Upcoming events

    • July 25, 2018
    • 1:15 PM - 6:00 PM
    • George Rogers Park, 611 State Street, Lake Oswego, OR
    • 3
    Register

     To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group, if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.  

    Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.

    Narrative:  It’s going to be a warm one on Wednesday! Let’s stay cool along a scenic stretch of the Willamette River and practice some kayak strokes, rescues, and towing. Yes, hopefully most of us will choose to get wet! If you don't get in the water, plan to get your hat wet or have other ways to cool off. We'll launch from Lake Oswego’s George Rogers Park. There is path that goes near the bathrooms and down to the beach. Bring your wheels and share them with others, too. We'll work our way upriver past Hog Island and up to Cedaroak Boat Ramp where there is a beach area and bathroom. There is also a nice lagoon where we can practice strokes, rescues, and towing. Please arrive around 1:15, and we'll launch at 2:00 p.m. We’ll likely be off the water by 6:00 p.m. This will be six miles round-trip. High tide should be around 5:30 p.m. The tide will rise about one foot as we make our way upstream, then we’ll return near slack, letting the current help us along. Bring along a snack. Afterwards, some folks might want to head to a local brewpub or restaurant, though I will be heading for a meeting. 

    Meeting Time: 1:15:00 PM
    Launch Time: 2:00:00 PM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
    Take out: George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
    Route Alternative for bad weather: None
    Required equipment: Noe, towbelt optional
    Minimum Immersion protection: None
    Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
    Assistant Organizer(s): I'd welcome one.
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
    Maximum number of paddlers: 7
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 95
    Estimated Water Temperature: 75
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
    Tide times & heights: Tides at Morrison St. Bridge:
    2018/07/25 Wed 12:47 PM -0.04 L
    2018/07/25 Wed 5:06 PM 2.12 H
    2018/07/25 Wed 11:05 PM 0.97 L
    Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
    Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
    Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
    Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment: 
    Overall rating: Level 1
    Rating Comments: 
    Location (Optional): George Rogers Park Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    • July 28, 2018
    • 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Pine Point Day Use Launch, Mt. Hood
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

    Reminder: Registration is always conditional upon final approval of the Trip Organizer.  The TO may contact you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.

    Narrative: Join Joe Howell and me at Timothy Lake. It’s a great place to paddle during the summer, usually a bit cooler than the Portland area. It’s also the largest body of water in the Mount Hood National Forest at 1,550 acres and 3300 feet elevation, and it offers truly spectacular views of Mount Hood. 

    Our trip will circumnavigate the lake, a distance of approximately 8-9 miles, exploring the coves and the water source for the lake. There are lots of nice spots to go on shore to stretch our legs and have a lunch break. At time the winds in the afternoon can create some choppy conditions, but we can stay close to the shore to avoid the waves if needed. We'll launch from the Pine Point Day Use Launch, there is a $5 parking fee  (free if you have a Northwest Forest Annual Pass). Vault toilets are available but there are no other services or cell reception nearby, so bring plenty of water and lunch. There are some good post paddle refreshment options in Government Camp. Be ready to launch by 10AM
    Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
    Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Pine Point Day Use Launch
    Take out: Pine Point Day Use Launch
    Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
    Required equipment:  
    Minimum Immersion protection: None
    Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
    Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
    First Aid /CPR Person: Bob Freshman
    Maximum number of paddlers: 12
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 75-85
    Estimated Water Temperature: 65-70
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 Hours
    Tide times & heights: NA
    Current information: NA
    Hazards:  
    Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
    Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
    Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
    Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment:  
    Overall rating: Level 2
    Rating Comments: This is rated at Level 2 because of the distance and because it is not uncommon for winds to come up in the afternoon and create some chop. If you are not wet exit certified but feel you are comfortable in windy and choppy conditions, you can join in and not wear your sprayskirt. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this trip or conditions.
    Location (Optional):  https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Cove+(Timothy+Lake)+Day-Use/@45.1100588,-121.8024571,15z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x54be39696339efeb:0x7013708f2d9af9ce!2sTimothy+Lake!3b1!8m2!3d45.1224754!4d-121.7840389!3m4!1s0x0:0x2dd0336a94622e5e!8m2!3d45.1107119!4d-121.7988592
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    • August 05, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Willamette Park West Linn
    • 1
    Register
    This trip/trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for Level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt).  To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment. 
    Activity Title: Level 1--Intro Class: Art of Strokes and Group Dynamics
    Date of Activity:  Sunday, 8/5/2018
    Narrative:  If you are looking to smooth out your paddling strokes or want to feel more comfortable with a group, then please join our intro class. Maybe you have taken a basic day or multi-day kayak course, but it left you wanting more. Perhaps you have been paddling awhile and desire to refine what you already know. This is an opportunity to learn what it's like to paddle not only as a group, but as a team, while refining core concepts. This will be a short paddle focused on strokes, staying together, and increasing your awareness on the water. Three hours on the water.
    Plan: 
    Arrive at 9AM. 
    Be ready to meet as a group at 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. 
    Total time is 3.5 hrs. 
    Class Overview:
    - Meet Up and Warm Up
    - Basic body mechanics from head to toes
    - Building intuitive and smooth strokes
    - Possibly introduce more advanced strokes with time
    - Paddling as a team and learning through leadership
    SYOTW, 
    Shawn
    Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
    Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
    Type of activity: Class
    Put in: Willamette Park West Linn (kayak launch area; not boat launch area)
    Take out: Willamette Park West Linn
    Route Alternative for bad weather: n/a
    Required equipment: 
    Minimum Immersion protection: None
    Primary Organizer: Shawn Altman
    Assistant Organizer(s): Chris Mayou
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
    First Aid /CPR Person: Shawn Altman
    Maximum number of paddlers: 12
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 85
    Estimated Water Temperature: 75
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hrs
    Tide times & heights: n/a
    Current information: <1 kts
    Hazards: 
    Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
    Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
    Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
    Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment: 
    Overall rating: Level 1
    Rating Comments: Nothing to note. 
    Location (Optional): https://goo.gl/maps/ukL6HV1AiF12



