New River - Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Langlois, Oregon

A self-supported trip created by Pertribe135

Trip Overview

Paddled the New River Area of Critical Environmantal Concern at the Storm Ranch BLM area near Langlois Oregon. Really foggy when we launched and paddled south against the current. Landed at a narrow strip separating the river from the ocean and walked out on the beach. Went up a side stream and an otter got upset and chattered at us. Saw a lot of geese and a peregrine falcon. Met a local logger at the landing when we got back; he was scouting for geese to hunt when the season opened. Had a nice chat about the history of the area.


Running parallel to the Pacific Ocean for nine miles, New River is separated from the ocean by only a thin strip of sand. Many rare birds, animals and plants depend on New River’s estuary, forest, meadow, wetland, and shrub habitat for survival. The area remains secluded and primitive and is a perfect area to watch wildlife or hike on the five miles of self-guided loop trails. There are four main access points to the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Storm Ranch, Floras Lake, Lost Lake and Fourmile. Visitors can also view state of the art displays about the area at the Nature Center at Storm Ranch.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 9/28/2017
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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