Perched 80 feet above the Columbia River sits The Villa where you can watch the wild life, wind surfers, pleasure boats and ships from all over the world as they travel from the West Coast past Astoria, Oregon to Longview, Washington and dock in Portland Oregon.
Columbia River Kayaking specializes in taking groups out on the water on the lower Columbia River, and we would be happy to put together a custom kayaking trip for your group. We can tailor your experience to emphasize education, whether you're looking to learn about the Chinookan people who lived along the Columbia River for thousands of years; the Lewis and Clark expedition, who first explored this area by land for the United States; natural history, including plants, birds, salmon, forests and geology; kayaking skills, from boat handling to navigation to rolling a kayak, or we can just set you up for good old fun and games on the water.
We have had groups here in the past that include various Boy Scout troops from as far away as Wisconsin, Lewis and Clark College's Masters in Education program, ecumenical and church groups, schools from Washington, Oregon and Idaho and families of all sizes.
The Elochoman Slough Marina is a focus of Wahkiakum County recreational and economic activity. Boaters from Portland and Vancouver, as well as Ilwaco and Astoria, flock to the Elochoman Slough Marina because of its location, its historical river town amenities, and the pristine rural character of the surrounding land.
Both commercial and recreational fishermen also frequent the Elochoman Slough Marina, especially during salmon fishing windows in the spring and the fall. The marina also offers cabins, recreational vehicle hook-ups and dry land camping.
Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the Native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America's most famous explorers.
The Park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow the explorer's footsteps and have an adventure in history.
Visit our Lodging, Restaurant, and Travel sections for information you need to make your trip to the Oregon Coast worthwhile. Visit our Videos & Photo Gallery pages to preview scenic coastal areas.
The Art Gallery Guide includes featured artists and samples of Oregon Coast artists' creations. Order directly from Oregon Coast Businesses in the Oregon Coast Shopping Guide. Visit the Hotel Discount page to save money on your next stay, and be sure to fill out our Guest Book and register to win a FREE Nights stay on the Oregon Coast!
Named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV, the Peninsula offers visitors blocks of colorful shops, great seafood, comfortable lodging, small museums, horseback riding, and an expansive beach. Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula: home to a new national park, two historic lighthouses, renowned restaurants, cranberry bogs, and oyster farms.
The Monument Visitor Centers including Johnston Ridge and The Forest Learning Center
are now closed for the season until late spring. Hwy 504 is gated at Coldwater Lake. You
can still check out the view on the Volcanocam . If you can't see the mountain on the
volcanocam you may want to wait for a nicer day as amenities and sights to see are very
limited in the winter on the highway. The 24 year-old Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center at
milepost 5 is still open if you have time on the way down.
Take a Virtual Drive up the Highway right now starting at the Mount St. Helens Forest
Learning Center. If you have room on your plastic - the helicopter tour of Mount St. Helens
will be the highlight of your trip - see the crater up close and personal and experience this
volcanic eruption first-hand - reservations start in January. Thank you for your visit to our
Mt. St. Helens Visitor Travel Guide and Vacation Planner - your source for Mt. St. Helens
he Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area encompasses 292,500 acres, running from the mouth of the Sandy River to the mouth of the Deschutes and spanning southern Washington and northern Oregon. The Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history, as well as its designation as a National Scenic Area.
The Oregon Pinot Noir Club is located in the Center of Oregon Wine Country. Travelling frequently to barrel-taste with winemakers, we seek out and acquire the top Oregon wines, including single-vineyard bottlings, special cuvees, and limited-release wines that are often not available outside of Oregon.
The Oregon Pinot Noir Club leapt into operation in 1994 with the goal of providing Oregon's best pinot noirs to wine lovers around the country and around the world. Since then, we have become Oregon's leading national retailer of fine wines. Thanks to the strong support of our clients, The OPNC enjoys strong allocations of all of the top wines made in Oregon.
As a full service retailer, we offer case discounts, futures and pre-release pricing on desirable products, free wine storage during hot and cold weather, and unlimited advice on all things relating to our favorite grape.