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Looking for the best kayaking in Oregon? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oregon. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Kayaking Spots in and near Oregon

  • Josephine County, Oregon

    Raft or Kayak the Wild & Scenic Rogue River

    The Wild and Scenic Section of the Rogue River is a hidden secret in the Pacific Northwest. This virtually untouched 34-mile section boasts some of the most pristine and secluded scenery in Oregon. Bald eagles, osprey, and black bears are frequently (if not always) spotted along the way. This bea...
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  • Estacada, Oregon

    Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

    The Wild and Scenic Clackamas River above the North Fork Reservoir is a great destination for paddlers and only about an hour drive from downtown Portland. This popular 13.5 mile section of river lies within the Mt. Hood National Forest and offers continuous class II-III boating with a little cla...
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  • Jordan Valley, Oregon

    Float the Wild and Scenic Owyhee River

    49.5 mi / -900 ft gain
    OverviewLocated in remote southeastern Oregon the Owyhee River offers an off the grid adventure through the high desert that you will not soon forget.  The 50 mile section of river from Rome to Birch Creek is usually boated between March and June when there is adequate runoff to support larger bo...
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  • Mount Hood, Oregon

    Kayak Laurance Lake

    This lake is found about 25 miles south of Hood River, Or. $5 for day use and now other passes are accepted, just keep that in mind. There are camping sites all over the lake as well, so if you are thinking of making a weekend out of it.  It wasn't very crowded on a weekend during the summer so y...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Float or Paddle The Deschutes River

    Looking for something fun to do in Bend when the weather gets warm? Look no further. The easiest way to make this happen is to take your crew down to Riverbend Park. There's ample parking, on-site rentals of all kinds, and a beach for launching. The park also features a lot of nice grass areas fo...
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