• Starting Point Marshall Island Landing - RM 169
  • End Point Harrisburg - RM 161
  • Why this Trip

    This is another wonderful open stretch of the Willamette with multiple sie channels that shift from year to year and season to season

  • Conditions and Equipment

    Recreational and sea kayaks, canoes, and drift boats work well along this stretch. Conditions change and woody debris is common.

  • Amenity Highlights

    There is free parking at both points, a pit toilet at Marshall and restrooms at Harrisburg Park.

  1. Marshall Island Access

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Boat Ramp, Rustic
      3. Fire Ring
      4. Picnic Table
      5. Restrooms
      6. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 169.0
      • Latitude 44.18784
      • Longitude -123.14698

    This OPRD park has a newly improved boat ramp as of  the fall of 2012.  Paddlers will also appreciate the enlarged eddy to launch into before hitting the current.

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  2. Marshall Island Landing

      1. Camping
      • River Mile 167.75
      • Latitude 44.19777
      • Longitude -123.15642

    Primitive landing (no amenities).

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  3. Brown’s Boat Skid

      • River Mile 167.25
      • Latitude 44.19824
      • Longitude -123.16398

    (Brown’s Landing State Park)

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  4. Scandia Landing

      • River Mile 166-67
      • Latitude 44.20855
      • Longitude -123.1612

    Small strip of Greenway that can be used as a lunch stop (no amenities).

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  5. Blue Ruin Island

      1. Camping
      • River Mile 165
      • Latitude 44.21538
      • Longitude -123.15757

    This is a large island with a small backchannel, usually year-round. It has little protection from the sun, but offers a flat area for camping.

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  6. 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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