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This paddle will cover the last 3 miles of Muddy Creek and about a mile along the Willamette through Corvallis. This is a great paddle along an interesting channel with a mixture of flat water and mild current. There is some wood to avoid but the current is slow and the paddle is suitable for beginners.
4.5 miles of class 2-2+ rapids concluding with 2+ Gate Creek rapid. Just above this is a high, sheer bluff covered in ferns, one of the most beautiful spots on the McKenzie. Helmets and PFDs required. Dress for cold water immersion, dry or wet suits.
This will be a 5 mile paddle on the Willamette River near Albany. Easy launch and takeout. We will make a short detour up the Little Willamette River that heads into Bowers Rock State Park. This trip is suitable for beginners.
Register for this paddle on the WKCC website to receive an Email with detailed directions to the launch and takeout. Registration also activates your club insurance.
Just below Foster reservoir.
8 mile trip just below Foster reservoir to the first bridge takeout. Has good surf. Flatwater at the end. Pool drop with very easy water between rapids. OK for beginners who can do a wet exit. Roll not required. Class 2 rapids are not too hard. Cold water. Meetup instructions emailed out after people sign up.
Lower Mary's River in proximity of Corvallis, Benton County OR
The recent rains have the level of the Mary's rising from a trickle to something we can paddle. This is a quick after work paddle on the last miles of the Mary's to it's confluence with the Willamette River. In a few days it will again return to its Summer trickle.
This paddle is safe and suitable for learners. Register for this paddle to receive an email with details about the launch and takeout (registration activates your club insurance).
Zoom connection will be announced soon.
Join us for an update by Marcel Bieg on the Cascadia Wave Whitewater Park Proposal!
June 17th at 6:30pm Join Zoom Meeting
A whitewater park in Springfield/Eugene under the I5 Bridge? The Cascadia Wave Board of Directors is working on it!! Marcel Bieg will update us, and present a road map outlining upcoming stages in advancing the Park proposal.He'll also offer some ideas on how all of us at WKCC can play a pivotal role in this exciting project.
Flow on the McKenzie almost doubled within a day -- risk of moving wood creating new obstructions.
We are doing Oakridge run, Soggy Sneakers #81 (variation).
Meet at Hampton Landing (or Hampton Boat Launch) at 11am.
class 2+(3), 6.4 miles, lots of play spots with friends
maximum 10 people
Calapooia River in proximity to Albany OR, Linn County OR.
A quick after work paddle on the last miles of the Calapooia to it's confluence with the Willamette River. There is just enough CFS left to eak out this paddle before the Summer trickle.
This paddle is safe and suitable for learners. There is wood but at this low flow the river will not be pushy or pin. Register for this paddle to receive an email with details about the launch and takeout (registration activates your club insurance).
South Santiam River in proximity to Lebanon OR, Linn County OR
This will be a fairly short trip of about 4 miles on the "Lebanon Town Run"
I'm supporting my daughter in getting her church youth girls on the water. WKCC members are welcome on this paddle, this paddle is suitable for learners, the river is shallow and docile in this section. Takeout will be easy on a private gravel bar below Lebanon.
My Cell# has changed to 541-220-1674
lower Clackamas, southeast of Oregon City
CANCELLED - would have been from McIver park down. Cancelled due to extreme heat and crowding. No fun battling all of Portland looking for a parking spot in 100 degree heat. May repost it later.
10 maximum, class 2, 10 miles, join friends on a pleasant sunny day.
Extinct strands of the Willamette River in proximity to Corvallis OR, Benton County OR
I had a conversation with Loren Smith who is a distant descendant of Greenberry Smith (1820-1866) Oregon Pioneer and namesake of the Greenberry Store and Tavern on Hwy 99W in Benton County, Loren tells me that I was incorrect in calling this channel the West Channel, Pat Welch is correct in that the channel forming the west side of Kiger Island was called "the Willamette Middle Channel" even in the 1800's The Channel further West is of course the Booneville Channel. This is a docile paddle suitable for learners, we will paddle up the slow moving Middle Channel for about 45 minutes and return back down the channel. Come paddle with us and hear stories about the steam ships that plied the Willamette River serving Albany, Corvallis, Peoria, and other ports in the 1800's, and the little known ghost community of Booneville near the present day Corvallis Airport.
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