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Rogers Landing

One of Oregon's premier boating facilities on the majestic Willamette River, this park offers expansive parking and a three-lane boat launch. From land or water, Rogers Landing is one of Yamhill County's top recreational resources. Many enjoy strolling the docks at sunset or scanning the skies for blue heron, osprey, kingfishers, or migrating geese. Located on the river's Newberg Pool, the park is especially popular with water skiers. In spring, fishermen brave the rain to catch salmon near Ash Island, just south of the park.

From Hwy 99W in Newberg, turn south onto River Street. Park entrance is to the left at the intersection of River & 14th.

Rock Island Landing

The Rock Island area — a complex of basalt covered with wildflowers in the late spring and early summer — is a perfect place to put in to paddle the upper Willamette narrows.

The birding in this stretch of the river is particularly rewarding, owing to the narrow channel and relatively prisitine forest habitat that literally surrounds you.

Find maps for The Willamette River Water Trail.

River Run Park

River Run, which borders the Tualatin River, is the site of the historic mouth of Oswego Canal and is located at the end of River Run Road. Together with the connecting Bryant Woods and Canal Acres parks, the three natural areas offer great wildlife viewing and contain two miles of relatively flat trails. The park provides paddler access to the Tualatin River Water Trail.

19698 River Run Dr Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Powers Marine Park

Powers Marine Park is a natural area with paths and picnic areas. The park was named after Ira Powers, owner of Powers Furniture Company, who lived in Dunthorpe. Around the time of the Depression, he and other real estate associates gave this strip of land between Macadam Ave and the Willamette River to the City for the extension of Terwilliger Blvd past what is now Tryon Creek State Park. 

Fishing and launching paddle-craft is allowed here.

SW Macadam Ave south of the Sellwood Bridge Portland, OR 97219

Pleasant Valley Park

Pleasant Valley Park is a community park adjacent to Pleasant Valley Elementary and Middle Schools. In partnership with Battle Ground School District, this 40-acre site blends with the school property to create a unique community park. The park is semi-developed and consists of asphalt and crushed rock trails, open grass areas, a gazebo and and access to Salmon Creek. Glenwood Little League and Prairie Soccer utilize the adjacent school site for league practices and games.

14519 NE Salmon Creek Ave Vancouver, WA 98686

Oxbow Regional Park

Located within the wild and scenic Sandy River Gorge, Oxbow Regional Park offers rare access to many of the region’s natural wonders while providing a variety of unique recreational opportunities. The river draws swimmers, rafters, kayakers and drift boats carrying anglers.

From I-84, take the Troutdale exit (17). Go past the truck stop to the light and turn right on 257th. Go 3 miles to Division Street and turn left. Continue east for 5 miles following the signs. Turn left on Oxbow Parkway and drive 1.6 miles to the park entrance.


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