Willamette River Island Tour - George Rogers Park 

One of many volcanic islands in the Willamette River, Hog Island is a great spot for picnics and swimming on a hot day! The island contains seven distinct habitats, including wetlands, forests, and grasslands.

Have fun and explore part of The Willamette River Water Trail close to downtown Portland by kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board on this guided tour!  We meet at our instruction center at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego.  After some basic safety briefings and a few pointers on technique we launch from the beach and head to Hog Island just about a mile up river.  We will paddle as a group learning about the area and picking up a few new skills along the way.



611 S State St - 611 S State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, USA

Go for a fun and informative paddle with great people and our excellent well trained guides! 

  • Journey the 2 nautical miles up and back from Hog Island
  • Introduction to basic equipment
  • Launching and landing from a beach
  • Learn skills for maneuvering the boat
  • Enjoy scenic views of the area
  • Have fun in the water doing something active



    Meeting Place/Directions:
    Meet at our Lake Oswego Location at George Rogers Park. Find us at the far left corner of the beach.
    Please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paper work.

    611 S State St.
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034

    If you have any questions about what to bring please contact us.

    Call for more information

    Portland: 503.285.0464


    - Sunglasses with retention device (i.e. Croakies, Chums, etc)

    - NO COTTON Synthetic top and bottom (thermal underwear, heavier wt. for cooler weather)

    - Nylon shorts and/or swimsuit for warmer days

    -Hiking style wool or synthetic socks

    - Water bottle and small snack (like a power bar...)

    - Towel and change of clothes for ride home

    Optional Gear:




    -River shoes or booties



    -PFD's, Life Jacket
    -Our great guides!

    Gratuity:  It's NEVER expected but always appreciated.  If you feel your coaches / guides have done an exceptional job and made your experience a memorable one, then you can certainly show your appreciation by giving a tip. The amount is totally up to you. Many people believe that anyone in a service type of job (like restaurant and hotel employees, hair dressers and dog groomers, etc.) should get between 10-20% of the total cost of the service. That is not to say that’s what we suggest, but that’s what most people tip when they do tip. So, for instance, if your trip was $200.00, and your guide made your experience a memorable one, a $20-$40 tip would be generous and greatly appreciated!

    The Pacific Northwest is a dynamic and often unpredictable environment. All activities are run/fun rain or shine. All programs are conditions dependent and may change at any time at our discretion. In order to keep our programs affordable a minimum number of participants may be required. If we are unable to fill a program to a minimum requirement level we reserve the right to cancel the program. A full refund will be provided in the event of a cancelled or re-scheduled activity upon request. Please allow 48 hour notice for any cancellations or changes in your reservation. Give us a call at 503-285-0464. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program are NOT refundable.  To re-schedule a class you have cancelled within the restricted 48 hour period we will gladly credit you 50% towards the rescheduled class.  Thank you for signing up!  Please let us know if you have questions about this or any other policy here at Alder Creek. 

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