OutKayaking is a group of lesbian and gay kayak enthusiasts who enjoy exploring the waters of Oregon, Washington, and Pacific Ocean coast. While most of our day trips are near the Portland area, we also plan extended overnight camping trips to areas such as Waldo Lake in the Central Oregon Cascades and the San Juan Islands in Canada.
Our group is now over 687 (as of 01/01/2014) members (about 2/3 women and 1/3 men). Our paddles are open to all and membership is free. By providing your email and phone we can keep you informed of events and let you know the times and locations of the meeting places.
Our members are at all skill levels and own or rent a range of kayaks from recreational to fiberglass touring kayaks. We generally plan 2 paddles per month. One an easier beginner paddle and the other a longer more intermediate paddle. Some of our beginner trips are suitable for canoes but please ask the leader to verify.
The purpose of this club is for networking and social. Leaders are volunteer and not trained or responsible for your safety. You must always wear a PFD at all times on our events and carry a whistle.
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