We offer a variety of launch areas around Multnomah/Clackamas Counties.
Choose from our most popular spots listed below,
or inquire about a spot you'd like us to meet you at.
Requires Groups of 8 or more half day or full day only.
Located on the far western edge of Vancouver, this lake is a favorite for its sandy beach swimming area, large grassy park with shade trees, access to public bathrooms and normally calm, warm water. This is a county park, so expect to be charged a small fee to park.
Located near the town of Camas Washington, this lake is known for it's variety. From the public launch site you can explore the wide open waters of the main lake, make your way under a small bridge to the smaller Round Lake or explore the Lilly pads of the wetland areas. Parking here is free at the public boat launch.
Located on the Lewis River about 15 miles north of Vancouver, this body of water is a very slow flowing river that offers many options to explore. There is a large sandy beach near the highway, but a few short paddle strokes up or down river you'll find plenty of wildlife and natural beauty. This is a state park so either a Discover Pass or small fee will be collected to park here.
Located right off the I5 in the city of Woodland (about 30 min. north of Vancouver) Horseshoe Lake offers ample parking, a small beach area and a grassy park to relax in the sunshine. This body of water is actually a very large "bend" in the Lewis River, but offers calm water and nearly 85 acres of waterway to explore. This is a great family location and perfect for the first time paddle boarder!
Felida Moorage is located on the west end of Vancouver just off of Lakeshore Drive (36th Ave). This secluded and little used body of water connects Vancouver Lake with the Columbia River. This is a true wetlands area where you can expect to see a variety of wildlife and explore different channels of water. There is a community of houseboats here so please be respectful of their space. You will be charged a small fee for parking here, so car pooling is a great idea.
Located about 15 minutes north of Vancouver the small city of Ridgefield offers a splendid waterway and large boat launch area, making it an easy access to explore an abundance of wildlife. Mostly known for kayak use, but paddle boards can also be used here. Nearby McCuddy Marina is a small collection of floating homes, so please be respectful of their area.