Willamette River launch Points

Willamette River Launch Sites
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Kelly Point Park Boat Ramp, on the Columbia Slough

Kelly Point Park Boat Ramp is about 100 yards inside of Kelly Point Park on the northeast side of The Columbia Slough.  This is a rough and relatively undeveloped boat ramp with a dirt and gravel parking lot. The Kelly Point Park boat ramp also provide access to paddling on the Columbia Slough and access through the slough to Smith and Bybee Lakes, as well as to The Willamette.Kelly Point Park
N Lombard St & N Marine Dr
Portland, OR 97203

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Cathedral Park Boat Ramp, below the St. Johns Bridge

Located in the shadow of the St Johns Bridge is one of Portland’s larger boat ramps, the Cathedral Park boat ramp. This is excellent take-out for those wishing to tour through Portland’s working inner harbor.Cathedral Park
N Edison & N Pittsburg
Portland, OR 97203

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Swan Island Boat Ramp

Located in the NE corner of The Swan Island Lagoon is one of Portland’s hidden away boat ramps, The Port of Portland’s Swan Island Boat Ramp.Swan Island Boat Ramp
N Emerson & N Basin
Portland, OR 97212

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River Place Marina

SW Portland’s River Place Marina allows paddlers to carry down boats and launch from one of their docks. Call The Portland River Company at 503.229.0551 with questions about launching at River Place. Free parking is not available at River Place and you will likely have to carry your boat a long way from whatever parking you do find.River Place Marina
0315 SW Montgomery
Portland, OR 97201

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Portland Boathouse Dock

Why not come and launch your paddle craft at Alder Creek’s Portland Boat House location? There is abundant free parking and a large dock to launch from.  Call Alder Creek at 503.285.1819  for more information about  launching at The Portland Boat House.Alder Creek in the Portland Boat House
49 SE Clay St.
Portland, OR 97214

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Willamette Park

SW Portland’s boat ramp is Willamette Park.  Willamette Park has nice facilities and charges a usage feepart of the year.Willamette Park
SW Macadam & Nebraska
Portland, OR  97219

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Sellwood Riverfront Park

Just north of the Sellwood Bridge is another put-in option on the Willamette River, at Sellwood Riverfront Park.  Putting in here requires that you carry your boat a minimum of 50 yards to the water.Sellwood Riverfront Park
SE Spokane & Oaks Parkway
Portland, OR  97202

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Jefferson Street Boat Ramp

Need a place to put-in from Milwaukie? The Jefferson Street Boat Ramp is the boat ramp of choice. Eventually this boat ramp is going to be part of a larger waterfront part in Milwaukie. Finding parking here during the summer can be an issue.Jefferson Street Boat Ramp
Se Mcloughlin Blvd & Se Jefferson St
Milwaukie, OR 97222

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George Rodgers Park

Near the outlet of Lake Oswego into the Willamette is another potential put-in or take out for paddling, George Rodgers Park. Putting-in at George Rodgers Park will require you to carry your boat about a hundred yards to the water.George Rodgers Park
611 N State St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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Cedar Oak Boat Ramp

West Linn’s favorite boat ramp is the Cedar Oak Boat Ramp located in close proximity to Cedar Island Park.Cedar Oak Boat Ramp
Nixon Ave & Elmran Dr
West Linn, OR 97068

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Clackamette Park

Clackamette Park is the last put-in option before reaching Willamette Falls in Oregon City. This park is located at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers hence the name, Clackamette.Clackamette Park
Clackamette Dr & Main St
Oregon City, OR 97054