Welcome to the Hood River region

YoungsLBThe Columbia River Gorge is one of the most epic areas of the United States for any type of kayaking – sea kayaking, lake kayaking, rec kayaking and most of all, whitewater kayaking. The Columbia River Gorge is home to the White Salmon, the Little White Salmon, the Hood River, the Wind River, the Klickitat River and the Columbia River. These rivers drain from two beautiful, majestic mountains – the Hood River on the Oregon side and Mt. Adams on the Washington side. All of these rivers are within 20 minutes from Hood River and range from class I – class V. Kayaking here in the Pacific Northwest is year round, that is, if you dress appropriately. Every season brings water into different rivers, which gives boaters the year-round variety to keep the sport fun and challenging. The Columbia River Gorge is 60 miles East of Portland, OR. The boating community here is always eager to share our rivers with others. We love to show off our backyard. Hope to see you on our rivers soon!

Recent News and Info

Lean to Surf Clinic #2

August 19th, 2016 Contributed by: jlechmanik

We had our 2nd learn to surf clinic on the White Salmon river (WA). We ran the lower section which is about 3 miles and had a great surf wave on it. We had a smaller turn out than last time, but one couple (father / daughter) drove 150 miles EACH way to ... Read More →

July 9th “Learn to Surf” Clinic

July 10th, 2016 Contributed by: jlechmanik

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Pre paddle meeting

Post Paddle celebration

On July 9th, 2016 we kicked off our Pacific Northwest (Hood River area) World Kayak season with a “Learn to Surf” clinic. This clinic was designed to help people develop better boat handling skills (eddy ... Read More →

Try something new

April 1st, 2016 Contributed by: jlechmanik

Finally spring is in the air here in the Columbia Gorge. No longer (hopefully) do we need to deal with kayaking in 40 degree rain. Time to go hit some rivers right? That is what I thought too. Then my wife told me that “she wanted to do more things together”. ... Read More →



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