Please use these and other resources to plan your trip and check conditions before you get on the water. Be safe!
If you are paddling somewhere by yourself, where there are few people, or in sketchy conditions, please file a float plan and send copies to your friends. You can find lots of information about float plans from the U.S. Coast Guard, and here is a good article on float plans: The Float Plan: A Vital Paddling Tool. Oregon also provides a float plan if you find it easier to use. Again, send it to your contacts and have them consult it if you are not home at the expected time.
Inland Oregon Lakes
Weather and Wind
Rivers and Lakes