Three friends and I, all recent college grads, are planning a roadtrip down the Oregon and California coasts this June. In addition to staying at the dunes in Oregon and the redwood forests in N. California we were hoping to do an overnight float trip in either Oregon or N. California. I know there is plenty of whitewater rafting in the area, but I was hoping to find about a 15-20 mile slow-moving stretch of river where we could rent canoes and camp out overnight on a sandbar or something of the sort.
Has anyone done something like this before? I'd appreciate any suggestions regarding where we might be able to rent canoes, a good stretch of river, or prime camping spots in the dunes or redwood forest.