    • August 08, 2018
    • August 12, 2018
    • Fort Stevens State Park, Loop N
    Join waitlist

    To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account.  

    Please note that Level 1 trips cannot be guaranteed . 

    If an event registration category is sold out, please use the waitlist option to be placed in the queue for possible registration.  You do not need to pay the registration fee to join the waitlist; you will only pay it if you complete the registration process once you're notified that there is an opening.

    Additional information:  You will find event information on the OOPS website in the Activities Section:  Annual Events.  Find the event, click on the link, then scroll until you find the current year information.  https://oregonoceanpaddlingsociety.wildapricot.org/Annual-Events

    1) EVERY PERSON, including Trip Organizers and On-site staff, must complete this electronic registration. If you are attending with a NON-paddling partner or family member(s), and staying at an OOPS site, please use the "plus guest" registration.

    2) Registration fees for this Event are inclusive and cover all days of camping, any additional extra vehicle fee, and other Event expenses, including firewood for group gatherings when fires are allowed and staff and trip supplies.

    3) Registration Categories. You will only choose ONE.

    1. OOPS Camp Site (includes all OOPS event and camping expenses for one member)

    2. OOPS Camp Site + Guest (includes all OOPS event and camping expenses for one member and one non-paddling guest; guest MUST carpool)

    3. Off-site accommodation (fee to cover non-camping Event costs)

    4. Trip Organizer (confirmed by Trip Czar)

    5. Event Staff (Event Manager, Trip Czar, and one Concierge)

    4) You must be a paid-up member of OOPS to paddle at this event, and you must be wet-exit certified prior to attending the event unless you participate in only Level 1 trips (when available) and you are NOT wearing a sprayskirt. Non-members are welcome but will not be allowed to participate in OOPS paddling trips unless pre-approved to do so. Please be certain to review the Trip Level criteria on the OOPS website if you have any questions: OOPS Rating system: http://www.oopskayak.org/documents/

    5) Watch for future emails about potlucks and other social events!

    6) Immersion protection may be required, pending water temperature/conditions. See the club website under Resources/OOPS Documents/Activity Policies and scroll down to Cold Water Protective Clothing. Please be prepared.

    7) OOPS Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be allowed a full refund up to within 4 weeks before the beginning of the event.  50% refunds allowed between 2-4 weeks prior, with a full refund IF we fill the spot.  After that, full refunds will be provided ONLY IF we are able to find a replacement.  All refunds will be done after the event.  Cancellations are done through the Event Manager only.  Thank you.



    • August 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 19, 2018
    • 8:30 PM
    • Peoria Boat Ramp, 29900 Peoria RD, Shedd, OR 97377. River Mile 141.5
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification. To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.

    Narrative: All subject to change, the plan is that I will be doing this trip as a shakeout trip, two weeks prior with a small group and do any modifications to this one as needed.
    Launch: Peoria Boat Ramp, 
    29900 Peoria RD, Shedd, OR 97377. River Mile 141.5 Meet up time is 8 am, we will launch around 8:30.
    Final take out: Wallace Marine Park, 
    200 Glen Creek Rd NW, Salem, OR 97304. River Mile 84

    First Night Camp Site: Half Moon Landing at river mile 127. This has a fairly long and level pebble rock beach landing with sandy areas for tents. No facilities here. Flushing bathroom and drinking water resupply stop is the next morning at Hayak Park, River Mile 122. Swimming and bird/animal watching at this camp. 

    Second Night Camp Site: American Bottom at river mile 102. This site has a porta potty, tables and fire pits. Landing here is rocking and depending on water levels can be steep. Plan on possibly doing some work getting your things up to the camp area. 

