George Rogers - Learn to Kayak Tour 

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Explore a section of National Water Trail on the Willamette River!  You will paddle to volcanic islands and see remnants of century-old industry that founded Lake Oswego.  As part of the tour, we cover  basic paddling skills including launching, strokes, maneuvering, and how to stay safe on the water. This tour is a great way to get out on the water learn paddling fundamentals! 

Come paddle on the Willamette River out of George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego!  We  practice our paddling skills with the help of an experienced guide. A variety of flora and fauna are seen as we explore paths once traveled by native american tribes.  We look for bald eagles and blue herons and so much more!  As part of the tour, we cover  basic paddling skills including launching, strokes, maneuvering, and how to stay safe on the water.   This is a great way to get on the water and learn paddling fundamentals!

No previous experience required!

611 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR, United States
  • Enjoy a nice flat water paddle trip 
  • View wildlife and experience the river's wonders
  • Recieve coaching on paddling skills, safety and technique

Meeting Place/Directions: 
Meet at our Lake Oswego Location at George Rogers Park.  Find us at the far left corner of the beach.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paper work.

611 S State St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us. 

Call for more information 

Portland: 503.285.0464

We will return to the same location we launched from at George Rogers Park.


  • - Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)
  • - NO COTTON - Synthetic top and bottom layers (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)
  • - Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days
  • -Hiking style wool or synthetic socks
  • - Water bottle and small snack (like a power bar...)
  • - Towel and change of clothes for ride home

Optional Gear:

  • -Water proof camera
  • -Hat
  • -Sunscreen
  • -River shoes or booties

-PFD's, Life Jacket
-Our great guides!

Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!


The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek.