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River Discovery: Willamette Falls Paddle

Join us for our last River Discovery trip of 2018: a paddling adventure the Willamette River's most impressive feature- 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, we'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. We 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).

WHERE: launching from Sportcraft Marina Boat Ramp in Oregon City

WHEN: 8:30am to 11:30am (arrive at 8:30am, and we'll launch by 9am) 

COST: this trip is FREE, but please consider making a donation of $10 or more to us through the Give!Guide

BRING: dress for conditions: wear clothing that wicks moisture, be prepared for rain, pack additional extra dry layers, water, & snacks

Questions? Contact [email protected]




Earlier Event: November 29
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Later Event: December 10
Hoppy Adventure Hour