Paddling – Kayaking and Boating
You may reserve a Guided Kayak Tour (kayaks and equipment provided) at Beaver Creek State Natural Area for dates between July 1 and Labor Day. To make a reservation visit the Beaver Creek web site, linked below, or call 541-563-6413 (Noon-4).
You may also bring your own kayak or canoe for a self-guided paddle on the gentle Beaver Creek, or on the Alsea River Water Trail, a 10-mile route including the Alsea River, Drift Creek, and Lint Slough.
BEAVER CREEK STATE NATURAL AREA – IN BRIAN BOOTH STATE PARK
Where: Beaver Creek is 16 mi N of Yachats; 8 mi N of Waldport; 8 mi S of Newport, off Hwy 101. Put in your kayak or canoe at the launch across from Ona Beach on Hwy 101. The three-mile paddle meanders up the Beaver Creek valley with views of the surrounding Sitka spruce and alder forested hills. Look for beaver, river otter, muskrat and nutria, Roosevelt elk, or black-tailed deer.
PORT OF ALSEA / ALSEA RIVER WATER TRAIL – dockage and moorage provided by Port of Alsea.
Where/Directions: Port of Alsea is 8 miles N of Yachats; 16 mi S of Newport. At Waldport’s only stoplight (at the base of the Waldport Bridge on Hwy 101), turn E onto Hwy 34; continue 1.9 mi to Broadway; turn L on Broadway and proceed to the Port of Alsea docks.