Activity Title: Cedaroak to Willamette Falls L2, 9-16-21
Date of Activity: 9/16/2021
Narrative: This is an afternoon round-trip to Willamette Falls from the Cedaroak Boat Ramp. We’ll launch at 1:00 p.m. and tuck behind Cedaroak and Goat Islands going upstream. We’ll break for a stretch and a snack on Goat Island on our way upstream, and maybe do the same on our way back.
There is generally a huge eddyline that’s fun to play in toward the far end of the base of the falls. This is strictly optional. We won’t be venturing into any lumpy waters any closer to the falls than that.
Both the tide and current will be in our favor on the return leg of our journey. We’ll be back at the boat ramp around 5:00 p.m., after paddling about 8 miles. This will be a relaxed pace trip.
This trip is suitable for boats 12 ft. and longer; no inflatables, please. Intermediate-advanced SUP paddlers who can keep up with kayaks are welcome.
Meeting Time: 12:30:00 PM
Launch Time: 1:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cedaroak Boat Ramp beach
Take out: Cedaroak Boat Ramp beach
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person:
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70-76
Estimated Water Temperature: 67
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Tide projections for Morrison St. Bridge.
2021/09/16 Thu 10:35 AM 0.09 L
2021/09/16 Thu 3:04 PM 1.80 H
2021/09/16 Thu 8:30 PM 0.93 L
Current information: < 1 knot
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 1
Location (Optional): Cedaroak Boat Ramp, 4600 Elmran Drive West Linn, OR 97068
Comments and Discussion
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon