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Boons Ferry to Willamette Park, L2, 3-19-23

  • March 19, 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • Boones Ferry Boat Launch 26109 Butteville Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle.

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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt....if the paddler is wearing a spray skirt on a level 1 paddle, the Wet Exit Certification is REQUIRED).  To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.  If the measured water temperature is different enough from that listed below to warrant a change in required immersion protection, the Organizer will contact all participants and the Trips Board member with the update at least a day before the trip.


If you register for this event and find that you need to cancel please notify the trip organizer and cancel through the website. Members on the waitlist cannot be added to the roster or notified they are now eligible to attend unless your registration is removed from the trip. To cancel please go to the event registration page on the website and click on "Already Registered". A page will open that will allow you to cancel.

Narrative: This will be a shuttle paddle trip. We will put in at the Boon Ferry Boat Launch in Wilsonville and paddle down to Willamette Park in West Linn. This will require us to Drop our boats and gear at the Boons Ferry Boat Launch and drive to Willamette Park to leave our cars except the two cars to shuttle paddlers back to the put in. While in the shuttle car you will need to wear a mask.
This is an easy paddle all of it is downhill. We can pop into Heb Park for a bio break if necessary and then pull into the old abandon mansion for lunch. From there we can spend some time playing and exploring the narrows. This will be an easy 10+ miles. Parking fee of $8.00 for the shuttle cars left at Boon Ferry Boat Launch.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Boons Ferry Boat Launch
Take out: Willamette Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood
Co-Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
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: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: Mid 40es
Estimated Water Temperature: mid to low 40es
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours

Tide Station: NA
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: 1.5 mph
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
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COVID-19 Status of Trip: Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19

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