Sustainable Living Center Oregon
The Wildlife Refuge is at the South end of the Hwy 101 Bridge that over the Siletz River. and we are at the North end of the Bridge. We are directly across the Siletz River from the heart of Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
The Siletz River is a long, undulating coastal stream that drains much of northern Lincoln County. Unusual for its aimless course, the river is constantly twisting and turning in every possible direction with wildlife around every turn
The Siletz River is particularly pleasant on a hot day, as it offers many shady portions and placid pools of cool water where the fish are living.
A variety of dependent birds including great blue heron, Red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, and other raptors can often be seen roosting at the top of these snags; and many species of waterfowl can be seen foraging in the tidally influenced waters. The river has wildlife that only can be seen from the river.
The recreational jewel of the lower Siletz are the beaches that the Pacific Ocean creates from its sand. North of the bay lies the seven miles of Lincoln City beach, while to the south is an equally long stretch of sand at Salishan, Gleneden and Lincoln beaches.
Admire the harbor seals that often bask at the tip of Salishan Spit, easy to see across the bay’s mouth from the Taft area of Lincoln City but difficult to reach by walking because it takes a three-mile beach walk from Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site.
We only launch once a day at our location at 82 Siletz Highway. This is because the Siletz River meets the Siletz Bay and that location and is greatly affected by the level of the tide.
If you want to go at other times, we have to take you upriver. The upriver launch time has a larger launch time.
Best Launch Times
We only rent at the certain times since our location is where the Siletz River meets the Pacific Ocean at the Siletz Bay; therefore, the tides directly affect the water level.
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Our Rental Location is near where the Siletz River meets the Pacific Ocean at the Siletz Bay; therefore, the tides directly affect the water level in the Refuge. The following are the Rental & Launch times to go Kayaking.
When making your reservation please indicate the number of boats in your party. Additional information will be sent out to all registered persons.