Directions: From the town of Tillamook drive South on Main Avenue to 4th Street. Take a right after the Wells Fargo Bank and then take a right onto Stillwell Avenue. Go left onto OR-131/3rd St. and then take a right onto Bayocean Road. Follow this road for several miles until you come to a sandy area where you can put your kayak in.
We did this kayak tour through Kayak Tillamook and it was great. If you are wanting to kayak with a group or just get more information about the area this is a great company to do a tour with.
The lake itself is great! We saw many different water birds and a large beaver lodge. It was a pretty windy day which is typical for the coast in February, but there was numerous areas that we could paddle into and get a break from the wind.
Cape Meares Lake is a nice beginner area or if you are wanting an easy paddle for wildlife viewing.
Distance: As much or as little of the lake as you want- the lake isn’t huge.
Pet Friendly: Sure if you’re pet likes to hang in the kayak with you.
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: None
Popular: Can be on nice weekends