Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon: Including Southwest Washington

Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon: Including Southwest Washington

by Philip Jones
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Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon: Including Southwest Washington by Philip Jones

* 74 paddle routes in Oregon

* Trips range from easy for novices with an open canoe or sea kayak to more difficult on streams or open water where paddling skills are required

* Information on canoes, kayaks, paddles, safety equipment, and more

Phillip Jones has been exploring the Northwest by canoe and kayak for more than 20 years, and presents his favorite outings in this guidebook to paddling the flat-water rivers and lakes of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Most of these trips can be done in a day, although some can be combined for longer journeys. For each trip, you'll find complete information on where to launch, trip rating, distance, best time to go, points of interest, hazards, portages, and more.

You'll find outings on the Willamette River and its tributaries, Oregon coastal rivers, the Columbia Gorge and the lower Columbia River, the Oregon Cascades, and southwest Washington. There are also tips on canoe and kayak paddling techniques, safety techniques, what to do if you capsize, transporting boats, and shuttling cars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594850325
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 547,786
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

PHILLIP N. JONES is an avid paddler, cyclist, climber, and photographer. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     9
Updates and Corrections     10
Safety Considerations     11
Introduction     13
Trip Descriptions     13
Equipment     16
Some Basics of Paddling     29
Paddling Ethics     41
The Willamette River
Armitage Park to Harrisburg     45
Harrisburg to Peoria     47
Peoria to Corvallis     49
Corvallis to Albany     52
Albany to Buena Vista     54
Buena Vista to Independence     56
Independence to Salem     59
Salem to Wheatland Ferry     61
Wheatland Ferry to St. Paul     63
St. Paul to Champoeg State Park     55
Champoeg State Park to Canby     67
Canby to West Linn     59
West Linn to Lake Oswego     72
Lake Oswego to Willamette Park     76
Willamette Park to Swan Island     78
Swan Island to Kelley Point     81
Tributaries of the Willamette
Calapooia River     85
South Santiam River     87
Santiam River     89
Yamhill River     92
Pudding River     95
TualatinRiver-Schamberg Bridge to Lake Oswego     97
Tualatin River-Fields Bridge     100
The Cascades
Lost Lake     102
River Mill Lake     104
Fish Lake     107
Clear Lake     108
Scott Lake     112
Three Creek Lake     113
Sparks Lake     115
Hosmer Lake     118
Deschutes River-Wickiup to Wyeth     121
Little Deschutes River     123
Waldo Lake     125
Columbia Gorge
Dalton Point to Corbett Station     129
Beacon Rock     131
Southwest Washington
Lacamas Lake and Round Lake     133
Vancouver Lake     136
Salmon Creek     139
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge     141
Lewis River-East Fork     144
Lewis River-Northern Section     146
Lewis River-Main Stem     149
Silver Lake     152
Cowlitz River-Vader to Castle Rock     153
Cowlitz River-Castle Rock to Longview     156
Coldwater Lake     158
Columbia River
Upper Columbia Slough     161
Middle Columbia Slough     163
Lower Columbia Slough      167
Smith and Bybee Lakes     169
Sauvie Island     173
Multnomah Channel and Scappoose Bay     178
Lower Columbia River Water Trail     181
Columbia River Heritage Canoe Trail     182
Puget Island     186
Tenasillahe Island     188
Cathlamet to County Line Park     191
Skamokawa to Cathlamet     193
Brooks Slough and Skamokawa Creek     196
Aldrich Point     199
Cathlamet Bay     200
Youngs River     202
Lewis and Clark River     205
The Coast
Long Island     209
Nehalem River-Vernonia to Big Eddy     211
Nehalem River-Roy Creek to Nehalem     212
Tillamook Bay     214
Nestucca River     216
Siletz River-Siletz to Morgan Park     218
Siletz River-Morgan Park to Strome Park     221
Siletz River-Strome Park to Pikes Camp     222
Yaquina River     224
Siltcoos River     226
Appendix     229
Index     235

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Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon: Including Southwest Washington 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KelMac More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for flat-water paddlers. We purchased our kayaks last summer (2011) and immediately began looking for local waterways to paddle. I checked out every paddling book our library system had and this was by far the most current and applicable for flat water, so I bought a copy. Before every trip I photocopy the pages that apply and take them along in a zip-lock bag to refer to throughout the paddle. The maps are detailed enough so that there are no surprises while paddling, but simply drawn without a lot of clutter. Just be sure you are purchasing the most current printing, as conditions do change with time.