Paddling the Tillamook Coast, Oregon

A seven-estuary network with six bays and more than 800 miles of river systems puts Oregon’s Tillamook Coast among the top paddling destinations in the Pacific Northwest. If you don’t travel with your own kayak, Kayak Tillamook can supply the kayak, the gear and even the guide, if necessary. 

The Tillamook Bay watershed includes five rivers as well as the bay, offering an extensive network of paddling routes. Other paddling routes that are perfect for novice and intermediate paddlers are Nehalem Bay, the Nehalem River, the sheltered cove at Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, Netarts Bay, Cape Meares Lake, Sand Lake, Nestucca Bay and others.

Spring is an excellent season to explore the coastal waterways of Tillamook County as the opportunity to spot wildlife in this natural habitat, including several bird species, increases. 

When you’re not paddling, you can enjoy Tillamook County’s hospitality at an array of lodging choices, dining spots (think fresh seafood) and acclaimed breweries.