    Itinerary: Based on a river level for 8000 to 14000 cfs at Salem:
    Peoria to Corvallis- has some small moving water areas where you need to watch for a few strainers in the water, but these are mostly right after launching.
    Corvallis to Albany- At Half Moon Landing, we need to be on river left to stay out of a strainer. Before Hayak Park, we need to be on river left due to shallows on river right.
    Albany to Buena Vista Ferry- After a long section of pretty quiet water the Santiam River comes in two miles above Buena Vista Ferry with moving water. Typically at the junction with the Santiam we will need to be on river left.
    Buena Vista Ferry to Independence-As we pass Buena Vista ferry we go far right and then some moving water to go through just past the ferry. This area had a few shallow spots last time we went through. If this was a day paddle, all OOPS class two water. Our second campsite is just past the Ferry on river left. This section typically requires some decision making as we pick our way around small “islands”.
    Independence to Salem- Flushing toilets and water available close to river edge here. We may run into a few powerboats at Independence and we will almost definitely run into powerboats just before and into Salem.

    Power Boats: As a general rule, we go to the shallow water, give the power boats the deeper stuff, as they need it. One of the trip organizers will yell out which way to go.
    Self-support part: We will of course support each other as a group, but you need to be prepared to haul everything you need in your own boat for 3 days/2 nights on the water. There are stores in Albany and Independence that are about 1 mile walk away from the dock areas. You are responsible to bring all of your food, water, comforts, and camping gear. We do have a few places where toilets will be available, but for the most part it will be “cat-holes” so plan accordingly in this regard. 
    Water: There are stores in Albany and Independence that are about 1 mile walk away from where we can land. Also, we have a refill spot at Hayak Park am of second day, I will arrange for someone to be at Buena Vista with water refills about late afternoon of second day, and we have a refill spot about noon on last day. 
    Car/Shuttle: You will need to plan your own shuttle, but I can offer some help in this area. I would not recommend leaving a car at put in or take out. I will have someone who can get me to put in and then take my car back to Salem and they will pick me up at the end. I highly recommend that everyone does the same. I live in Salem and trip participant cars can be left at my place for take-out, with the understanding that the neighborhood is a typical Salem neighborhood. I will arrange to transport drivers that leave cars at my house to get to my house to pick up cars and then drive them back to take-out. 
    Other: You should test how your boat handles when fully loaded before the paddle. We did not do this paddle last year, but the prior 3 years we have done this one. We have seen eagles, deer otter, ferrets (we think), bobcats, fish, all kinds of stuff. We have swam in the Willamette a few times when it was really hot and have had a great time. We seem to have cell phone coverage the entire time and since we are in the middle of the Willamette Valley, all kinds of bail out points. We will have a goal of being on the water by 8:30 each morning.

    Class: Class 3 due to distance, not difficulty. A lot of time spent in the kayak. 

    Meeting Time: 8:00:00 AM
    Launch Time: 8:30:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Peoria Boat Ramp
    Take out: Wallace Marine Park
    Route Alternative for bad weather: None
    Required equipment: Towline
    Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
    Primary Organizer: Steve Pruett
    Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
    First Aid /CPR Person: 
    Maximum number of paddlers: 8
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 70-80
    Estimated Water Temperature: 70
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 10-12 hours day
    Tide times & heights: NA
    Current information: NA
    Hazards: 
    Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
    Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
    Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
    Total distance: Level 5: Greater than 22 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment: 
    Overall rating: Level 3
    Rating Comments: Raring is a level 3 due to distance, not skill level


    • August 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lucky Lab, 7576 SW Capital Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

    • August 26, 2018
    • August 30, 2018
    • unknown
    • 2
    Register

    To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account.  

    Please note that Level 1 trips cannot be guaranteed . 

    If an event registration category is sold out, please use the waitlist option to be placed in the queue for possible registration.  You do not need to pay the registration fee to join the waitlist; you will only pay it if you complete the registration process once you're notified that there is an opening.

    Additional information:  You will find event information on the OOPS website in the Activities Section:  Annual Events.  Find the event, click on the link, then scroll until you find the current year information.  https://oregonoceanpaddlingsociety.wildapricot.org/Annual-Events

    1) EVERY PERSON, including Trip Organizers and On-site staff, must complete this electronic registration. If you are attending with a NON-paddling partner or family member(s), and staying at an OOPS site, please use the "plus guest" registration.

    2) Registration fees for this Event are inclusive and cover all days of camping, any additional extra vehicle fee, and other Event expenses, including firewood for group gatherings when fires are allowed and staff and trip supplies.

    3) Registration Categories. You will only choose ONE.

