On the Water at Marine Park in Vancouver

Marine Park Boat Launch (located at Ryan Point) is within a 26-acre community park along the Columbia River with a nice sandy beach, picnic tables, ball field, hiking trails, restrooms, and two boat ramps.  The park is located along Vancouver's 5 mile Waterfront Renaissance Trail. Parking is $5 per vehicle and there are no boat launch fees.  My boat can pull waterskiers and tubers, and I will update if more boat captains arrive with additional watercraft.  The sandy beach is a good staging place to kick back and catch some rays.  This is a historic area, for back in 1942 it supported the Kaiser Shipyards, which produced our "Victory Ships" during World War II.  The concrete ways and structures of the shipyard are still present, and there is a high tower dedicated to the story of the Kaiser Shipyards to climb.   

Remember that we are on the Washington side of the Columbia River.  On the map, you can see when you head east on Columbia Way that it leads to Marine Park.  Then continue to the end of SE Marine Park Way, where you can park at the boat ramp, which will be our meeting place.  Bring something to eat and drink, as well as a donation to assist your boat captain for fuel expenses. 

If anyone has trouble finding us, please call me on my cell at[masked]-2167.

Join or login to comment.

  • Bill B.

    Sarah and Laurie: You guys were great. I got her to the boat doctor, she's scheduled to be released maybe on Saturday. The summer is young...Thanks!

    June 15, 2013

    • Sarah O.

      Wow!! A week? Sounds like its serious!! Glad you made the call to take her in!! Looking forward to future adventures!! :-)

      June 15, 2013

    • Bill B.

      It may be the fuel injectors...Sportcraft Marina is a great shop, I know they'll fix her.

      1 · June 16, 2013

  • Sarah O.

    Despite the issues with the boat, the people at this meetup are SUPER cool! I had a great time!!

    June 15, 2013

  • John C.

    I had something come up today so I won't be able to make it out there :(

    June 15, 2013

  • Sarah O.

    I am bringing my oldest son who is home on leave. AND I'll have to leave around 1because my youngest has a piano recital. :-) SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Barb

    Would like to get a pull here in Vancouver for my dog and I. We are looking for a crew or club- this was a ride with my old club in San Diego- we flew down the ski on the Colorado River a few weeks ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PfkQYEa3ZI&feature=youtu.be

    June 9, 2013

    • Bill B.

      Hi Barb. Love the video, what a great dog. Thanks for joining, we hope to see you out there with us.

      June 13, 2013

  • Sarah O.

    I am 90% sure I'll be there... My youngest has a piano recital that afternoon at 2pm in Vancouver so it should work out for me... I'll keep y'all posted if my schedule changes. SUPER EXCITED to get on the water. Also, quick question... Life jacket(s) REI? Fishermans Warehouse? WalMart?

    June 9, 2013

    • Bill B.

      Hi Sarah: I have ski life jackets that I will bring, but it is a good idea you find your own that fits you perfectly. REI, Fishermans, WestMarine are all good...never picked up one at Walmart, although they may have them. For good advice, stick with the first three.

      1 · June 9, 2013

  • Emm

    Not sure I can make Marine park next weekend so I put no-if something changes-will let you know!

    1 · June 9, 2013

    • Sarah O.

      It was great to meet you Emm! Hope you are able to make it!!

      June 9, 2013

  • Michael a.

    Very happy this group is still going strong! Enjoy the summer on the water!!!

    1 · June 9, 2013

    • Bill B.

      Thanks Mike...let us know when you are visiting PDX again, it would be great to get you out with us.

      1 · June 9, 2013

4 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Katie

I'm surpris ed by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Start your Meetup today

Act now and get 50% off.
Until February 1.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy