RIG & LAUNCH Located in front of the main parking area, the grass rigging area is protected from the wind. Launching is down the two flights of steps to a 20 yard wide, rocky beach. This partially protected cove is next to the Sternwheeler dock. On a lighter East wind the launch can be partially wind shadowed, so you'll have to swim it out. The water depth on any given day will determine how close you'll want to sail into shore.
WIND Usually good all day long on a West wind, plan for 4·5 to 5·5, but it's usually 5·0. Best in the summer and fall and though seldom nuclear, this may be the only place with wind when the cloud line has moved west. East winds will run 3·0 to 4·5 and will best in fall and spring.
WATER Expect the current to be mild except in spring. The swells get up to 1 - 3 feet and are normally smooth on a West wind for good slalom action. Swells to 4 feet with nice breaks will be found during a big East wind when the conditions are defintiely bump and jump. Near the middle and just west of the launch, starboard ramps await your departure. The inside section is always smooth and flat for jibing - smile for the cameras.
Located in Stevenson, WA. As you travel Highway 14 turn south on Russel Street. Continue over the train tracks and take the next right. Bob's is located about 50 yards down the road on your left. Parking for 20 to 30 vehicles at the park, and more available where you can find it from here to the boat ramp.