    1. OOPS Camp Site (includes all OOPS event and camping expenses for one member)

    2. OOPS Camp Site + Guest (includes all OOPS event and camping expenses for one member and one non-paddling guest; guest MUST carpool)

    3. Off-site accommodation (fee to cover non-camping Event costs)

    4. Trip Organizer (confirmed by Trip Czar)

    5. Event Staff (Event Manager, Trip Czar, and one Concierge)

    4) You must be a paid-up member of OOPS to paddle at this event, and you must be wet-exit certified prior to attending the event unless you participate in only Level 1 trips (when available) and you are NOT wearing a sprayskirt. Non-members are welcome but will not be allowed to participate in OOPS paddling trips unless pre-approved to do so. Please be certain to review the Trip Level criteria on the OOPS website if you have any questions: OOPS Rating system: http://www.oopskayak.org/documents/

    5) Watch for future emails about potlucks and other social events!

    6) Immersion protection may be required, pending water temperature/conditions. See the club website under Resources/OOPS Documents/Activity Policies and scroll down to Cold Water Protective Clothing. Please be prepared.

    7) OOPS Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be allowed a full refund up to within 4 weeks before the beginning of the event.  50% refunds allowed between 2-4 weeks prior, with a full refund IF we fill the spot.  After that, full refunds will be provided ONLY IF we are able to find a replacement.  All refunds will be done after the event. Cancellations are done through the Event Manager only.  Thank you.



    • September 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Schooner Pub at Netarts Bay
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification. To successfully register, you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.
    Narrative:
     Netarts Bay Oregon is a great area to experience dynamic conditions in a contained environment. 
    This trip is designed to be an introduction to rough water skills in a relatively safe environment. Depending on group level and desires, we will work on group dynamics in a rough environment, bracing, and surfing. We will almost certainly practice real-world rescues as well ;-)
    We will assemble at the Schooner Pub, conduct safety briefing, and launch together.
    We will take a short shakedown cruise to Happy Camp. We will practice rescues en route to Happy Camp. Once at Happy Camp, we'll take a break to assess conditions and then decide where and how to engage the famous Netarts clapotis. If the coast is chilly, bring something warm to wear on the beach and something to eat. 
    This is a trip to encounter lumpy water. A roll would be nice, but is not necessary. You should have the expectation of and willingness to get wet though. 
    Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
    Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Schooner Pub at Netarts Bay
    Take out: same
    Route Alternative for bad weather: tbd
    Required equipment: Helmet
    Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
    Primary Organizer: Paul Steinberg
    Assistant Organizer(s): tbd
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
    First Aid /CPR Person: tbd
    Maximum number of paddlers: 10
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 75
    Estimated Water Temperature: 58
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
    Tide times & heights: low tide 11:27am (1.74ft), high tide 5:28pm (6.43ft)
    Current information: 
    Hazards: Shipping traffic
    Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle
    Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
    Currents: Level 3: Up to 4 knots: paddlers must sprint to move forward
    Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
    Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
    Paddling Environment: 
    Overall rating: Level 3
    Rating Comments: Conditions could be mild or chaotic. We will update ratings and expectations as we get nearer to the event.
    Location (Optional): 
    Photos (optional): yes


    • September 13, 2018
    • September 17, 2018
    • Odlin County Park, Lopez Island
    Join waitlist

    General registration will open April 21st (just after midnight on April 20th for you night-owls) or as soon thereafter as we have adequate Trip Organizers signed up.   Trip Organizers who have been approved to lead trips for the Event will be able to register earlier.

    To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account.  

    Please note that Level 1 trips cannot be guaranteed . 

    If an event registration category is sold out, please use the waitlist option to be placed in the queue for possible registration.  You do not need to pay the registration fee to join the waitlist; you will only pay it if you complete the registration process once you're notified that there is an opening.

    Additional information:  You will find event information on the OOPS website in the Activities Section:  Annual Events.  Find the event, click on the link, then scroll until you find the current year information.  https://oregonoceanpaddlingsociety.wildapricot.org/Annual-Events

    1) EVERY PERSON, including Trip Organizers and On-site staff, must complete this electronic registration. If you are attending with a NON-paddling partner or family member(s), and staying at an OOPS site, please use the "plus guest" registration.

    2) Registration fees for this Event are inclusive and cover all days of camping, any additional extra vehicle fee, and other Event expenses, including firewood for group gatherings when fires are allowed and staff and trip supplies.

    3) Registration Categories. You will only choose ONE.

    1. OOPS Camp Site (includes all OOPS event and camping expenses for one member)

    2. OOPS Camp Site + Guest (includes all OOPS event and camping expenses for one member and one non-paddling guest; guest MUST carpool)

    3. Off-site accommodation (fee to cover non-camping Event costs)

    4. Trip Organizer (confirmed by Trip Czar)

    5. Event Staff (Event Manager, Trip Czar, and one Concierge)

    4) You must be a paid-up member of OOPS to paddle at this event, and you must be wet-exit certified prior to attending the event unless you participate in only Level 1 trips (when available) and you are NOT wearing a sprayskirt. Non-members are welcome but will not be allowed to participate in OOPS paddling trips unless pre-approved to do so. Please be certain to review the Trip Level criteria on the OOPS website if you have any questions: OOPS Rating system: http://www.oopskayak.org/documents/

    5) Watch for future emails about potlucks and other social events!

