McKenzie River and Willamette River Kayaking Adventures
For the experienced kayaker: The Upper McKenzie is a glacial spring-fed river flowing swiftly through the forested firs of the high Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The highest put-in point is Olollie Camp Ground. From Olollie to Paradise Campground the river drops almost 1,000 ft in elevation.
For those looking for a mellow kayaking experience: The Willamette River kayaking starts at Alton Baker Park and ends at Beltline take out. This adventure flows 3.7 miles through the heart of Eugene, Oregon…..home of the University of Oregon.
Kayaking is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double faced paddle. Most kayaks have closed decks, although “sit-on-top” kayaks are growing in popularity, as are inflatable kayaks.
Whitewater kayaking involves taking a kayak down rapids, weirs and waterfalls.
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