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:    Sunday, August 16, 2015
PADDLE:  Willamette Falls
MEETING
11:00am at eNRG Kayak Dock
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    11am to 3pm.
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Paddle to the base of the Willamette Falls and Locks.

Launch Location:
eNRG Kayak Dock 
<click here> for step by step directions.  1701 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City.

Notes:
Spray skirts recommended.  Great paddle for all skills level, there is an opportunity for advance paddlers to test their skills.

Rentals:    

eNRG Kayak Dock  <click here> for step by step directions.  1701 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City.

DATE:    Tuesday, August 18, 2015
PADDLE:  Columbia Slough to Willamette River  to Columbia River
MEETING
N. Portland Columbia Slough off Kelley Point Park
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    11am to 3pm   
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:    Sunday, August 23, 2015
PADDLE:  Timothy Lake Kayak
MEETING: 
Oak Fork Campground Site 33
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    11am to 5pm 
LEADER:  Sandy Stewart Leader@outkayaking.org 971/400.5060   <RSVP, Click Here>

This is a day trip paddle only for those not wanting to camp.   See following posting for location and details.
Meet at Oak Fort campsite 33 at 11am prompt.   Bring suntan lotion, lunch and lots of water. 

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. 

DATE:    Sunday, September 13, 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.   PARKING IS FREE. 

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

DATE:    Saturday, October 03, 2015  
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:    Saturday, November, 07, 2015
PADDLE:  Sturgeon Lake via Gilbert River/Sauvie Island
MEETING
Gilbert River Boat Ramp
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    10:00am to 3:00pm
LEADER:  Kyle 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.  
     
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, December 20, 2015
PADDLE:  Holiday Ship Parade via Kayak (Plus: Social after Paddle at Crush)
MEETING
Downtown Portland OMSI/Alder Creek under the Hawthorne Bridge 
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    4:00pm-6:30pm (Renters please arrive by 3:30pm)
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
We will be paddling the Willamette River and watching the start of the 59th Annual Lighted Christmas Ship Parade
<CLICK here details> from our kayaks.  Both the Willamette and Columbia Fleets will be assembled for this this event.   This is a NIGHT paddle.   

Launch Location:
The kayak launch is between OMSI and the Hawthorne Bridge on the East Side of the River.  Shared boat launch with Alder Creek Kayak (see rentals note below).

Notes:
Paddlers are encouraged to light up the kayaks with holiday festivities.   Paddlers MUST have two lights on the kayaks, one in the front and one in the back.  (headlights, flashlights, bike lights, light sticks).  Spay skirts are needed as the big boats put out waves.   If you don’t have lights, you don’t get in the water as we will paddle back in the dark and there will be motorboats. 

Rentals:    

     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, December 20, 2015 following Holiday Paddle.
PADDLE:  After Paddle Social at Crush
MEETING
Crush,  1400 Southeast Morrison St, Portland, OR
LEVEL:   Everyone and Friends
TIME:    7:00pm (or after the paddle) to 9:00pm
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
Great time for paddlers and non-paddler to meet for a social.  In support of Outkayaking and the LGBT community CRUSH is extending the happy hour menu to the OutKayaking club.
   

© Kyle