    6) Immersion protection may be required, pending water temperature/conditions. See the club website under Resources/OOPS Documents/Activity Policies and scroll down to Cold Water Protective Clothing. Please be prepared.

    7) OOPS Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations will be allowed a full refund up to within 4 weeks before the beginning of the event.  50% refunds allowed between 2-4 weeks prior, with a full refund IF we fill the spot.  After that, full refunds will be provided ONLY IF we are able to find a replacement.  All refunds will be done after the event.  Cancellations are done through the Event Manager only.  Thank you.



    • September 26, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lucky Lab, 7576 SW Capital Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

     

    • October 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lucky Lab, 7576 SW Capital Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

     

    • November 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Lucky Lab, 7576 SW Capital Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

     

Past events

July 21, 2018 [Level-2] Group, Incident, and Pod Management Class
July 15, 2018 Florence - Level 1 Paddle - Beaver Creek
July 15, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle-Cleawox Lake
July 14, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle-Cleawox Lake Exploration and Water Games
July 14, 2018 Wallace/Cooper Islands Exploration (Level 2)
July 14, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 or 2 Paddle-Tahkenitch Lake
July 14, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle-Siltcoos Lake & Ice Cream
July 13, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle-Woahink Twilight Paddle
July 13, 2018 Class: Beacons and Bouys
July 13, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle-Siltcoos Canoe Trail
July 12, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle-Cleawox Lake
July 12, 2018 Florence Event - CLASS - Let's NOT fall in ... but we will! ;~)
July 12, 2018 Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle N. Fork of Siuslaw from Bender Landing park
July 12, 2018 Florence--Registration Opens March 10
July 10, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - Tuesday in the Narrows
July 08, 2018 Level 3 Paddle-Coastal Exploration & Possible Sea Caving Off Cascade Head
July 07, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - New Member Paddle and Potluck Reed Island/Columbia River
July 06, 2018 Level 1 Paddle-Blues Festival Paddle and Float
July 04, 2018 Level 4 Paddle - Cape Falcon/Neahkanie Ocean Paddle
July 01, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Scappoose Bay to Warrior Point Lighthouse
June 27, 2018 General Membership Meeting with Andrew Romanelli
June 27, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette
June 24, 2018 Kayak Pool Session at Woodburn Aquatic Center
June 22, 2018 2018 Paulina Lake (Level 1)
June 21, 2018 2018 Deschutes River: River Bend - Harper Bridge or Benham Falls (Level 1)
June 21, 2018 Summer Solstice Morning Paddle (Level 1)
June 20, 2018 2018 Hosmer Lake (Level 1)
June 19, 2018 2018 Sparks Lake (Level 1)
June 18, 2018 Cascade Lakes Four Days 2018
June 16, 2018 Level 2 - Rescues Workshop
June 10, 2018 PT Level 1 - Linger a Little Longer
June 09, 2018 Level 3-Marrowstone Island: The Outside
June 09, 2018 Level 2 - Dungeness Spit
June 09, 2018 Level 2 - Miller Peninsula Escparpment
June 09, 2018 PT Level 3 - Circumnavigate Protection Island
June 09, 2018 Kilisut Harbor: Marrowstone Island-INside
June 08, 2018 PT Level 2 - Sequim Bay Circumnavigation
June 08, 2018 PT Level 2 - Dungeness Spit
June 08, 2018 PT - Class - More Strokes and Re-entries
June 08, 2018 Level 2 Paddle-Point Wilson to PT Boat Haven/Fort Townsend State Park
June 08, 2018 Level 2-Mats Mats Bay to Port Ludlow
June 07, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Port Townsend Waterfront at Night
June 07, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Sunset Ross Island Circumnav
June 07, 2018 PT Class - Strokes Workshop and Refresher
June 07, 2018 PT Level 2 - Lets Get Our Feet Wet in Port Townsend
June 07, 2018 Port Townsend--Registration Opens Feb. 24th
June 03, 2018 Video Stroke Analysis Class
May 30, 2018 General Membership Meeting with Marcel Bieg from ACA
May 27, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - Corvallis to Albany with shuttle
May 24, 2018 Strokes and Maneuvers workshop
May 23, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette
May 20, 2018 Level 1 - Paddle Scappoose Bay Through the Trees
May 19, 2018 Level 2--Basic Strokes and Maneuvers
May 19, 2018 Level 2 - Rescues Workshop
May 17, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
May 17, 2018 Kayak Boot Camp
May 16, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Willamette Narrows Relaxed Afternoon
