Lower Columbia River Water Trail



The Lower Columbia River Water Trail stretches 146 river miles from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean.  

For millenia, people have used the Columbia River as a critical hub for transportation and trade. Since 2000, the Estuary Partnership has been stewarding the Water Trail, a collection of launch points, camping and lodging options, food and other services, and points of interest, to help people in non-motorized boats explore the place we call home. 

The Columbia is still an important route for moving goods and people through Oregon and Washington, giving paddlers the chance to explore bird-filled wetlands, observe working industrial marine parks, glide alongside barges, sailboats, and cruise ships, and find a quiet spot on an island beach to relax. With more than 146 miles to explore, there is an adventure the right fit for everyone. 

Water Trail Sign