This lovely, large gravel bar island is easy to miss when paddling between Corvallis and Albany, but it makes for a wonderful campsite or lunch break. The backchannel often dries up completely in the summer months, and at higher flows, it usually has wood near the downstream end that can present a hazard if not properly scouted.
In the summer, access the island from the mainstem river at the downstream end where you’ll find a big eddy (which can be a nice swiming hole). This island has been know to reveal some stunning agates for those who look closely! Native Wapato and freshwater mussels have also been found here.