Continent
North America
Country
Washington (USA)
Next Big City
Portland
Next Town
Kalama
 
Type:
River
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Stakes
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Falling tide

Columbia River in North/South direction, tidal effect more prevalent. Best on North wind and outgoing tide (add 1+ hr to tide chart). Conditions are generally butter flat to very small chop.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks, Other
Beach Users:
None

Sand beach with driftwood debris and some rock, it is an industrial area so not a family picnic spot. Wood pilings well downwind due require awareness on windy days. You can park close and launch safely. Self launch requires swimming out a little due to narrow beach. Spring and fall this beach is over crowded with fisherman so late spring through summer is best.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
E, W

Best on North wind and outgoing tide.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Interstate 5 north from Portland about 38 miles to Todd Rd/Kalama exit. Take a left at stop sign and follow road around to right and straight past gravel facility on left. Beach with parking lot will come into view on the left.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Just be respectful of beach fisherman, they are super friendly as long as you give them room.

Nightlife

No information