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Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Private Paddle Trips

Private Paddle Trips

Connect with your team & explore the Slough
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council offers private paddle trips to groups who are interested in experiencing this unique urban waterway!

We will work with you to shape a trip that best fits your needs, interests, and experience levels.

Trip Highlights

- Ideal for a wide range of group sizes, all ages welcome
- A great team building activity for business and organizations of all kinds
- Enjoy nature from the comfort of a canoe or kayak
- Experience and learn about the Columbia Slough Watershed

Private Paddle Tour

Interested in taking your group on a private paddle trip? Please fill out this form!
Because of limited availability, the earlier you put in your request for a private paddle the more likely we are to be able to accommodate you and your group. Spring and summer are particularly popular for these events.


$50 per person, seven person minimum (ages seven and up.) Youth age six and under are welcome free of charge. This is a one hour paddle launching from Whitaker Ponds Nature Park: 7040 Ne 47th Ave. Portland, OR 97218  

Scholarship:Limited scholarships and discounts available for community groups. To apply please fill out the form above and follow the link to apply for a scholarship.


Things to bring: Weather appropriate clothing, the Council will provide all necessary gear including life jackets.

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you plan to paddle rain or shine. If for some reason you need to cancel the event please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the event are non refundable.