Canoe & Kayak Oregon and riverkeeper organizations hold numerous paddling events in Oregon throughout the year. All events held by Canoe & Kayak Oregon are free. Most of the riverkeeper events are free or low cost if you provide your own canoe or kayak.
You can register for Canoe & Kayak Oregon events either by visiting our Facebook group page, by calling us at 503-857-0833, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> River Discovery - Willamette Falls: December 7, 2019; 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Sportcraft Marina Boat Ramp, 1701 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City; just below the Abernathy (I-205) Bridge.
Join the Willamette Riverkeeper (WRK) organization for their final River Discovery paddle of the year. You'll paddle up to the impressive Willamette Falls. Located 26 miles upstream from the Willamette's confluence with the Columbia, Willamette Falls is the largest waterfall in the Pacific Northwest by water volume. Its horseshoe shape, caused by a basalt shelf in the river floor, is 1500ft wide and 40ft high.
Led by Travis Williams and WRK staff, you'll explore the area around this natural landmark, admiring scenic views and the historic locks, as well as the mark of industries past and present. You may even glimpse an ancient petroglyph. Bring your own boat or reserve a Riverkeeper canoe (in which case you must recruit your own paddling partner).
This trip is free, but WRK asks for a $10 donation. Dress for conditions: wear clothing that wicks moisture, be prepared for rain, pack additional extra dry layers, water, & snacks.
Click here to register for this trip.