What is a Water Trail?
A water trail is defined as a path on a waterway connected through signs, maps and access points providing a scenic and educational experience for recreational users. A group of local citizens, the Tillamook County Water Trail Committee
has a shared vision of developing a water trail system throughout Tillamook County.
Photograph by Roger Ross Photography
Superior recreational opportunities exist in our five watersheds, covering approximately 200 miles of navigable water for every skill level from novice to advanced whitewater. The Water Trail Committee selected TEP to manage the water trail project, acting as facilitator for the community-driven volunteer effort.
Where we are with the Water Trail:
TEP and the Water Trail Committee have completed Phase I & II of the project - the 'Nehalem & Tillamook Bay watershed segments' of the Water Trail. Waterproof guidebook/maps are now available and consists of photographs and maps of the Nehalem & Tillamook Bay area. Currently we are working on Phase III - the Nestucca.
Download Nestucca/Sand Lake Guidebook
Download theTillamook Bay watershed Guidebook
The Water Trail Committee holds regular meetings, provides quarterly newsletters, and is active at local events with the Water Trail Booth. If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact the Water Trail Coordinator by
or by calling TEP at (503) 322-2222. You can also help by filling out our volunteer questionnare if you are heading out to paddle the Tillamook Bay watershed.