Willamette Kayak/Paddle Tour Saturday 8/6 9:30am-12pm

Luke Fri, 07/15/2016 - 17:35

August - First Saturday Adventures for All Ages

Saturday, August 6th at 9:30 AM, Theresa and Neyssa will be guiding a 2-hr flat water tour of the section of the Willamette River near Dundee. This tour is suitable for beginners, but the boat launch can be steep and slippery.

If you plan to bring your own paddle craft, please register with the online form below for a free BYO Paddle Craft ticket. That way we know to expect you for the event.

Rental crafts are available through Chehalem Parks and Recreation Dept (CPRD).

  • If you'd like to pay for the craft rental using the online form below and GYWC/WEA will contact CPRD to reserve the craft for you.
  • If you'd like reserve a craft on your own, please call CPRD directly at 503-537-2909. If you do this, we also ask that you please register below for a free BYO Paddle Craft ticket so we know that you are planning to attend.

WEA & GYWC are not affiliated with CPRD.

Participation requires completion of a GYWC liability waiver available at the event.


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Luke Wed, 06/15/2016 - 19:14


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