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Level 2 Paddle - Scappoose Bay to Sand Island at St. Helens

  • March 30, 2018
  • 9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Scappoose Bay Marina 57420 Old Portland Rd, Warren, OR
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer.

Registration is closed

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: Welcome springtime the right way—on the water! We’ll have favorable tides for a round-trip paddle from Scappoose Bay Marina to Sand Island (across from St. Helens). We’ll launch at 10:30 a.m. This nine-mile trip offers backwater sloughs and views across the Columbia. Something for everyone!

There are public restrooms at the marina parking area, and a day-use fee for parking. The marina is easy to find. Take Hwy. 30 to Warren, turn east on Bennett Rd. at milepost 25.8, then immediate left on Old Portland Road. You’ll see the Scappoose Bay Paddling Center and the marina. Next Adventure’s Scappoose Bay Paddling Center should be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

We will observe the Four Ps: Please Plan to be Pod Participant! If you are a lone wolf, this is not the trip for you. This level two trip is suitable for boats 12 ft. and longer; no inflatables, please. Intermediate-advanced SUP paddlers who can keep up with kayaks are welcome. Plan to arrive by 9:45 to allow time to unload, park, and be ready to be on the water by 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Time: 9:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Scappoose Bay Marina
Take out: Scappoose Bay Marina
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): 
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: 7
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 46-56
Estimated Water Temperature: 45
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 hours
Tide times & heights: High 04:47 AM 3.1 ft.
Low 12:16 PM 0.2 ft.
High 04:45 PM 2.5 ft.

Current information: 1-2 knots 
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 
57420 Old Portland Rd, Warren, OR 97053

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