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Kayak + Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals, Tours, and Lessons in Hood River, OR


The Gorge Paddling Center is now open for the 2020 Season.  


The Gorge Paddling Center located along the waterfront path in Hood River, Oregon.

At the GPC, we pride ourselves on our ability to share this wonderful region by providing quality experiences both on and off the water. Locally owned and operated, the GPC is the kayak and stand-up paddleboarding center in the Columbia River Gorge. We have been providing kayak instruction, guided trips, and rentals in Hood River since 1998. Whether you are a novice paddler or an experienced adventurist, we have something for everyone at the Gorge Paddling Center. Our rental site on the Hood River waterfront offers safe and easy access to the scenic Columbia River Gorge via our very own dock. This makes our site great for all ages and ability levels. Located within the Nichols Boat basin, our launch site is protected from the river current and possible winds of the Columbia River. For paddlers looking for a more extreme adventure, we are located just a short kayak or SUP paddle away from the open waters of the Columbia River where many enjoy the 1 mile journey to Wells Island.




Our highly rated flatwater kayaking tours are for those who want to immerse themselves in the heart of the Gorge from the cockpit of a kayak. Whether you are interested in booking a day tour or a sunset tour, you will be sure to experience panoramic views like a true local with one of our knowledgeable guides at your side. Contact us today and find out what adventure is right for you. We look forward to getting you on the water! 


Call: (541)806-4190

Address: 101 N. 1st St. Hood River, OR 97031

     Equal opportunity recreation provider permitted by the USDA Forest Service.