Current Events

It is highly suggested that you RSVP to the event leader.   The purpose of this club is for networking and social.  Leaders are volunteer and not trained or responsible for your safety. Trips can be canceled/changed so RSVP is important.  You must always wear a PDF at all times and carry a whistle.   

REMEMBER TO BRING LOTS OF WATER, SUNSCREEN, AND SNACKS

DATE:    Saturday, July, 19, 2015
PADDLE:  Sturgeon Lake via Gilbert River/Sauvie Island
MEETING
Gilbert River Boat Ramp
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    10:00am to 3:00pm
LEADER:  Tait Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Sturgeon Lake is located on the northern end of the island. It also connects with Steelman Lake and Mud Lake.

Launch Location:
This is near the end of Reeder Road (Collins Beach) on Sauvie Island.   Take the Sauvie Island bridge off U.S. 30 to Reeder Road. Turn left on Gilbert River Boat Ramp Road, approximately one mile to the ramp on the Multnomah Channel.
Views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens can all be seen on the lake, as can jumping fish, herons, and falcons.

Notes:
Pack sun protection, bus spray (unlikely but just incase), lunch and lots of water.

Cost- Parking:
A parking permit is required at Sauvie Island Wildlife Area.  Daily permits are $7.00; annual permits are $22.00. Permits can be purchased at:  Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife – 18330 N. W. Sauvie Island Road – 503.621.3488  The Cracker Barrel Store – 15005 N. W. Sauvie Island Road, Reeder Beach RV Country Store – 26048 N. W. Reeder Road, 7-11 Convenience Store – 14491 N. W. St. Helens Road (off Island)

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  Check to see if they will strap to our car.
     Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     Next Adventure <click here> - Portland, OR 503-233-0706 ask for OutKayaking discount. 

DATE:    Monday, August 18 to Friday, August 22, 2014
PADDLE:  PADDLE OREGON  (Kayaking and Camping at its finest--private vineyard land and catered meals)
MEETINGRefer to link below
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Multiple Days Overnight Camping.   Catered meals, entertainment, supply truck
LEADER:   Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333 Details and registration: www.paddleoregon.org

Five Days covering 107 miles of the serene, hidden upper Willamette River waterway.  Catered meals, wine/beer, nightly entertainment, speakers, and 4 campsites are located in secure private land and parks
        
For full Details and registration: www.paddleoregon.org Highlights this year include camping at Arcane Cellars at Wheatland Winery & Vineyard, and Chatoe Rogue's historic hop farm and tasting room.
 

DATE:    Thursday, August 28 to Monday (LABOR DAY) September 1, 2014
PADDLE:  Waldo Lake-Kayaking and Primitive Camping 
MEETINGRSVP for times, details and map 
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Multiple Days Overnight PRIMITIVE Camping.   You must load and kayak to campsite. 
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Waldo Lake, in the Oregon Cascades south of the Three Sisters, is the second largest natural lake in Oregon and like our largest lake, Crater Lake, its waters come from below it and the result is an intense blue color and you can see clearly hundreds of feet below you. With a shoreline of 23 miles there are plenty of places to paddle. No motor boats are allowed making it a paddling paradise

Launch Location:
Waldo Lake is a 3 hour drive from Portland. Parking is at the Shadow Lake Campground. From Oakridge, proceed east on Hwy 58 for 25 miles to the Waldo Lake Road (FS Road 5897). Continue on Waldo Lake Road for 6 1/2 miles to the Shadow Bay turnoff. Follow signs to Shadow Bay Campground.

Notes:
You must pack and kayak to the campsite. It is not reachable by car or hike. YOU MUST RSVP for the specific location. One of two locations will be chosen based on RSVPs.  No beginners or recreational kayaks should cross the lake unattended.  Leaders will arrange meeting times at the boat launch for those unfamiliar with the location. It is a 40 minute paddle to the campsite. We will be camping at primitive campsites that are only accessible by kayak, so you must pack your gear in the kayak. This is a remote location. RSVP is mandatory

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  Check to see if they will strap to our car.
     Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     Next Adventure <click here> - Portland, OR 503-233-0706 ask for OutKayaking discount. 

© Kyle