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:    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
PADDLE:  Columbia Slough to Willamette River  to Columbia River
MEETING
N. Portland Columbia Slough off Kelley Point Park
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    7am to 11am   
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Paddling from Columbia Slough to Willamette River to Columbia River and back.   

Launch Location:
Kelley Point Park - Located where the Columbia Slough meets the Willamette and Columbia River, this informal launch is just inside the entrance to the Kelley Point Park. Take I-5 to exit 307. Go west on North Marine Drive for 3 miles Enter park from N. Marine Drive/Lombard and park in first dirt parking lot on left.

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     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:    Tuesday, April 7- Friday, April 10, 2015
PADDLE:  Portland to Astoria (Kayak to Camp)
MEETING
N. Portland Columbia Slough off Kelley Point Park
LEVEL:   Intermediate to Advanced
TIME:    Tuesday 7am return time is unknown on Friday.
LEADER:  Will H. Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Multiday kayaking trip from Portland to Astoria.  Will be staying at free campsite along the way.   Kayak Trailer supplied for return to Portland ($15 per kayak).   You are responsible for your own gear, food and safety.

Launch Location:
Kelley Point Park - Located where the Columbia Slough meets the Willamette and Columbia River, this informal launch is just inside the entrance to the Kelley Point Park. Take I-5 to exit 307. Go west on North Marine Drive for 3 miles Enter park from N. Marine Drive/Lombard and park in first dirt parking lot on left.
Notes:
RSVP is mandatory.   
Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     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:    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (Earth Day)
PADDLE:  Tualatin River
MEETING:
Tualatin Community Park
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    11:00 to 2:00pm
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>

The Tualatin River is a tributary of the Willamette River that runs through Oregon's Washington County. This calm, meandering river is a popular water way for kayaking and canoeing, as well as for birding and wildlife viewing.

Launch Location:
Take Tualatin-Sherwood exit (289) off of I-5 and go west on SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Boones Ferry Road.  NOTE When Boones Ferry Road turns Sharp Left (Watch for this), continue straight on Tualatin Road for one block. Turn right at the railroad trestle (stay on the south side) and follow it to the boat ramp. LOOK for the huge wooden Train Trestle, the boat launch is right next to it.

Notes:
Pack Food and water, we will break at a neighboring park.

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     
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:    Sunday, May 17, 2015
PADDLE:  Paddle Downtown Portland Willamette River/Ross Island
MEETING
OMSI and Hawthorne Bridge (1515 SE Water St.)
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Noon to 3:00pm
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
The boat launch is between OMSI and the Hawthorne Bridge on the East Side of the River.  Same Launch as Alder Creek Boathouse.
Alder Creek Boat House Floating Dock.

Rentals:    
There is a rental at the launch location.  
     
Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.

DATE:    Friday, June 12, 2015
PADDLE:  Pride Glow Run
MEETING
This is a hold the date notice, more details to come.
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    TBA  
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
PRIDE NW proudly presents the Pride Glow Run June 12th at 9pm located on the Southwest side of the Waterfront. This night is all about showing your PRIDE in a fun family environment filled with one huge glowing mob of people. You bring the flashy outfit and we got the glow covered.

Link for the event:  
www.prideglowrun.com/ 

An Outkayaking Team is being developed:  Hold the date and more information on the team will be provided soon. 

DATE:    August 19-26, 2015
PADDLE:  2nd Annual Timothy Lake Kayak/Campout   
MEETING:
Oak Fork Campground
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Multi-day with camping option
LEADER:  Sandy Stewart Leader@outkayaking.org 971/400.5060   <RSVP, Click Here>

The trip features a night paddle on Saturday night and explorations along 12 miles of shoreline.   The lake is 2.5 miles wide and about 9 miles around.  In the northeast corner an arm extends a couple miles up towards Little Crater Lake and access to the PCT.   With lots of marsh, this area is a favorite of Osprey and Mergansers.  A beaver house sits in the shallow, clear stream near the bridge marking the end of the navigable waterway, and the marshlands around Little Crater Lake.    You can also mountain bike, fish, swim, sail, bird, trap crawdads*, or hike, including a section of the Pacific Crest Trail.  Birds typically seen include Bald Eagles, Osprey, Nighthawks, Juncos, Crossbills, and Mergansers. Fish include Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, and cutthroat trout.  Or if you like horses  (or Alpaca/Llama), stand on the trail a while and some will come past.

Camp Details:
We will stay at Oak Fork campground, which is the southeastern most of the organized campgrounds on the lake. It has designated campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, (cold) running water and pit toilets.  Campground rules allow no more than 6 adults per campsite.  If you don’t want to stay in an organized campground, Meditation point on the opposite side of the lake has 8 first come first serve campsites available to boaters or those who hike in.  There are also dispersed sites around the lake, managed by PGE.  Please note that If you want to book  your own site they fill up early in the year.

Location:
Located less than 2 hours and 80 miles from Portland, Timothy Lake is sourced from numerous springs, nearby Little Crater Lake and Clackamas Lake.  It feeds the Clackamas River.  Elevation is about 3300 feet. 

Notes:
This is a fee campsite and RSVP is needed and site is limited so RSVP and payment needed to reserve space.   The cost for the event is $15 per person for your entire stay (regardless of the number of nights) plus $8 additional vehicle fee (per night). 

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     
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