Columbia River Kayaking, located on premises
When you're not relaxing in your suite watching the river go by, there's lots to do along the Lower Columbia:
- Watch wildlife with a walk, drive, or bike ride through the Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer, located just down Steamboat Slough Road from the Inn at Skamokawa Landing. Besides deer, many birds also frequent the refuge. From the Audubon Great Washington State Birding Trail, "Spring brings swallows – Violet-green, Tree, Northern Rough-winged, Cliff, Barn, and Purple Martin – along with Northern Harriers in fields, Wood Ducks in sloughs, Ospreys by river, and Turkey Vultures in open spaces. Sharp-shinned Hawks are possible October through early April. From December to March, Bald Eagles nest, Greater Scaups forage, and Tundra Swans pull wapato. Peregrine Falcons are present in fall-winter."
- Explore the uniquely beautiful tidal estuaries of the Lower Columbia River from your canoe or kayak. Paddle down protected Steamboat Slough through the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge to view the diverse wildlife such as Osprey, Bald Eagles, Heron, Cormorants and river otters. Brooks Slough and Skamokawa Creek also await your discovery. Or tie up your boat at the Inn's dock to cruise or fish the Columbia River. A public boat launch is near the bridge crossing Skamokawa Creek off Hwy 4.
- Columbia River Kayaking has moved their office to Skamokawa Landing. They offer instruction, tours and equipment rentals at a 15% discount to guests of the Inn At Skamokawa Landing. Please reserve 10 days prior to your stay.
- Explore local history at the RiverLife Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall, which was built in 1894 and is located just across Highway 4.
- Play on the beach at Skamokawa Vista Park or launch your boat.
- Shop at the Two Islands Farm Market on Puget Island.
- Ride Ferry Wahkiakum between Puget Island and Oregon.
- Take a scenic drive around the area to visit these attractions and more, including a stop at the Grays River covered bridge 10 miles west of Skamokawa.
- Skamokawa Landing is located along the Lower Columbia River Water Trail, a 146 mile water trail on the Lower Columbia River from Bonneville Dame to the Pacific Ocean.
Excellent ship watching right from the inn