Kayaking is an outdoor sport that can be enjoyed year round. No experience is necessary to take your first kayak trip. Going in a tandem kayak is lots of fun! Going in a group is even more fun. And rest assured, it is very hard to tip a kayak under normal conditions. Kayaking on the peaceful Coquille River can be enjoyed by teenagers and their Grandparents.
Popular Coquille River put in places are Weber's Pier, the Port of Bandon dock, Bullards Beach State Park landing, Rocky Point landing on North River Road and the Landing just South of Riverton, on 42S between Bandon and Coquille.
The Bandon National Wildlife Refuge (Marshland) is just a five minute paddle from the Bandon Boat Basin or Bullards Beach State Park landing. Since the water levels are very shallow at various times of the day, please check with local kayakers before venturing into the Bandon NWR Marshland.
Kayaks and all accessories can be rented for a nominal fee at the Bandon Boat Basin. You can also find out about local conditions in the same kayak shop.
You should bring a light weight sweater or windbreaker, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen if you are going to rent your kayak. Try to arrive thirty minutes before your tour start time so you can get outfitted and learn the basic paddle stroke. Early morning or evening trips are very nice since the local winds are most prevalent during the middle of the day. Day trips are also possible from Riverton to Rocky Point or Rocky Point to the Bandon Boat Basin.
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