Paddle the Hanford Reach

Go on a kayaking adventure to benefit the environment! This May, CELP Board Member and internationally acclaimed mountaineer, John Roskelley, will be leading two kayak tours of the Hanford Reach segment of the Columbia River. The Hanford Reach is the last non-tidal, free-flowing section of the Columbia River in the United States. The tour will launch at 9:00 am, and will take paddlers 34 miles from Vernita Bridge to Ringold Springs. Depending on the speed of the water, the trip will take 5 to 6 hours. Sign up for either Saturday, May 13th or Sunday, May 14th.


Tickets are $150 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Environmental Law & Policy’s work to protect Washington’s rivers and streams.
Paddlers will need to make their own way to the Vernita Bridge launch site, but kayaks, paddles, and PFDs will be provided.
Paddlers must be 18 or older.

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Roskelley authored Paddling the Columbia: a Guide to All 1,200 Miles of our scenic and historical river, a 2012 guidebook based on his journey from the river’s source in B.C. to the Pacific Ocean. An accomplished paddler and guide, Roskelley has extensive experience with kayaking on the Columbia River.


Contact Elan Ebeling at with any questions.