About Ridgefield Kayak
Enjoy the charm and uniqueness of Ridgefield Kayak Rentals, located in a boathouse on Lake River, a tributary of the Columbia River, adjacent to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Just a few minutes north of Portland, our boathouse is designed for personal and group instruction as you are fitted for your kayak and launched from step-down platforms.
We welcome you to our tenth season of operation. Your paddling opportunities are vast and offer you access to the Columbia River, Lewis River, Bachelor Island, Lake River and Vancouver Lake. Here, you are surrounded by the 5,150 acres of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy the magical solitude, the amazing birding opportunities and the historical and cultural history of Lewis and Clark and the Cathlapotle Plankhouse.
The water trails support all levels of kayaking and can be enjoyed for hourly, half-day and full-day paddles. All of our kayaks offer stability and are outfitted with rudders. Single and tandem kayaks plus stand up paddle boards are available plus gear. Laminated maps, tide information and trip recommendations based on experience are offered daily. Recreational kayaks are available for transport to other locations on a limited basis. Reservations always recommended and walk-ins welcome.