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Archive: May 2012

North Umpqua River

The North Umpqua River originates in Maidu Lake in the Cascade Range. The 34-mile stretch from Rock Creek to Soda Springs Dam is protected as a Wild & Scenic River. The scenery is a mix of rugged canyon walls, towering Douglas firs, and mossy forests, hung with lichen. One of the most unique things about…

North Fork Reservoir

North Fork Reservoir is part of a Portland General Electric hydropower complex on the Clackamas River just east of Estacada, in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Range an easy drive from the Portland area. Inflatable kayaks provide a great opportunity to explore the far shores of the North Fork Reservior in solitude. Kayak to the…

Sandy River, Dodge to Oxbow

The float from Dodge to Oxbow is a great class II+ run for beginner paddlers looking to progress to more difficult water. This scenic 6.25 mile float begins with the Class III “Pipeline” Rapid then eases into numerous pool drops. Class II rapids intertwine with sweeping vistas and abundant wildlife. This is the starting point for Oregon’s State Scenic…

Inflatable Kayak Reviews

Inflatable Kayak World is the #1 blog for information on inflatable kayaks and canoes. It is run by Allison Mac, a long time passionate inflatable kayaker, who reviews each of the different boat models, shares informative paddling tips and advice as well as recommendations on where to buy. If you are interested in learning about inflatable…

Photo and Video Gallery

We’ve compiled some of the best images we could find on the web as well as customer photos that have been submitted. We hope you enjoy them. If you have a photo you’d like to share, send them to [email protected] Below is an instructional video about our Aire Tomcat Solo and Tandem IK’s.    

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the reservation process? It’s pretty simple. Just give us a call, email or chat with us online to check our availability. Once we see if we have an opening simply go through the reservation process online. Once the reservation is placed, we’ll get an email notifying us that the reservation has been placed. We’ll then shoot you an email to confirm and then arrange a time for pickup. Q. How do I get my security deposit back? Once all the gear is returned in good condition, we’ll issue a refund for the security deposit portion or your reservation. We issue the refund the same day the gear is returned but it may take several days for it to process through you individual banking institution. Q. What does ‘IK’ stand for? A. Kayakers use the term IK as the abbreviation for ‘inflatable…

Whats a Class I, II, III, IV, V, VI?

Class I : EASY – Waves are small; passages clear. No serious obstacles. Class II : MEDIUM – Rapids of moderate difficulty with passages clear. Class III : DIFFICULT – Waves are numerous, high, irregular; rocks; eddies; rapids with passages clear though narrow, requiring expertise in maneuvering. Class IV : VERY DIFFICULT – Long rapids; waves powerful and irregular;…

Oregon Aquatic Invasive Species Program

Beginning in 2010, Oregon has required that all boats 10ft and longer carry an aquatic invasive species permit. When you rent from Oregon River Rentals, the permit is included on any of the boats that it’s required on. Below are more details from the Oregon Marine Board. Since January 1, 2010, all motorized boats (regardless of length) and non-motorized boats 10ft in length or longer, are required to purchase and carry an aquatic invasive species prevention permit. Oregon registered motorboats pay a $5 surcharge every two years when they pay their biannual registration. Their registration decals serve as proof of payment into the program. Non-motorized boats 10ft in length or longer are required to purchase an annual $5 permit and carry it onboard while boating. These non-motorized permits are transferable between boats and the name on the permit doesn’t have to…

Customer Reviews

We are constantly trying to find ways to improve our service as well as our website content to better serve our customers. If you have any suggestions on how we could do better please let us know. At the same time if we’re doing something right, it would be great to hear about that as…

Shuttle Service

We often get the question from customers wondering if we provide a shuttle service for people to paddle local rivers. Below is a list of rivers and shuttle services for specific rivers. If you are needing a shuttle for the Clackamas, we can help you with that. Due to the COVID-19 situation and the restrictions…

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