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Hike & Kayak Northwest Oregon

  • Rainbow of kayaks
  • Sitting on a log
  • Coastal lagoon kayaking
  • Coast
  • Sea Kayaking, photo by Hunter Feiss ‘15

Trip Specifics

Dates: Thursday, Aug. 20 - Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020

Cost: $50 - $850. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify. Vegan and non-medical specialty diets have an additional $30 charge. Vegetarian diets and food allergies do not have an additional fee.

Rigor: Moderate-High

Equipment & Packing List

Kayak the bays, estuaries, and lakes of the Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington coast, hike to some of the best Pacific Ocean beaches, and wander through some of the last remaining ancient forests. In the evenings we’ll return to a rustic summer camp we have rented, located about a mile from the Pacific Ocean. On this trip you’ll see some of the wildlife which greeted the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805: elk, beaver, deer, eagles, great blue herons, and sandhill cranes. Whether you’ve never kayaked before or you’re an experienced paddler, this trip takes you to parts of the Pacific Northwest Coast most people never see. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Wednesday, July 22nd. To complete these forms, you’ll need to have your @lclark.edu email set up, and you’ll be prompted to log-in to the Engage LC platform.

Trip Pictures

2020 will be the first year of this NST! Here are some pics from other kayaking trips to this area: