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Welcome to the 2016 Season at Ridgefield Kayak

SEASON OPENS 1st WEEKEND OF APRIL!


(360) 727-4520

Remember to check our Hours Page and please call
for reservations in the pre-season!!


** JOIN US SATURDAY JUNE 4TH TO CELEBRATE the 5th Anniversary of The BIG Paddle!**

NEW FOR THE SEASON.... BASIC STAND UP PADDLE BOARD CLASSES


Join us for some fun in the sun, birding, photography, or relaxation as you paddle the shoreline of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. 

 Or bring friends and family for a fun outing of paddling and lunch on the beach.  Sharpen or learn new skills in a Basic Skills Class or paddle by a Lewis and Clark campsite and learn about local ecology on one of our guided trips. Lake River offers an abundance of opportunity for the novice to advanced paddler.

See Trip Descriptions


Our mission
is to share our passion and appreciation for the outdoors by providing meaningful, educational and environmentally supportive paddling opportunities.  Please explore our site for more information.



Enjoy the charm and uniqueness of Ridgefield Kayak Rentals, located in a boathouse on Lake River, a tributary of the Columbia River, adjacent to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Just a few minutes north of Portland, our boathouse is designed for personal and group instruction as you are fitted for your kayak and launched from step-down platforms.


We welcome you to our tenth season of operation. Your paddling opportunities are vast and offer you access to the Columbia River, Lewis River, Bachelor Island, Lake River and Vancouver Lake. Here, you are surrounded by the 5,150 acres of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy the magical solitude, the amazing birding opportunities and the historical and cultural history of Lewis and Clark and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse. See Trip Descriptions.


2016 CLASSES, TOURS, CONFERENCES, RETREATS & FAMILY OUTINGS
The water trails support all levels of kayaking and can be enjoyed for hourly, half-day and full-day paddles. All of our kayaks offer stability and are outfitted with rudders. Single and tandem kayaks plus stand up paddle boards are available plus gear. Laminated maps, tide information and trip recommendations based on experience are offered daily. Recreational kayaks are available for transport to other locations on a limited basis. Reservations always recommended and walk-ins welcome.


Welcome to Oldtown Ridgefield. Happy Paddling.