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Kayak Shop Information for:
Skamokawa Kayak Center


Site Type:
Kayak Shop

Short Description:
Kayak Shop with boat ramp - near protected water



Long Description:
Skamokawa is nestled in a beautiful little bay where two small rivers meet the Columbia. The Skamokawa Center offers many activities beyond kayaking (See Their Webpage for more information. To get there from upriver, I recommend paddling through the protected waters of Steamboat Slough.

To get there by land, From the Portland or Seattle area, take I-5 to Exit 36: Longview/Ocean Beaches. A bit more than 2 miles after the exit, take the exit marked 3rd Ave./Indust. Area. At the light, turn left (Hwy. 432 West). Continue for 7.6 miles. After a sweeping right curve you will reach the traffic light at State Route 4. Turn left and follow SR 4 for 25.5 miles to Skamokawa, which is 6 miles past Cathlamet. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours to drive to Skamokawa from Portland, 3+ hours from Seattle.

Skamokawa Center - Columbia River Water Trail
Skamokawa Center
Skamokawa Center - Columbia River Water Trail
Skamokawa Center

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