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Silt Coos Kayak and Canoe Trail

27 October 2007 Saturday 1000 Silt Coos Class 0
Trip Notes:  Meet at the put-in at 1000.  Bring a lunch because there is not a restaurant at the ocean.  We should be back to the put-in by 1400.  This is a Lunartic FAVORITE paddle.
Final Tally:  10 paddlers in 8 boats had a perfect paddle to the ocean and return.  Most paddlers traveled for at least an hour to get there.  Brian from Portland was our 'most distant' paddler.  It took him just three hours of driving to reach the beautiful Silt Coos River.

Nearest City:

Florence, Oregon

Class:

0


This easy going beautiful paddle is one of the finest on the Oregon Coast.

Put-in at Silt Coos Lake, paddle 3 miles to the ocean and return.

At about midway there is a small dam that is portaged over (easy, designed to be portaged).

The trip begins with put-in on Silt Coos Lake.  Paddle to the outlet and then towards the ocean.  There are homes/summer homes/boat houses in this segment of the river.  After a bit the houses end and the dunes begin.  The conifers become more sparse.  As you approach the ocean the Silt Coos flows through dunes country...and then on to the ocean.

It is recommended that you not paddle the Silt Coos during months of heavy water flow because you will need to paddle against the current on your return.

Directions:  The Silt-Coos area is located about 120 miles north of Gold Beach.

When traveling north on Highway 101 you will exit to the right at the Westlake / Dunes City / Pacific Avenue exit.  Continue east on Pacific Ave which ends at the put-in.  If you reach Florence you have gone about 3 miles too far.

Kayak the Silt Coos with the Lunartics

Kayak the Silt Coos with the Lunartics

Map to Silt Coos.  Kayak with the Lunartics.
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Approaching the ocean when paddling the Silt Coos.

 

Paddling toward the ocean on the Silt-Coos Kayak Canoe Trail.  About 4 miles south of Florence, Oregon.

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