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Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Tuesday April 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Load up your canoe or kayak for a springtime paddle around the biggest urban wetland in the United States! This on-the-water tour will be guided by the Friends of Smith and Bybee president, Troy Clark and the watershed council’s outreach director. We will go in search of bald eagles, otters, turtles, and osprey.

You must bring your own canoe or kayak and life jacket to participate in this paddle trip. No equipment is available to borrow from the Council.

about smith and bybee lakes

The Smith and Bybee Wetlands is a hidden jewel.  Surrounded on all sides by industrial development, this 2,000 acre wetland provides essential habitat to plants and wildlife, such as the western painted turtle, bald eagle and neotropical migrating songbirds.  Paddling access to Smith and Bybee lakes all-year round is dependent on water-levels, paddler updates can be found on the Metro website.

$10 suggested donation, suitable for adults and teens 12+, pre-registration requested.

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Location

Smith & Bybee Lakes
5300 N Marine Drive
Portland, OR 97217