Clay Myers State Natural Area-Sand Lake Estuary Kayak Tours

The kayak tours are designed for beginning kayakers and kayakers of all skill levels. The entire tour takes about 4 hours, which includes a review of skills and technique, safety orientation and kayaking the Sand Lake Estuary from Clay Myers State Natural Area. Clay Myers SNA is located North of Pacific City along the Three Capes Scenic Loop.

Sand Lake Estuary is one of only two major estuaries in the state designated as natural due to very little agricultural or commercial development. This aquatic system features an intertidal salt marsh, tidal channels and forested wetlands that connect to a number of stream systems. Kayaking through the Sand Lake Estuary offers participants an incredible opportunity to glimpse the complexity and biodiversity of a healthy, connected estuarine ecosystem.

Minimum age: 12 years old and above for single kayaks.  6 years old and above accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old for tandem kayaks.

We suggest you bring the following:

Bring your own snacks, drinking water, hat, footwear that can get wet, sunscreen, sunglasses, and camera.

  • We supply kayaks, paddles, and PFD’S (personal floatation device). Participants may not bring their own boats, paddles or PFDs.
  • Single and double kayaks are rated for up to 300 lbs (tandem combined)
  • Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather. Participants will be notified 24 hours before the tour.
  •  An Agreement and Waiver Form must be completed and signed before participating on the tour.
  • A waterproof box will be available to secure wallets, cell phones and keys while on the tour.
  • Restrooms are available at the launch site for your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When does online event registration end for an event?

The online event registration window ends at 12 p.m. the day before a scheduled event.

May I cancel my online event registration?

You may cancel your event registration online BEFORE 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the event and be issued a full refund. No refunds are issued for registrations canceled AFTER 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the event and for no-shows.

Will I be notified when the park cancels an event?

Yes. If the park cancels an event because of inclement weather or other reasons, we’ll send an e-mail notifying you of the cancelation. Your full refund will appear on your credit/debit card within 7-10 days. Every effort will be made to contact you as soon as we can, but we may have to cancel the day of the event during inclement weather. We’ll also call the telephone number you provided.