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 acres of floodplain lands serves well for water trail campsites. Once used as farmland, the island is in the Upper Willamette section of the river and has been significantly replanted with native trees and shrubs. It also has an amazing backchannel (note washed out bridge hazard), replete with native Freshwater Mussel beds. Riverkeeper and their volunteers are actively working to remove invasive weeds on the island and to improve habitat. There are some hiking trails, and a great campsite on the mainstem side towards the downstream end of the island. And keep in mind you can always choose to camp across the river at Norwood East.