Blog Posted Trips of Allan Fritz (124 indexed)

These illustrated posts revisit of each of the waterways I’ve paddled. They enhance my book: ‘SW Washington Paddle Trips‘. The ones I have paddled are narrated and illustrated in these posts. Online maps and research can be misleading. I have visited each of these launch sites, list trip possibilities, so you won’t get lost as I sometimes did. It’s an honor and a privilege to write for travelers like you. Allan Fritz at:

Scroll the index below and click on the short link to view my post(s) of the places I’ve paddled so far. The date is of the most recent blog post.

The introduction is below this index.

Book Updates (10-21-2022)

Aldrich Point (Brownsmead) (6-22-2020)

Astoria’s Pier 39 (6-10-2021)

Autio’s Ramp: Portage to Brownsmeade (5-3-2021)

Autio’s Ramp: Blind Slough to Marsh Island

Baby Island via Long Island (Willapa National Wildlife Refuge) (4-25-2016)

Baby Island towards Bear River (Willapa National Wildlife Refuge) (4-13-2021)

Bear River (Dohman Creek) (4-13-2021)

Black Lake  (5-1-2022)  

Bone River (6-5-2016)

Cathlamet (Elochoman Marina): Steamboat Slough & Ryan Island. (9-22-2019)

Cathlamet (Elochoman Marina): Boating Events (9-21-2019)

Cathlamet (Elochoman Marina): Around Birnie Slough (9-22-2019)

Cathlamet (Puget Island launch to Welcome Slough) (8-3-2019)

Canon River (1-25-2020)

Cedar River (5-14-2018)

Chehalis River (Cosmopolis) (7-10-2022)

Chinook River (3-8-2015)

Clatskanie River: Beaver Ramp Downstream (4-26-2021)

Clatskanie River: City Park Upstream (3-8-2019)

Coal Creek Slough (Stella & Willow Grove) (8-12-2018)

Coffenbury Lake (2-7-2015)

Columbia River Maritime Museum (12-6-2019)

Cullaby Lake (12-30-2015)

Deep River (10-15-2015)

Dohman Creek (Bear River) (8-9-2019)

Duck Lake (Ocean Shores) (9-3-2016)

Elk River (8-6-2018)

Grays River (lower) (9-14-2021)

Grays River (upper) (10-12-2015)

Hoquiam River (6-15-2019)

Ilwaco: Baker Bay  (9-15-2019)

Island Lake  (8-31-2014) 

John Day River: Eagle Sanctuary & Svensen (8-30-2021)

John Day River: Tongue Point (8-30-2021)

John Day River: To the Shallows (10-27-2015)

Johns River (7-17-2018)

Jones Beach (2-3-2022)

Knappa dock (Brownsmead) (1-27-2019)

Lewis & Clark River: Netul & Ft. Clatsop event (8-24-2019)

Lewis & Clark River: Astoria to L&C Road Bridge (8-19-2017)

Long Island North (10-12-2020)

Long Island SE (Willapa National Wildlife Refuge ferry ramp to old cedars)  (8-4-2018)

Long Island West (Willapa National Wildlife Refuge to Diamond Point and around) (10-9-2022) 

Loomis Lake  (8-7-2022)  

Nahcotta (Port of Peninsula)  (12-7-2017) 

Naselle River (Hwy. 101 bridge upstream) (6-19-2017)

Naselle River (town of Naselle) (6-9-2017)

Neacoxie & Sunset Lakes (6-23-2019)

Neawanna River (E. Seaside) (5-30-2016)

Necanicum River (W. Seaside) (10-5-2015)

Nehalem Bay State Park (+ Aldervale) (6-19-2022)

Nehalem River (city docks) (4-17-2022)

Nehalem River (Wheeler) (7-10-2018)

Nemah River (North) (8-24-2022)

Nemah Rivers (South & Middle) (7-26-2021)

Niawiakum River  (4-21-2019)

North River (9-18-2022)

Ocean Shores (Duck Lake) (9-3-2016)

Ocean Shores (Fresh Waterways) (9-14-2018)

Pier 39 in Astoria (6-10-2021)

Palix River (mouth at Bay Center) (1-22-2015)

Palix River (Middle Fork) (1-25-2020)

Palix River (North Fork) (10-9-2017)

Palix River (South Fork) (7-30-2017)

Portland (7-27-2019)

Puget Island (8-3-2019)

Raymond and upstream (Willapa River) (8-14-2016)

Round Island via Long Island (Willapa National Wildlife Refuge) (4-25-2016) 

Round Island towards Bear River (Willapa National Wildlife Refuge)  (4-13-2021) 

Seabreeze Lake & Surfside canal (9-28-2015)

Seaside (east) Neawanna River (5-30-2016)

Seaside (west) Necanicum River (10-5-2015)

Skamokawa: Skamokawa Creek (8-19-2018)

Skamokawa: Upriver around Huntington Island (8-27-2017)

Skamokawa: Lesson & around Price Island (4-12-2014)

Skipanon River: Kayak Dock to Source (1-11-2019)

Smith Creek (10-15-2015)

Smith Lake (07-07-2019)

South Bend to Raymond (Willapa River) (9-2-2019)

Sunset & Neacoxie Lakes (6-23-2019)

Surfside canal & Seabreeze Lake (9-28-2015)

Svensen to Knappa (5-28-2018)

Trestle Bay (7-6-2021)

Wallicut River (10-16-2017)

Westport Oregon: Jones Beach & Portage (2-3-2022)

Westport Oregon: Up the Slough (8-18-2019)

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (ferry ramp to old cedars)  (8-4-2018) 

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (Round Island) (4-25-2016) 

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (West Long Island & around) 

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (points north) (10-12-2020)

Willapa River (South Bend to Raymond) (9-2-2019)

Willapa River (Raymond and upstream) (8-14-2016)

Willapa River (Wilson Creek to shallows) (8-14-2016)

Willow Grove (Stella & Coal Creek Slough ) (8-12-2018)

Yale Lake WA (8-17-2019)

Youngs River (mouth): Up the Wallooskee (4-2-2021)

Youngs River (mouth): Fort Clatsop Event (8-19-2017)

Youngs River (mouth): Up and Around Fry Island (11-6-2016)

Youngs River (upstream) (& Klaskanine River) (10-14-2019)

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