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Lewis & Clark River (Level 1)

  • August 09, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Netul Landing, Lewis & Clark Nat'l Historical Park, OR
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This trip is limited to members who are WEC, unless exempt under Activity Policy Sec. F.1.  Registration will occur at the Event site on the evening before the trip.

Narrative: Lewis and Clark River, Astoria Event Aug. 9th (or 10th) 2018
Narrative: We'll launch and return to Netul Landing—twice! Those who prefer a shorter trip can take out at our lunch break at Netul Landing after paddling downstream 2.5 miles and then back; others can continue upstream 2-3 miles after lunch for the second leg of the trip which will finish with another downstream run.
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Water Trail Trip Recommendations describes our trip this way: 
“Netul Landing is the heritage spot where The Corps of Discovery landed on December 7, 1805 to establish a winter encampment. Clark wrote, ‘this is certainly the most eligable Situation for our purposes.’ Now a part of the new Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, the landing features information kiosks, a bronze statue of Sacagawea, and a canoe/kayak boat launch into the Lewis and Clark River. A small waterway, with Saddle Mountain in the distance, it meanders north past woods and pastoral fields. Pilings, remnants of logging operations, jut from the water near shore. After about two miles downstream, the river widens considerably into the open waters of Young's Bay. Astoria and Smith Point are visible from the river's mouth. From the landing, a half-mile walking trail leads to Fort Clatsop.”

Netul Landing is a 20 minute drive from the Event campground.  
For more Information, call Lewis and Clark National Park, (503) 861-2471. Restrooms are available. Park Entrance fees apply at this unit and can be paid at the visitor center.

Visit the Lewis and Clark National Park after our paddle trip. Learn more here:

Entrance Fees
16 and older - $5 per person - 7 days
FREE entrance with Oregon Coast Passes or National Parks and Federal Lands Passes
Pass covers entry for pass holder and three adults in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle.
Senior Pass - Access Pass - Interagency Annual Pass - Military Annual Pass

If Aug. 9th, launch at 9:30 a.m. 
(If Aug. 10th, launch at 10:00 a.m.)

Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Netul Landing 
Take out: Netul Landing 
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s):  
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
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: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 40
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3-5 hours
Tide times & heights: 

Young’s Bay                 Time (LST/LDT)

2018/08/10     Fri        07:17 AM        -1.63    L

2018/08/10     Fri        1:38 PM           7.71     H

2018/08/10     Fri        7:10 PM           1.77     L

2018/08/11     Sat       01:04 AM        9.58     H

2018/08/11     Sat       08:05 AM        -1.83    L

2018/08/11     Sat       2:24 PM           8.06     H

2018/08/11     Sat       8:05 PM           1.33     L

Current information:  
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 1
Rating Comments:  
Location (Optional): Netul Landing, Fort To Sea Trail, Astoria, OR
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