May 14, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - Disappearing lake in Washington
May 12, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Columbia River Gorge at Stevenson
May 06, 2018 Willamette River Paddle (Level 2)
May 05, 2018 Coupeville & Penn Cove (Level 2)
May 05, 2018 Around Burrows & Allen Islands (Level 3)
May 05, 2018 Introduction to Currents (Level 3)
May 04, 2018 Night Paddle Through Deception Pass (Level 4)
May 04, 2018 N of Bowman Bay ISO caves (Level 2)
May 04, 2018 Pleasant Bay & Chuckanut Bay Exploration (Level 2)
May 04, 2018 Burrows Island Circumnavigation (Level 3)
May 04, 2018 Body Boat Blade Class at OOPS Deception Pass Event
May 03, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
May 03, 2018 Vern's (Not Mike's) Knots
May 03, 2018 Play in the Pass (Level 4)
May 03, 2018 Play in the Pass with Vern (Level 4)
May 03, 2018 Deception Pass--Registration Opens Feb. 10th
May 01, 2018 Kayaking in a digital World
April 27, 2018 Level2 Paddle - Sauvie Island - Steelman and Sturgeon Lake Wildlife Exploration
April 25, 2018 General Membership Meeting
April 25, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - George Rogers to Cedaroak Round-trip
April 22, 2018 The Narrows (Level 2)
April 20, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Sauvie Island Sturgeon Lake Exploration
April 19, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
April 18, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Exploration
April 14, 2018 Level 1 Class - A Greenland Sampler
April 14, 2018 Cancelled--Level 2--Basic Strokes and Maneuvers
April 12, 2018 Kayaking in the digital World
April 09, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Ross Island Circumnav
April 07, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Timothy Lake-Cancelled
April 05, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
April 04, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Beacon Rock
April 03, 2018 Beginner Navigation--Classroom--April 3
March 30, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Scappoose Bay to Sand Island at St. Helens
March 30, 2018 Level 3 Paddle - Hammersley Inlet
March 28, 2018 General Membership Meeting
March 28, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Wednesdays on the Willamette
March 26, 2018 Beginner Navigation--Classroom--March 26
March 25, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Columbia Gorge/Stevenson
March 22, 2018 Ropes & Knots Class
March 21, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette
March 19, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Rooster Rock to Sand Island R.T.
March 18, 2018 Sand Lake / Whalen Is Exploration (Level 1)--cancelled
March 16, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Columbia/Reed Island Channel
March 15, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
March 14, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Cedaroak Boat Ramp to Willamette Falls, R.T.
March 11, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Lake Merwin - Cancelled
March 08, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Circumnavigate Hayden/Tomahawk Islands
March 07, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Willamette River: Milwaukie Riverfront Park to George Rogers Park & Hog Island
March 06, 2018 Ropes & Knots Class
March 05, 2018 Beginner Navigation--Classroom--Rescheduled
March 04, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Nestucca River and Bay
March 01, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
February 28, 2018 General Membership Meeting
February 22, 2018 Ropes & Knots Class
February 21, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - Columbia River Rooster Rock to Sand Island R.T.
February 16, 2018 Ridgefield to Warrior Rock (Level 2)
February 15, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
February 13, 2018 Columbia River: Gleason Boat Ramp/I-205 Br. (Level 2)
February 11, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - Beaver Creek Woodland Marsh Habitat Exploration
February 10, 2018 Level 2 Paddle - East Fork Lewis River Wetlands
February 07, 2018 Beginner Navigation--Classroom
February 07, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Tour
February 06, 2018 Ropes & Knots Class
February 04, 2018 Salmon River
February 01, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
January 31, 2018 OOPS Annual OPEN HOUSE
January 25, 2018 Ropes & Knots Class
January 20, 2018 Paddler Development Workshop
January 18, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
January 17, 2018 Board of Director's Meeting
January 06, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - North Fork Reservoir
January 04, 2018 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
January 01, 2018 Level 1 Paddle - 2018 New Year's Day Trip--Scappoose Bay to Warrior Rock
December 17, 2017 Vancouver Lake Birdwatching (Level 2)
