Use the links below to find information about canoe and kayak manufacturers, retailers that sell paddling equipment, clubs and organizations, Oregon outfitters and water guides, and helpful how-to videos.


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Canoe and Kayak Manufacturers

>> BIC:

>> C4 Waterman:

>> Clipper Canoes:

>> Current Design Kayaks:

>> Dagger Kayaks:

>> Eddyline:

>> Jackson Kayaks:

>> Mad River Canoe Co:

>> Merrimack Canoe Co:

>> Naisch:

>> Nova Craft Canoe:

>> Ocean Kayak:

>> Old Town Canoes and Kayaks:

>> Perception Kayaks:

>> Stand On Liquid:

>> Starboard:


>> Surftech:

>> Wenonah Canoes:

>> Wilderness Systems:

Current Design Kayaks


>> Alder Creek:

>> Cabela's:

>> Dick's Sporting Goods:

>> eNRG:

>> Nestucca Adventures:

>> Next Adventure:

>> Oregon Paddlesports:

>> Peak Sports:

>> Portland Kayak Company:

>> REI:

>> Salem Summit Company:

>> Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe:

Alder Creek Kayaks

Tour Operators

>> Alder Creek:

>> Kayak Tillamook:

>> Next Adventure:

>> NW Discoveries:

>> Portland Kayak Company:

>> ROE Outfitters:

>> Sky Lakes Wilderness:

>> South Coast Tours:

>> Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe:

>> Wanderlust Tours:

Kayakers on Siletz Bay NWR

Clubs and Organizations

>> American Canoe Association (ACA):

>> Bend Park and Recreation:

>> Canoe & Kayak Oregon:

>> Columbia Slough Watershed Council:

>> Lower Columbia Canoe Club:

>> Lower Columbia Water Trail:

>> Oregon Kayak & Canoe Club:

>> Oregon Ocean Paddling Society:

>> Oregon State Marine Board:

>> Oregon State Parks and Recreation:


>> Tualatin Riverkeepers:

>> Willamette Kayak & Canoe Club:

>> Willamette Riverkeepers:

>> Willamette Valley Kayakers/Paddlecraft:

Paddlers on Waldo Lake

Further Reading

>> Canoe Camping: An Essential Guide, ​Mark Scriver, Fox Chapel Publishing

>> Canoe Routes: Northwest Oregon, Philip N. Jones, 5th Ed., The Mountaineers

>> Canoeing, American Canoe Association, Human Kinetics

>> Canoeing & Camping beyond the basics, Cliff Jacobson, Falcon Guides

>> Canoeing, The Essential Skills and Safety, Andrew Westwood, The Heliconia Press

>> Expedition Canoeing, Cliff Jacobson, Falcon Guides

>> Gear List for Sea Kayakers, Marna Powell

>> How to Paddle Board, Outside Pursuits

>> Kayak Maintenance and Storage, Frontenac Outfitters

>> Kayaking, American Canoe Association, Human Kinetics

>> Kayaking Made Easy, 4th: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced, Dennis Stuhaug, Falcon Guides

>> Oregon's Quiet Waters, Cheryl McLean and Clint Brown, Jackson Creek Press

>> Recreational Kayaking: The Ultimate Guide, Ken Whiting, Heliconia Press

>> Skeg Technique, Duncan, Solent Sea Kayaking, UK

>> The Art of Stand Up Paddling: A Complete Guide to SUP on Lakes, Rivers, and Oceans, Ben Marcus,  Falcon Guides

>> The Complete Book of Canoeing, I. Herbert Gordon, 3rd Ed., The Globe Pequot Press

>> The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition, Shelley Johnson, International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press