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Scappoose Bay High Water Exploration (Level1)

  • March 04, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Scappoose Bay Marina, Scappoose, OR
  • 6


  • Active OOPS members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

Registration is closed

 This trip is limited to OOPS members with WEC (unless a paddler on this Level 1 trip is not using a spray skirt, or is paddling a sit-on-top kayak or canoe - if approved by the TO).  To successfully register, you'll need to log in to your member account on the OOPS website.

Narrative: It's time to take advantage of the high waters to do a little bushwhacking among the flooded landscapes of Scappoose Bay. High tide will be about 9:00 am so we will be on ebb for the whole paddle. We can start by exploring what access we can get through the trees and flooded backwaters heading east towards the levee separating the bay from Multnomah channel. Later we can head up Scappoose Creek to see what obstacles may have been removed or added this winter. Once we have decided we've had enough, we will have the ebb tide to assist us back to the launch site.

Kayak launch fee 3$ per car.

We will have a visiting paddler with us. Join and chat him up about paddling on Lake Michigan, and help us inform him a bit about our wet little neighborhood.

Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Scapposse Bay Marina
Take out: Scapposse Bay Marina
Route Alternative for bad weather: We will adjust the length of the paddle based on conditions
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Rich Becker
Assistant Organizer(s): Please volunteer
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Temperature: 45
Estimated Water Time: 4 hrs
Tide times & heights: High tide 9:00 am
Current information: 1-2 knts
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 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: Level I
Location (Optional): Scapposse Bay Marina
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