December 14, 2017 Columbia River: Lemon Island - (Level 2)
December 12, 2017 Level 1 Paddle - Devilish Good Time at the Coast
December 10, 2017 Level 3 Paddle - Class II White Water--McIver to Barton on the Clackamas River
December 09, 2017 Level 2 Paddle -Pixie Park to Warrior Rock and Lighted Ships!
December 09, 2017 Level 2 Paddle - Exploring Currents - Boones Ferry Marina to West Linn Willamette Park
December 07, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
November 29, 2017 General Membership Meeting - Taylor Robertson of Werner Paddles
November 29, 2017 Level 2 Trip: Rooster Rock to Sand Island R.T.
November 24, 2017 Level 1 paddle - Black Friday Sellwood Park to Elk Rock Loop
November 18, 2017 Level 1 Paddle - : Smith & Bybee Relaxed Pace
November 18, 2017 Rescues Workshop (Level 2)
November 16, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
November 11, 2017 Level 2 Paddle - Willamette Park to Narrows and Possibly Beyond
November 08, 2017 Class: "Kayak Boot Camp"
November 02, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
November 01, 2017 Class: Forward Stroke/Directional Control
October 31, 2017 Halloween Trip to the Willamette Narrows [Level 2]
October 29, 2017 Island Hopping Redux--Washougal to Reed Island R.T. (Level 2)
October 28, 2017 Island Hopping #4: Ross Island (Level 1)
October 25, 2017 General Membership Meeting-
October 25, 2017 Hobbit Trip: Milwaukie to George Rogers and Back While Eating
October 24, 2017 Island Hopping Trip #3--Circumnavigation of Reed Island [Level 2]
October 19, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
October 14, 2017 Island Hopping Trip #2--Scappoose Bay and Around Sand Island [Level 2]
October 11, 2017 Board of Directors, Meeting
October 07, 2017 The Fluke (Level 2)
October 07, 2017 Bachelor Island Circumnavigation (Level 2)
October 04, 2017 Vancover Lake Bird-watching (hopefully) [Level 1]
September 30, 2017 Willamette Park to Willamette Narrows (Level 1)
September 27, 2017 General Membership Meeting-Around Lake Michigan In A Dugout
September 27, 2017 Willamette River Fall Colors: Cedaroak Ramp to Willamette Falls
September 23, 2017 Group, Incident, and Pod Management Training [Level 2]
September 20, 2017 Board of Directors, Meeting
September 16, 2017 Nestucca River and Bay - Level 2
September 13, 2017 Lake Merwin - Level 1
September 09, 2017 Squaxin Island Circumnavigation [Level 3]
September 09, 2017 Hammersley Inlet [Level 2]
September 07, 2017 Waldo Lake, 2017 CANCELLED due to smoke and fires
August 31, 2017 Rogers Landing/Ash Island Loop with Geocache [Level 1]
August 30, 2017 General Membership Meeting
August 29, 2017 Wet Exit ceet and certifier training
August 26, 2017 Timothy Lake (Level 1)
August 23, 2017 Board of Directors, Meeting
August 20, 2017 Price island Circumnavigation (Level 2)
August 19, 2017 Lunch in Cathlamet (Level 2)
August 19, 2017 Aldrich Point Tour (Level 2)
August 19, 2017 Incident Management / Rescues Clinic (Level 1)
August 19, 2017 Strokes and Maneuvers Class
August 19, 2017 Jim Crow Point (Level 2)
August 18, 2017 Skamokowa Creek Paddle (Level 1)
August 18, 2017 Rescues Practice
August 18, 2017 Explore Steamboat & Elochoman Sloughs (Level 2)
August 18, 2017 Wind and Waves Clinic (Level 2)
August 18, 2017 Cancelled: Westport to Wallace Island (Level 2)
August 18, 2017 Skamokawa, 2017 Weekend Event
August 17, 2017 Sloughs in the Night [Level 2]
August 12, 2017 Jefferson to Buena Vista Ferry [Level 2]
August 07, 2017 Cleawox Lk / Siltcoos Rvr / Woahink Lk Twilight & more (5 Level 1 trips)
August 04, 2017 Washougal Waterfront Park / Reed Island (Level 2)
July 31, 2017 Ross Island & Free Blues Concert (Level 1)
July 29, 2017 Salmon River (Level 2)
July 29, 2017 Rescues Workshop (Level 2)
July 27, 2017 Paddles n Pints: George Rogers Park (Level 1)
July 25, 2017 Marine Drive Paddle (Level 2)
July 22, 2017 Harrisburg to Peoria (Level 2)
July 21, 2017 Cedar Oak boat ramp to Willamette Falls (Level 2)
July 13, 2017 Nehalem Jetty Exploration (Level 1)
July 13, 2017 Nehalem Bay State Park, 2017 Multiday Event
July 11, 2017 Self Assisted Reentry
July 08, 2017 Kayaking Foundations Classes
June 30, 2017 Deschutes River: River Bend - Besson (Level 1)
June 30, 2017 Crane Prairie Reservoir (Level 2)
June 29, 2017 Paulina Lake (Level 1)
June 28, 2017 GONE PADDLING! NO General Membership Meeting
June 28, 2017 Hosmer Lake (Level 1)
June 27, 2017 Sparks Lake (Level 1)
June 21, 2017 Board of Directors, Meeting
June 13, 2017 Bennett Bay (Mayne Is) to Winter Cove (Saturna Is) round trip (Level 2)
June 13, 2017 Mayne Is Camp thru Active Pass to Montague Harbour (Galiano Is) (Level 3)
June 12, 2017 Piggot Bay to Horton Bay (Level 2)
June 12, 2017 Mayne Is. Camp to Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park (Level 3)
June 11, 2017 Miner Bay to Bennett Bay (Level 2)
June 11, 2017 Piggot Bay (Mayne) to Razor Point (N. Pender) round trip (Level 2)
