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Upcoming Events

Club Meeting Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 7 PM--Thanks Rob!!

Our speaker was Rob Blickensderfer on 54 Years Down the John Day River. Many thanks to him for a great presentation. And thanks Rob for taking the time to find and scan those old photos. They were fun to see. Rob's planning to write an article for WKCC's Paddler View newsletter about his experiences. Watch for it. The top photo below was taken in 1969 at the Service Creek put-in. Note the skin on frame kayaks.

WKCC has four member meetings a year. The next will be our winter program. Stay tuned for details!! We try to rotate location. I think the next one will be in Eugene--but not sure yet, stay tuned!!  As always everyone is welcome at our meetings.



Safety Weekend 2020, July 25/26. Signup starts in the spring. Stay tuned!!

Many thanks everyone for making the 21st annual WKCC Safety Weekend 2019 a huge success!! We had 33 participants and 14 volunteers. Who’d think that practicing safety could be so much fun!!

For photos, go to our Facebook page Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club.

Hope to see you on the water and safe! And maybe you'll want to join us at Safety Weekend 2020 (July 25 & 26, 2020) as a participant or as a volunteer!!


SW 2018 Group Photo

Upcoming River Cleanups -- Great way to meet fellow boaters and do good.

There’re now 4 monthly Willamette River cleanups—Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene. Check Willamette Riverkeeper website for meeting location and signup.

Eugene--Usually the 2nd Tuesday. March 10, April 14, May 12, 2020. For details see Facebook page Eugene-Springfield River Guardians Trashy Tuesday
Corvallis--Usually the 2nd Thursday. For details see Facebook page Corvallis River Guardians Trashy Thursday.
Salem and Portland--

March 6, 2020. First Fridays March to November. Friends of Finn Rock Reach. Cleanup sponsored by McKenzie River Trust. Check for details, signup and numerous other events.

OSMB Reported Obstructions Alerts

See the posted river/water hazards here.

WKCC Facebook Page

If you have a Facebook account, search for "Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club" and join the group.

Welcome to the WKCC and Oregon Paddling!

The Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club has a membership of over 300, and is based in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. The club's goals are to: 

  • Organize paddling trips on all types of water, all over Oregon and other Western states, for its members.
  • Help members acquire the confidence and skills needed for kayaking and canoeing.
  • Promote the enjoyment, challenges, thrills, and camaraderie of kayaking and canoeing.
  • Promote and practice water safety.
  • Help conserve, preserve and protect the free-flowing rivers of Oregon.
Please use the buttons on the site menu to learn about member benefits, upcoming trips & events, and Safety Weekend. Then click the Join the WKCC member to become a member. See you on the water!

Where Are Our Members From?

Waterway Access & Aquatic Invasive Species Permits for boats 10 feet & longer.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Oregon Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Permit required for non-motorized boats 10 feet and longer will be replaced by a Waterway Access Permit. The AIS Permit will remain for out-of-state motorized boats and is included in Oregon boat registration fees. 

More info at

Oregon Invasive Species Permits Now called Waterway Access Permit is required on boats 10ft or longer.  $7/day, $19/year, $30/two year. Available on-line or at BiMart, Walmart, and others.

Idaho Invasive Species Boat Stickers

Washington Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits
Washington State also requires a Discover Pass to park at most state park boat ramps. $10/day or $30 /year plus processing fee.

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