• Starting Point Harrisburg - RM 161
  • End Point Peoria Park - RM 141.5
  • Why this Trip

    You can get a great view of Mary’s Peak to the west and you pass Norwood Island, Sam Daws Landing, and Buckskin Mary Landing, as well as the Snag Boat Bend unit of the William L. Finely Refuge.

  • Conditions and Equipment

    This stretch works well for canoes, kayaks, and drift boats. There is occasional woody debris and strong current.

  • Amenity Highlights

    Harrisburg Park has free parking, restrooms, and running water. Peoria Park has free parking and pit toilets.

  1. Harrisburg Park

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Picnic Table
      3. Restrooms
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      5. Water
      • River Mile 161.0
      • Latitude 44.27302
      • Longitude -123.17401

    This park has a boat ramp, flushing toilets, water, picnic tables, and grass. There are two small grocery stores only three blocks away. There is also a parking area next…

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  2. McCartney Park

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Restrooms
      3. Vehicle Access/Parking
      4. Wildlife
      • River Mile 156.5
      • Latitude 44.31708
      • Longitude -123.21639

    This park provides a pit toilet, day-use parking, and a boat ramp. Watch for the sharp eddy line at the edge of the ramp and possible strainer below this ramp!

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  3. Anderson Park

      • River Mile 153.5
      • Latitude 44.33864
      • Longitude -123.2401

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  4. Harkens Lake Landing

      1. Boat Ramp, Rustic
      2. Camping
      • River Mile 153
      • Latitude 44.34605
      • Longitude -123.23191

    This site is quiet and feels remote; camping is on the main channel side.

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  5. Irish Bend

      1. Camping
      2. Restrooms
      3. Trash Can
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 151.0
      • Latitude 44.36293
      • Longitude -123.22037

    This is a large gravel-bar park. The most private camping is on the upper portion where you can camp on flat ground with shade. The pit-toilet is located in the…

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  6. Norwood Island

      1. Camping
      2. Hiking
      3. Wildlife
      • River Mile 148.5
      • Latitude 44.3829
      • Longitude -123.24693

    Thanks to your support, Willamette Riverkeeper was able to purchase Norwood Island from a private land owner in 2014. Situated at the confluence of the Willamette and Long Tom Rivers (RM 149), Norwood’s 90…

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  7. Sam Daws Landing

      1. Camping
      • River Mile 145-46
      • Latitude 44.41077
      • Longitude -123.22682

    This is another large area, with flat areas among the river rock to camp. The river is constantly changing; in this zone in particular, you will find that the river has…

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  8. Buckskin Mary Landing

      1. Camping
      2. Wildlife
      • River Mile 145.5
      • Latitude 44.41668
      • Longitude -123.22674

    This property provides a good rustic campsite with a fair degree of solitude (no amenities).

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  9. Snag Boat Bend

      • River Mile 143
      • Latitude 44.4337
      • Longitude -123.22579

    Snag Boat Bend is located off Peoria Road, just south of the town of Peoria. There is a parking area with a vault toilet. From the parking lot, visitors can…

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  10. Hoacum Island

      1. Camping
      2. Wildlife
      • River Mile 142
      • Latitude 44.4472
      • Longitude -123.22961

    This site can be accessed by paddling up the usually still backchannel waters.

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  11. Peoria Park

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Camping
      3. Picnic Table
      4. Restrooms
      5. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 141.5
      • Latitude 44.45402
      • Longitude -123.21009

    This makes a good starting point for a half-day paddle to Corvallis or a day paddle to Albany.

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