Looking for a place to kayak?

Please visit this website for a plethora of information regarding kayaking/fishing in and around Cowlitz County For information on a Cowlitz River run to the Columbia River (36 miles). Here are just some of the points to launch and places to park along the Cowlitz River.

Blue Creek

Starting with Blue Creek if you are traveling north from Longview/Kelso on the I5 toward SeattleTake Exit 60 Toledo/Vader Left on Plomondon Rd Straight on Jackson Hwy Right on Spencer Right on Osprey Lane.

Massey Bar

6 Miles from Blue Creek there is Massey Bar, Head east on Osprey to Spencer, Left on Buckley.

Toledo Downtown

4.2 Miles from Massey Bar there is Toledo Downtown, Head northeast on Buckley toward Homer Lane, Left on Spencer, Left on Jackson Hwy, Left on WA 505 E, Right on Front Street.

Wallace Pond Boat Ramp

1 mile from Toledo Downtown is a separate body of water Wallace PondTurn right on WA 505 ERight on Ray Road.

Mandy Road

4.2 miles from Toledo Downtown there is Mandy Road (Discover pass needed), Turn right on the WA 505 E, Turn right on Jackson Hwy, Turn right on Mandy Road.

Spot Olequa Creek

5.5 miles from Mandy Road there is Spot Olequa Creek, Turn right on Jackson Hwy, Right on Rogers, Left on Barnes, Right on Imboden, Left on Miekler.

Castle Rock

8.6 miles from Spot Olequa Creek there is Castle Rock Al Helenberg Memorial.Take Miekler to Barnes, along I5 S to your destination.

Carnival Market

9.7 miles from Castle Rock to Carnival Market/Luv N Life Exp/Tiny Home Tap House, Turn left on Westside Hwy 411 Frontage Rd to destination. This is directly across from both the Carnival Market and from Luv N Life Exp. Your drop off/pick up location for the Kayak rental.It is also next door on the same side of the street as the Tiny Home Tap House.

Gearhart Gardens

If you would like to continue on to the last stop before running into the Columbia River6 miles from Carnival Market/Luv N Life Exp./ Tiny Home Tap House there is Gearhart Gardens and Park. Continue on Westside Hwy 411 Frontage Rd and Freedom Rd to your destination.

Here are a few other places to Kayak

Lake Sacajawea

Lake Sacajawea is 3.5 miles long 65 acres of beautiful scenery including a Japanese garden located in Longview

Kalama river

Kalama river a little over 10 miles from Longview/Kelso.

Camp Kalama RV park

Camp Kalama RV park for camping and overnight stays.

Kress lake

Kress lake is a small peaceful place to float or fish located in Kalama.

Battle Ground Lake State Park

Battle Ground Lake State Park beautiful park and hike.