Kayaking, Canoeing, and Boating

Kayaking, Canoeing, and Boating

There are many great paddling and boating opportunities within Pacific County. The Willapa Water Trail stretches along pristine Willapa Bay, providing spectacular views of rocky beaches, majestic trees, and wildlife at play. When boating on Willapa Bay or tributary rivers, it is important to be aware of the tides. Tide tables are available at local businesses.


Tokeland Marina

Close to restaurants and motels in Tokeland. Boat ramp, tent sites, RV parks, convenience store, restrooms. Overnight moorage available. 360-267-2888.


Smith Creek

This boat launch offers access to two different rivers, Smith Creek and North River. Head directly east up Smith Creek or follow the river to the right under the Highway 105 bridge and you’re on North River. Smith Creek is a calm, easy paddle that winds its way through forested areas. Heron and kingfisher can be seen, as well as hawks and other wildlife. Watch the muddy banks for animal trails and tracks. Paddlers on North River will go past a community of float houses, which dot the bank as you travel east. Like Smith Creek, birds and other wildlife are plentiful. A series of shallow rapids lies approximately 3-4 miles from the put-in. WDFW parking access decal is required at the boat launch.


Willapa Landing

Boat Ramp, fishing pier, bathrooms, interpretive signage, and nature trial at this twelve-acre park in Raymond. Convenient to restaurants, motels.


Willapa River at Wilson Creek Ramp

Recommended boat length at 16”. Restrooms. WDFW parking access decal required.


Helen Davis Park

On the Willapa River at the west end of South Bend. Convenient to restaurants and motels. Picnic tables..


Bay Center Ramp

Boat launch in the Bay Center basin at the mouth of the Palix River. There may be lots of commercial fishing in this area, so keep a sharp lookout. Campsites and RV facilities are nearby at Bush Pioneer County Park.


Palix River Boat Ramp

Access to the upper Palix River and miles of meandering through meadows rich with wildlife. WDFW parking access decal required.