• 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 side channels that shift from year to year and season to season. There are multiple camp sites on this stretch, and large OPRD and DSL gravel bars upon which to camp.

  • 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. For overnight trips, you can utilize a storage site (Riverside RV Storage) about 100 meters before you get to the Marshall Island park entrance. They charge $5 per night, and close the gate in the evening.

  1. Marshall Island Access

      1. Boat Ramp
      2. Picnic Table
      3. Restrooms
      4. Vehicle Access/Parking
      • River Mile 169.0
      • Latitude 44.18784
      • Longitude -123.14698

    LoadingThis 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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      • River Mile 167.75
      • Latitude 44.19777
      • Longitude -123.15642

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  2. Brown’s Boat Skid

      • River Mile 167.25
      • Latitude 44.19824
      • Longitude -123.16398

    Loading(Brown’s Landing State Park)

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  3. Scandia Landing

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

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

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  4. Blue Ruin Island

      1. Camping
      • River Mile 165
      • Latitude 44.21409
      • Longitude -123.15813

    LoadingThis is a large island with a small backchannel, usually year-round, but the channel is reliable full of wood. It has little protection from the sun, but offers a flat…

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  5. Harrisburg Park

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

    LoadingThis 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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