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McKenzie Finn Rock to Helfrich (optional takeout at Ben & Kay). Class
2(3). Helmets are required and dress for cold water. Potluck will follow at Armitage Park, Group Shelter G.
Armitage Park on the McKenzie to Marshall Island on the Willamette, 10.4 miles (4 miles on the McKenzie, then we‘ll pick up speed on the Willamette)
We‘ll stop for a snack at the confluence of those two rivers.
There are no rapids on this stretch but you need to be able to maneuver in occasionally swift water.
Shuttle and other details have been posted to Members2Members email list.
Non-members are welcome! Get signed up as a guest by a members, or contact me at email@example.com .
Armitage Park, Group site G.
Date has changed from August 3rd to the 4th.
Armitage Park on the McKenzie.
You need a daily parking permit, "Day Use Pass", unless you have an annual permit. Daily permits can be purchased with cash or check at park entrance (no credit card), or online (see link under "Where"). We have reserved the site all Sunday, so non-boaters can arrive as early as they want.
Our shelter has a kitchen sink and a BBQ site if you want to bring charcoal. Bring your own plates, personal utensils, serving utensils, etc.
We are still working on putting a "cooler service" together for paddlers who like to have their dish transferred to a cooler at Armitage Park.
Linn County OR in proximity to Peoria.
The upper 1/2 of a Peoria to Corvallis ride. This will be a 5 mile paddle of the main channel Willamette with takeout on private property shortening the trip to be off the river well before darkness. The Willamette is low flow at this time, paddlers will need maneuvering skill to avoid wood. This is a suitable paddle for beginners. Register for this paddle on the WKCC website to receive launch, shuttle, and takeout details.
SS5 #92. About 4 miles class 2+. Helmets required. Register for trip to receive meetup info.
Metolious store to lower bridge campground, 10 miles. The river is swift, cold
and has several low bridges. Wet or dry suit required. Meet at the Metolious store at 10. Carpool, meet at Albany cop shop at 8. Spectacular scenery and fun water:).
Packsaddle to Mill City, meet at Mill City at 10:30
Linn County OR in proximity of Peoria Rd. SE or Corvallis.
The lower 1/2 of a Peoria to Corvallis ride. This will be a 5 mile paddle of the main channel Willamette with launch on private property shortening the trip to be off the river well before darkness. The Willamette is low flow at this time, paddlers will need maneuvering skill to avoid wood. This is a suitable paddle for beginners. Register for this paddle on the WKCC website to receive launch, shuttle, and takeout details.
Hey, summer won‘t last forever! Meet at 11 AM for a nice float! I am organizing, and Mark Murphy will lead. Please register if you plan on going.
Northern Linn County OR in proximity of Jefferson OR
The Lower North Santiam being reservoir fed has consistent cold flow. We will be down river of true white water, and see swift chutes and focused gravel bars. Large gravel, some wood, some stranding channels. About a 5 hour paddle of 13.5 miles with the paddlers option to take a shorter 8.2 mile paddle. Paddlers will need skill of basic control to choose their path and stay clear of wood. Register for this paddle on the WKCC website to receive further details about the launch, shuttle and take out.
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.