• Starting Point Wallace Marine Park - RM 84
  • End Point Willamette Mission State Park - RM 72
  • Why this Trip

    The wonderful Keizer Rapids Park and Willamette Mission State Park provide an abundance of scenery and wildlife-viewing opportunities. You can also find a couple of nice campsites on this stretch.

  • Conditions and Equipment

    The river is mostly wide and gentle, with only Keizer Rapids (no rapids) and just upstream of Willamette Missions providing a few riffles and eddy lines. Good for canoes, kayaks, and drift boats.

  • Amenity Highlights

    Wallace Marine Park has free day parking, restrooms, and running water. Willamette Mission boat ramp has fee parking and a pit toilet.

  1. Wallace Marine Park

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Picnic Table
      3. Restrooms
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      5. Water
      • River Mile 84-83
      • Latitude 44.94672
      • Longitude -123.04343

    There is a paved boat ramp that is extremely popular with powerboats. The gravel bar launch site downstream is preferable for non-motorized boats. Look for the sign. Nice area for…

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  2. McLane Island

      1. Camping
      • River Mile 83
      • Latitude 44.9634
      • Longitude -123.03726

    This island provides relative quiet. Along the left channel is a small beach that can be used for camping. The island makes for a good lunch stop. ┬áThe image above…

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  3. River’s Edge Park

      • River Mile 82
      • Latitude 44.97023
      • Longitude -123.03563

    Also known as “Wallace House Park,” this city park is an undeveloped greenway. In recent years, local authorities have come to believe that this was once the site of Wallace…

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  4. Sunset Park

      1. Picnic Table
      • River Mile 81.25
      • Latitude 44.98439
      • Longitude -123.03621

    This small park has a grassy bench that looks out toward the river. The park is nested among the suburban riverside residences of Keizer. (Possible launch, although only street parking.)

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  5. Palma Ciea Park

      • River Mile 80.5
      • Latitude 44.98976
      • Longitude -123.04054

    A small, undeveloped site in the middle of the city of Keizer. A small, grassy bench overlook could make a good lunch stop.

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  6. Keizer Rapids Park

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Camping
      3. Fire Ring
      4. Picnic Table
      5. Public Dock/Transient Use
      6. Restrooms
      7. Vehicle Access/Parking
      8. Wildlife
      • River Mile 79.5
      • Latitude 44.9907
      • Longitude -123.05498

    This park is worth a stop. The City of Keizer leased it from OPRD and is in the process of developing the site. Currently there is a nice campsite with…

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  7. Darrow Rocks Landing

      • River Mile 79
      • Latitude 44.99541
      • Longitude -123.06887

    An undeveloped site near the rocks with a small gravel beach.

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  8. Darrow Bar Island

      1. Camping
      2. Wildlife
      • River Mile 78.5
      • Latitude 45.00629
      • Longitude -123.07245

    An island with a nice back channel. Watch the pilings at the entrance to the back channel. Camping is on the main channel side of the island on the gravel…

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  9. Darrow Bar Access

      1. Hiking
      2. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 78
      • Latitude 45.01076
      • Longitude -123.07644

    Peaceful site with pleasant river views. Small parking lot.

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  10. Spongs Landing

      1. Boat Ramp, Rustic
      2. Picnic Table
      3. Restrooms
      4. Water
      • River Mile 78
      • Latitude 45.01474
      • Longitude -123.07301

    A county park with picnic shelters and a grassy bench overlooking the river. The park makes a good lunch stop on trips from Salem to Wheatland.

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  11. Spongs Island

      1. Camping
      • River Mile 77
      • Latitude 45.02838
      • Longitude -123.0752

    A long, undeveloped gravel bar island. Primitive camping allowed. (no amenities)

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  12. Lincoln Access

      1. Hiking
      2. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 77
      • Latitude 45.02802
      • Longitude -123.07782

    A peninsula, at most levels with willows and a shoreline of sand and gravel. Named after President Lincoln, this early-day town was a principal community on the Willamette, with warehouses…

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  13. Windsor Island Access

      1. Hunting
      • River Mile 75
      • Latitude 45.04852
      • Longitude -123.0655

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  14. Spring Valley Access

      1. Boat Ramp, Rustic
      2. Camping
      3. Restrooms
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 74
      • Latitude 45.06743
      • Longitude -123.06785

    Although accessible to nearby road traffic, this OPRD Greenway park can make a good overnight camp spot. There is permanent pit toilet, plus large open areas fit for pitching a…

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  15. Willamette Mission State Park

      1. Restrooms
      2. Vehicle Access/Parking
      3. Water
      4. Wildlife
      • River Mile 74-72
      • Latitude 45.08297
      • Longitude -123.06049

    One of the hidden treasures of the OPRD system, this large park was once the home of Jason Lee’s Methodist mission. A ghost structure stands today to mark the approximate…

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