or from the slough behind Fisher Island. At the east end of Fisher Island, one can again chose between the main channel or paddle into the slough behind Walker and Lord Islands. Expect quiet sloughs, sandy beaches, and some interesting industrial development along the way.

Wallace Island

20 nm round trip, sea kayalk III

This longer paddle explores some less developed shoreline west of Longview. Experience many quiet sloughs and sandy beaches along the way, and explore some interesting rock formations around Cape Horn.

  • Difficulty: *Varies*
  • Length: 12.0 nm
  • Land Manager: Port of Longview
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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  • Columbia River: Wallace Island
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