Willamette River, Riverview Park Put-in - Independence, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel
N 44° 51.281 W 123° 10.926
10T E 485611 N 4966823
Quick Description: An easy half day trip on the Willamette River
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2014 12:11:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMK47T
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 2

Long Description:
Between Independence and Salem, the Willamette makes several wide bends around Hayden Island, Browns Island, and Minto Island, none of which are true islands. As the Willamette has changed its course over the last 150 years, the channels behind islands named by early settlers dried up and left only disconnected sloughs, crescent-shaped lakes, and large nonislands.

The trip from Independence to Salem begins when you leave a car or bike atthe boat ramp at Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. Proceed to Riverview Park in Independence and launch from there.

There are a few rocks as you pass an island at the end of the first broad S bend in the river. Other than that just watch for power boats as you approach Salem.
Parking/put-in/launching information:
Riverview Park Boat Ramp in Independence, OR at the end of C Street

Paddling conditions to be expected:
River flatwater

Difficulty of the trip:

Length of trip: 12 miles - 4 hours


Permits required:

Type of trip:
Shuttle required

Take-out Coordinates: N 44° 57.143 W 122° 02.536

Other information:

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dkestrel visited Willamette River, Riverview Park Put-in - Independence, OR 2/15/2014 dkestrel visited it