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

>> River Discovery - Elk Rock Island Paddle: April 23, 2020; Milwaukie Bay Park Boat Ramp, Milwaukie, OR.


If you love to explore the flora and fauna of oak and prairie habitats, Elk Rock Island is a wonderland!

The Island is part of an ancient volcano that erupted 40 million years ago. It's located on the Willamette River just offshore from the City of Milwaukie. The island hosts more than 20 plant species that are uncommon and rare to Portland. Vernal pools on the island are particularly interesting. City staff have been monitoring unique plants, water quality, and critters in the vernal pools. Each time we visit the island we find several new species! Join us on this trip and help discover more!


We will be providing use of canoes, PFD's, and paddles free of charge. No paddling experience is necessary. If you have your own boat and plan to bring it along please let us know when you register. Bring warm layers, rain gear, close toed shoes, water, and a snack. If you plan to bring a camera or phone it would be best to have it stored in a water tight dry bag.


Click here to register for this trip.

>> Southern Oregon Paddle Adventure: June 18-21, 2019; Collier Memorial State Park, U.S. 97, Chiloquin, OR. 

Are you a bird watcher? Do you love to camp and paddle? Do you like to fish? Want to celebrate the summer solstice out in nature?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then plan on joining Canoe & Kayak Oregon for three days of paddling on some of southern Oregon's most beauty bodies of water. We'll explore the various creeks of the Upper Klamath Canoe Trail, Williamson River, Spring Creek, and Agency Lake. You'll see many different species of birds, including white pelicans, Forster's terns, yellow-headed blackbird, brown cowbirds, harlequin ducks, possibly even river otter and beaver, all while getting spectacular views of Mt. McLoughlin. You'll paddle through narrow creeks filled with flowering wocus, paddle a creek clear creek with water that's a constant 42 degrees year round and where you will find one of the only placed on earth where you can see mares eggs, and explore Collier Memorial State Park Museum or drive up to Crater Lake NP.

Click here to register for this trip. Campsites are filling up fast, so register early. The trip itself is free, but you must provide your own boat and campsite.

>> Paddle Oregon: August 17-21, 2020; Junction City to Wallace Marine Park, Salem.

Join the Willamette Riverkeepers as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paddle Oregon. You'll spend five days on the Willamette River paddling from Junction City to Wallace Marine Park, camping along the way. You'll learn about the history and environmental pressures being placed on the river. The best part is you won't have to bring along freeze-dried foods; you'll be treated to delicious catered meals and entertainment. Find out more details here.

Click here to register for this event.

“Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.”

                        Henry David Thoreau

"The two best reasons to buy a kayak rather than just renting are sunsets and sunrises."

                              Thomas P. Jones

"If there's a place, Canoe there."

                                      Brent Kelly

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​Telephone: ​503-857-0833



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