Beaver Creek Kayak Tours
Tour Length: 4 hours total, with an estimated 2.5 hrs. of paddling. The hours listed include check-in, instruction, and check out. Instructions review skills and technique, safety orientation, and kayaking on the calm water of Beaver Creek. There are 10 kayaks available for this outing, seven singles and three tandems. We provide recreational kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Participants may not use their own kayaks, paddles, or PFD’s.
Cost and Minimum age: 12 years old and above for single kayaks (300 lbs. limit). 6 years old and above accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old for tandem kayaks (500 lbs. limit). An agreement and waiver form must be completed and signed before participating on the tour. The cost is $20.00 per person: reservations can be made online. Please access oregonstateparks.org and go to the SHOP TAB(top right corner), continue to TOURS/EVENT TAB to view reservation availability.
Description: Paddling on Beaver Creek through a freshwater marsh is the perfect way to enjoy nature in a peaceful, tranquil environment. The marsh is home to many types of wildlife, especially migratory birds and waterfowl. We will pause often to point out interesting natural and cultural features in the park. This tour is great for beginners and kayakers of all levels. The creek is slow moving and not affected by ocean tides. The Beaver Creek Marsh offers participants an incredible opportunity to glimpse at the complexity and biodiversity of a healthy wetland marsh ecosystem.
What you need to bring:
· Sun protection (sunscreen, glasses, hat)
· Waterproof camera and/or binoculars
· Plenty of water and snacks/lunch
· Shoes you don’t mind getting wet
· Water proof or quick drying clothing (avoid cotton please)
· Change of dry clothes
· Gloves can help with paddling but are not necessary
· Emergency contact number that will not be on tour
Where do I go? At 8:00 a.m. please meet at the Beaver Creek Welcome Center located 1.2 miles east of Hwy 101. Beaver Creek Road is between milepost 148 and 149 on Hwy 101 directly across from Ona Beach State Park. Please provide your own transportation to travel from the Beaver Creek Welcome Center down to the Ona boat ramp, east of Hwy 101. Restrooms are available at the Welcome Center and at the launch site for your convenience. Tours depart from welcome center at 8:30 a.m.
Frequently asked questions:
When does the online 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 registration?
You may cancel your event registration BEFORE 12 p.m. the day before the event and be issued a full refund. Your full refund will appear on your credit/debit card within 7-10 days. No refunds are issued for registrations canceled AFTER 12 p.m. the day of event and no-shows. This may be done by logging into your account on the store website https://store.oregonstateparks.org or by calling Information Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1-800-551-6949) for assistance. (An account is required to obtain an online refund)
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 will send you an email notifying you of the cancellation. 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. In case of day of event cancelation due to unforeseen inclement weather we will contact you with email and phone call. Please provide an email address, and phone number to be reached at while on the road.
What about no-shows
Participants not present by 8:30 a.m. will be considered a no-show. Walk in registration will be available after 8:30 if kayaks are available. Walk in Kayakers must pay the morning of tour by filling out a Self-Registering Envelope(SRE) with exact payment. (US $ only, Visa, MasterCard or personal check. Photo ID required with credit card or check.)
Will I be contacted?
Yes, a phone call will be made 4 days before the event from the Beaver Creek Welcome Center. Please provide a phone number on your registration profile to be reached on that date.