Tillamook Estuaries Partnership

A National Estuary Project

Water Trails

Superior recreational opportunities exist in our five watersheds!  Approximately 200 miles of navigable water exists for every paddling skill-level from novice to advanced whitewater. A group of local citizens, the Tillamook County Water Trail Committee, has a shared vision since 2004 of developing a water trail system throughout Tillamook County. The Tillamook County Water Trail, a National Recreation Trail (as of 2012) is connected through signs, guidebooks/maps and access points providing a scenic and educational experience for recreational users.TEP facilitates the water trail project for this community-driven effort.

Currently in development is the Netarts Bay Water Trail. The public is welcome to attend meetings and paddle trips, or supply guidebook content including photographs, stories and/or information about the area's ecology, history or recreational value. Target date for the Netarts Water Trail Guidebook is December 2016. Please get involved by attending our summer events, reviewing our guidebook drafts or visit  our Facebook page which offers more opportunities for community involvement.

Waterproof guidebook/maps are now available at our office location and consist of photographs and maps of the Nehalem, Tillamook Bay area, and Nestucca & Sand Lake. You may also download a pdf version by clicking on the guidebook thumbnails below. Contact Julie Chick for more information: 503-322-2222

Water Trail Guidebooks

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