Big Creek Reservoir 2, the upper reservoir, tends to be stocked more heavily and has very good bank access, but kayaking is amazing here!!  While bank fishing predominates here, smart anglers launch kayaks. No gas motors are allowed to help preserve water quality. Come prepared to […]
Elk City Park is nestled in the coast range mountains at the intersection of the Big Elk River and the Yaquina River. The park is located 22.5 river miles upstream from the mouth of the Yaquina, and is within tidal boundaries. This is an excellent place […]
Eckman lake in Waldport Great for beginners and kids!! Not many vacationers take Highway 34, the wickedly contorted route from Philomath to Waldport. When traveling to that section of the coast, it usually saves time to detour through Newport or Florence. Those who choose one of […]
Beaver Creek State Natural Area is an area rich in wildlife just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, and paddling Beaver Creek is one of the best ways to see what the area has to offer. From the Ona Beach boat launch on the east […]
This 113 acre reservoir is located about four miles north of Toledo. Olalla Road heads north to the lake from Highway 20. Often 5-15 degrees warmer than Newport and a wonderful place for a kayak adventure. No gas motors are allowed so it’s a very tranquil […]