Paddle & Pub Party; Kayak Tillamook County Celebrates 10 Years

Posted by The Oregon Coast / June 3, 2015


Join a celebratory paddle and afterward enjoy a birthday party with live music, a Pelican Pub beer garden, fantastic food, educational booths and interpretive displays of the Tillamook’s Historic Waterfront at Kayak Tillamook’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration.

On Sunday, June 14th, 2015 Kayak Tillamook will be celebrating its status as the most extensive kayaking guide service on the entire Oregon Coast; and, the oldest too!

Participants can register to bring their own kayak, reserve a stand up paddle board or kayak, and join a paddle carefully timed with coastal tides. The large flotilla will descend upon downtown Tillamook via a historic waterway trading route once traveled by Native Americans and pioneering settlers alike. Paddlers will gather starting at 10:00am.

The arrival of the flotilla will kick off a celebratory street party at approximately 1:00pm, with vendor booths, street musicians, a beer garden and fantastic food provided by the Pelican Pub Tap Room [ ]! Historic interpretation of the city’s waterfront will be provided by Tillamook County Pioneer Museum [ ] with educational displays about the trade route, it’s importance to the region, and the formation of the City of Tillamook. As Museum Director, Gary Albright points out, “The slough was the lifeline for Tillamook City from the first pioneer settlement until the railroad arrived in 1911.”

Claudine Rehn of the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership observes that “despite the fact that it lies adjacent to an urban center, much of Hoquarten Slough remains relatively unaltered by development, native vegetation line its banks, local birds use the slough’s variety of habitats as rookeries, migrating bird species utilize the slough as an important resting area on the Pacific flyway, and native fish rely on the woody debris-laden slough and its many acres of wetlands for critical backwater rearing habitat.” The TEP will offer ecological interpretation of the Tillamook Estuary System, as well as information on the Tillamook County Water Trail [ ].

To view full event scheduled and details, visit: For More Information: Marcus Hinz, 503-866-4808 /

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