Hop in a kayak to explore Devils Lake, Siletz Bay, streams, estuaries and even the Pacific Ocean.
Devils Lake provides some of the best kayaking experiences in the area with its calm waters and shelter from the coastal winds. Take a leisurely paddle around the lake and take in the scenic sights, local wildlife as well as the peace and quiet.
Kayak tours of Devils Lake are offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day by Oregon State Parks. Please call 541-994-2002 for information on pricing and availability.
Siletz Bay & National Wildlife Refuge
Conveniently located just off Hwy 101, the waters of Siletz Bay and tidal sloughs of the adjacent Siletz Bay Wildlife Refuge make for great kayak adventures. You’ll discover a variety of wildlife, both seasonal and year-round inhabitants on your journey.
The US Department of Fish & Wildlife offer guided interpretive tours during June, July and August.
Salmon River Estuary
A hidden gem of the Oregon Coast, and located just three miles north of Lincoln City, the Salmon River Estuary provides a diverse kayaking experience.
At Knight Park, located on Three Rocks Road west off of Hwy 101, launch your vessel and head upstream through the fresh waters of the Salmon River, or head downstream to the river’s mouth where it converges with the Pacific Ocean. Downstream you’ll find a stretch of secluded beach, which is only accessible by boat.
Streams & Rivers
Just up the Siletz River you’ll find Coyote Rock RV Park & Marina where you can launch a watercraft or rent one of theirs. Up river a bit more is Strome Park, which provides a quiet spot to put your kayak in the water. Pay attention to the tides as waters of the river can get shallow in places at low tide.
Accessible from Siletz Bay, paddle upstream and back again for a laid-back float. Pay attention to tide levels as shallow spots present themselves at low tide.
On the Ocean
For the experienced paddler, get on a sea kayak and hit the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. This ride is challenging and can get a bit bumpy. Pay close attention to ocean conditions as safety is of the utmost importance with this adventure.
Safari Town Surf
This local surf shop offers guided tours of the Salmon River Estuary. Explore all the beautiful scenery and wildlife along the Salmon River, just north of Lincoln City.They have 2 or 3 hour kayak tours, which are available March through October. Tours are subject to availability and weather conditions. To schedule a guided tour, visit SafariTownSurf.com.
The oldest and most extensive guide service on the Oregon Coast. They offer flat-water, sight-seeing and instructional tours year-round on inland waterways such as coastal bays, rivers, intimate forested sloughs, backwater channels and fresh water lakes. Learn more about Kayak Tillamook
If you don’t have your own kayak, borrow one of ours!
- Lincoln City Surf Shop – 4792 SE Hwy 101 • 541-996-7433
- Safari Town Surf Shop – 3026 NE Hwy 101 • 541-996-6335
- Blue Heron Landing – 4006 NE West Devils Lake Rd • 541-994-4708
- Coyote Rock RV Park & Marina – 1676 Siletz Hwy • 541-996-6824