Kayak & Hike Yurt Trip

  • Picture shows a man wearing a blue jacket and yellow life-jacket sitting in a green kayak in the center of the image. Behind him is two plant-covered cliffsides connected by a bridge in the upper right side of the photo.
  • Picture shows an ocean on the beach with a person in the distance walking near the water edge in the center of the photo. On the right side, there is a large rock with some trees growing on top of it.
  • Picture shows an above view of a row of eleven colorful kayaks in the water tied up to the shoreline. In the foreground of the image, four people walk down a steep hill towards the kayaks.
  • Picture Shows the interior of a yurt. The room is round with wood floors and fabric walls with wooden structural supports. On the left side of the image is a wood bunk bed and on the right side is an open futon. The beds have green matresses.

Not far south of Portland lies Champoeg State Park, a gorgeous destination of forests, fields, and wetlands which make it the perfect place for days of kayaking and hiking.

We’ll explore some peaceful stretches of the Willamette river, where you can see great blue heron, rare Western Bluebirds, and even otter. There are no rapids on this stretch of river, so no kayaking experience is necessary - we’ll teach you everything you need to know! On land, we’ll explore the hiking trails, fascinating history of the park, and maybe even play a round of disk golf. One day we’ll take a day trip to visit the beaches and bluffs of the Oregon Coast! At night we’ll stay in cozy yurts or cabins, or you can choose to sleep solo in a tent. Read the detailed trip description to learn more.

Trip Specifics

Dates: Saturday, May 8 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Cost: $50 - $365. Need-based financial aid is applied on a sliding scale for those who qualify. 

Rigor: Moderate - High

Equipment & Packing List (coming soon)

Required Forms

These forms can be completed only after you have received a trip placement email, and are due by Monday, March 15th. To complete these forms, you’ll need to log-in to the Engage LC platform using your @lclark.edu email.

  • Waiver
  • Equipment Request
  • Travel Plans

Trip Pictures

This is a brand new trip, so we don’t have any old trip pictures, but check out these from some similar trips: