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Old 02-23-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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I searched the forum but didn't find a thread specifically on this topic. Does the Willamette in or around Eugene support any boating such as canoeing, kayaking, or sculling? Are there liveries for this purpose the general public can use?

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:31 AM
 
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During the summer I know you can rent kayaks and canoes at Alton Baker Park. There's a canoe canal that runs through the park. There are places around town where you can rent gear for the day for tubing and such... I think most people just get their own gear and have fun running amok.

I saw the funniest thing last summer - a teeny tiny little red suzuki samarai (remember those? I think from the 90's?) with a HUGE ... I mean HUGE... yellow canoe strapped to the top, headed for a day of fun. I wish I'd had my camera!

Some links which might help:

Willakenzie Parks (http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&control=SetCommunity &CommunityID=678&PageID=1567 - broken link)

Whilamut Natural Area — Nearby Nature Site

Eastgate Woodlands - Whilamut Natural Area
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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Thanks for the links! They look great! We have white-water rafting in NM but no good spots for canoeing, etc., close to where I live. Proximity to water suitable for more contemplative canoeing or easy kayaking would be a big plus. I did try a long canoe trip on the muddy Rio Grande once, not very pleasant and bad sunburn.
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:19 PM
 
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Try the refuge west of town. Sqeeters are so big out there you can set a spread of decoys and shoot all day. No limits!
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