BIG PADDLE DAY
Ridgefield is celebrating the river on June 1st, 2019 with its Eighth Annual BIG Paddle.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast in downtown Ridgefield and then head to the Port for a two hour canoe, kayak or paddleboard adventure OR enjoy other festivities like vendors at Paddler's Village at the Port, a Totally Awesome Scavenger Challenge around the Ridgefield area, live music with Chicamarimba, a beer garden, an obstacle course for all ages, First Saturday events including a Farmer's Market in historic downtown Ridgefield and a "Follow the Fish" trail connecting the two areas.
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BACHELOR ISLAND TOUR
Laid back, guided tour through the tributary of Bachelor Island in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Beginners welcome, 3 - 4 hours of paddling over eight miles of water trails. Protected water, lunch (not provided) on the beach of Bachelor Island, swimming.
Cost: $75/person (includes kayak, gear and guide)
BIRDFEST BLUEGRASS PADDLE
Join experienced guides and paddle north on Lake River, 2.5 miles for a natural history tour of the refuge and wildlife along the Lewis and Clark trail. We will lunch on the beach overlooking the Columbia River and linger as we watch for Great Bald Eagles and migrating Sandhill Cranes. Children free when accompanied by an adult in a double kayak. Bring your own lunch, binocs, rain gear always, dry set of clothes for the car. Check-in begins at 10am Paddle begins at 11am Meet at the Ridgefield Marina, 5 Mill Street. Reservations required early at 360-727-4520. Cost: $30/person plus tax. Cash or check only with pre-registration. c/o Ridgefield Kayak, P.O. Box 1325,Ridgefield, WA 98642. This guided paddle is sponsored and discounted. Please note...Refunds and cancellations are not provided for BirdFest Bluegrass Paddle.
Private Trips will be the priced at the normal rate for groups of 6 or more people. If group is 3,4,or 5 people the price will be the normal rate plus $10.00/person booking fee. If group is 1 or 2 people the price will be the normal rate plus $20.00/person booking fee.