June 10, 2017 Mayne Island Circumnavigation (Level 3)
June 10, 2017 Miner Bay thru Active Pass to Village Bay & Back (Level 3)
June 09, 2017 Mayne Island 2017 Multiday Event
June 03, 2017 Silver Lake: Relaxed Pace (Level1)
May 31, 2017 General Membership Meeting - Load Your Boat with Yakima
May 31, 2017 Willamette River Narrows (level 1)
May 28, 2017 (No-Powerboat) Smith & Bybee Relaxed Trip (Level1)
May 24, 2017 Board of Directors, Meeting
May 18, 2017 Lake Billy Chinook 2017 Annual Event
May 13, 2017 Salmon River (Level 2)
May 10, 2017 Tualatin River (Level 1)
May 04, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
May 03, 2017 Lake Merwin (Level 1)
May 02, 2017 Little McNary Lake / Gilbert River Paddle & Portage (Level 2)
April 26, 2017 General Membership Meeting-Fun with Trip Planning,...
April 26, 2017 Elk Rock (Level 1)
April 23, 2017 Bachelor Is. Cirumnav (Level 2)
April 22, 2017 Pudding River: Aurora - Canby (Level 2)
April 21, 2017 Smith & Bybee Lakes Paddle (Level 1)
April 20, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
April 19, 2017 Board of Directors, Meeting
April 19, 2017 Lacamas Lake (Level 1)
April 18, 2017 Sturgeon Lake Exploration (Level 2)
April 15, 2017 Bachelor Island Circumnavigation (Level 2)
April 12, 2017 Estacada aka River Mill Lake (Level 1)
April 09, 2017 Wilsonville to West Linn-through the Narrows (Level 2)
April 06, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
April 05, 2017 Smith & Bybee Lakes (Level 1)
April 01, 2017 Nestucca River & Bay (Level 2)
March 29, 2017 General Membership Meeting-OOPS welcomes our own Carl Davis
March 25, 2017 Paddler Development Workshop
March 16, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
March 13, 2017 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
March 12, 2017 Newberg to Wilsonville: The Sequel (Level 2)
March 10, 2017 Lord & Walker Islands (Level 2)
March 07, 2017 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
March 05, 2017 Columbia River Island Tour (Level 2)
March 04, 2017 Scappoose Bay High Water Exploration (Level1)
March 02, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
February 25, 2017 Bachelor Island Circumnav (Level 2)
February 25, 2017 Currents and Eddies Class
February 22, 2017 General Membership Meeting
February 16, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
February 13, 2017 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
February 12, 2017 Columbia City to Prescott Beach (Level 2)
February 11, 2017 Rolling Down the River: Newberg to Wilsonville (Level 2)
February 09, 2017 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
February 04, 2017 Santiam River: Jefferson to Buena Vista (Level 3)
January 28, 2017 Steamboat Landing to Winter Park (Level 2)
January 25, 2017 OOPS Annual Enticement Event
January 21, 2017 Level 3 Class - The Narrows of the Willamette
January 19, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
January 16, 2017 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
January 15, 2017 Salmon River-Escape the Snow! Level 1
January 14, 2017 Puget Island Circumnavigation level 2
January 10, 2017 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
January 08, 2017 Knappton to Chinook on the Lower Columbia - Level 3
January 07, 2017 Currents and Eddies (level 3)
January 05, 2017 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
January 01, 2017 New Years Day! Scappoose Bay to Warrior Rock Light.
December 26, 2016 North Fork Clackamas Reservoir
December 15, 2016 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
December 14, 2016 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
December 10, 2016 Towing Seminar - Level 2
December 08, 2016 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
December 03, 2016 Crabbing Tillamook Bay - Level 3
December 01, 2016 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
November 30, 2016 General Membership Meeting- Coast Mountain Expeditions
November 28, 2016 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
November 25, 2016 Black Friday, Elk Rock - Level 1
November 19, 2016 FULL! - Tillamook Play Day At The Three Graces
November 17, 2016 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
November 15, 2016 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
November 13, 2016 Bachelor Island Circumnavigation - Level 2
November 13, 2016 The Complete Salmon River Trip - The Sequel - Level 2
November 12, 2016 Aldrich Point to Welch and Quinns Islands - Level 2
November 09, 2016 Relax on Lacamas Lake - Level 1
November 03, 2016 Wet exit, Roll, Edging, Bracing, Whatever--Kayak Pool Practice @ Club Sport
October 28, 2016 Elk Rock Island, Level one paddle on the Willamette
October 27, 2016 Ropes and Knots with Mike Cenedella
October 26, 2016 General Membership Meeting- Michael Bowersox drops by
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