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Linn County OR in proximity of SE Albany & I-5
The last of the weeknight paddles for this season due to the loss of evening daylight. A not well known trio of lakes SE of Albany formed in the early 1960‘s from a soil borrow during the construction of I-5 makes an inviting paddle with easy launch and critters to discover. This paddle is highly suitable for beginners. Register for this paddle on the WKCC website for details about the location.
Lots happening including demos, kids races, guided raft trips, bicycle tour, casting competition, upriver/downriver race, paddle parade, music, food. Registration required for some events.
Check their web site for schedule and complete details.
Lane County OR in proximity of Springfield OR
SS IV #80 This paddle is 8.2 miles of largely Class 1 moving water. There are several splashy low ledge drops, woody debris and strainers. SS has this run rated up to a class 3, this may be true for higher flows, the river is at low Summer flow at this time. Paddlers will need skill to read the water, obtain your desired path, and eddy out to Scout. The Willamette is reasonably warm at this time, paddled in hot weather the results of immersion should not be complicated. The Willamette River Fest will be held this day at Alton Baker Park, we should arrive in time to attend the Fest. Visit the WKCC website to register for this paddle to receive further information about the launch, shuttle, and takeout.
Deschutes County OR in proximity to La Pine OR
SS IV #185 9 miles of stunning Central Oregon. Smell of the High Desert, Pines, Sage, and abundant wildlife blend with the scene of a cool smooth flowing river with steady reservoir fed flow. Yes the Deschutes has areas where ancient lava flows create dangerous rapids, but in between Natures Fist (Rapids) are areas where novice and flat water paddlers will feel full comfort. We will launch and takeout totally avoiding rapids. The Deschutes is rather channelized in this area and moves you along at a good pace without any significant hazards. This paddle is a few hours drive, so camping is recommended. A dozen FS and BLM campgrounds are nearby.
To be upfront, I am supporting a small Scout Troop from Albany on a Deschutes Camping Paddle. I know areas of FS land at Wickiup Reservoir where free camping is possible and extend a welcome to WKCC to share our campfire. Intermingled camping we cannot do for youth protection reasons, but side by side campsite will be OK.
Per participants input a second Deschutes paddle on Saturday 8/31/2019 in proximity to Sunriver can be selected. Register for this paddle at WKCC website to receive Email with detailed information about the launch, shuttle, takeout, and free camp site.
See details here: http://willamette-riverkeeper.org/great-willamette-cleanup
Speaker will be Rob Blickensderfer. Topic: 43 Years Down the John Day River.
More details to follow.