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Phase 2 COVID-19 Message from the Board

With most counties in Oregon now in Phase 2 of reopening, WKCC has resumed coordinating club trips. Boaters must not have had COVID symptoms in the last 3 weeks, and must not have had close contact with anyone with COVID or unexplained COVID symptoms. Boaters must wear masks on the trip whenever they are within 6 feet of people not in their household. Shuttles must be COVID-safe. This includes bike shuttles, cars with members of the same household or personal COVID bubble, move-my-car shuttle services, and cars with a minimum number of passengers (ideally only 1) sitting as far apart as possible with masks on and windows open. Trips need to be conducted in Phase 2 or 3 areas, and all boaters on a trip need to be from Phase 2 or 3 areas. Please help us keep our members safe!

COVID requirements may change due to evolving risk assessments by state and county health administrators.

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Club Trips/Events in the Next Month (Check Back Often!)

Upcoming Events

Fall Membership Meeting (Virtual), Thursday, December 3rd, 7:00-8:30 pm

Presentation by Priscilla Macy

After a short business meeting to elect new board members we will be treated to a presentation by Priscilla Macy. Priscilla is a river advocate, photographer, and exploratory whitewater paddler.

After the presentation, stick around for some Zoom-style socializing.

Contact Mari Baldwin ( with any questions.

Everyone is welcome to attend!


Help Restore McKenzie River Navigability and Recreation Access

Click here to learn more.

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River Tales Book

River Tales is now available! See the details here.

Safety Weekend 2021, July 16-18

Hi All,
We had to cancel Safety Weekend 2020. It wasn't safe to host an event involving a large group of people, and after all, we're all about safety. 

On the bright side, we've already begun planning next year's Safety Weekend—July 16-18, 2021. I hope that these days work for you and that you can attend. Even though it won't be this summer, in 2021 we can all look forward to a fabulous weekend of learning and practicing river safety.

Registration will open Spring 2021

Mari Baldwin
Safety Weekend Coordinator

Upcoming River Cleanups -- Great way to meet fellow boaters and do good.

Small groups are being organized in Eugene area. 
Eugene--Usually the 2nd Tuesday. For details see Facebook page Eugene-Springfield River Guardians Trashy Tuesday.

Great Willamette Cleanup October 3, 2020 was a great success!! looking forward to next years event.

The following events are on hold for now:
Usually the 2nd Thursday. For details see Facebook page Corvallis River Guardians Trashy Thursday.
Salem--Thursday, April 16,10:30.

OSMB Reported Obstructions Alerts

See the posted river/water hazards here.

WKCC Facebook Page

If you have a Facebook account, search for "Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club" and join the group.

Welcome to the WKCC and Oregon Paddling!

The Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club has a membership of over 300, and is based in the Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. The club's goals are to: 

  • Organize paddling trips on all types of water, all over Oregon and other Western states, for its members.
  • Help members acquire the confidence and skills needed for kayaking and canoeing.
  • Promote the enjoyment, challenges, thrills, and camaraderie of kayaking and canoeing.
  • Promote and practice water safety.
  • Help conserve, preserve and protect the free-flowing rivers of Oregon.
Please use the buttons on the site menu to learn about member benefits, upcoming trips & events, and Safety Weekend. Then click the Join the WKCC member to become a member. See you on the water!

Where Are Our Members From?

Waterway Access & Aquatic Invasive Species Permits for boats 10 feet & longer.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Oregon Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Permit required for non-motorized boats 10 feet and longer will be replaced by a Waterway Access Permit. The AIS Permit will remain for out-of-state motorized boats and is included in Oregon boat registration fees. 

More info at

Oregon Invasive Species Permits Now called Waterway Access Permit is required on boats 10ft or longer.  $7/day, $19/year, $30/two year. Available on-line or at BiMart, Walmart, and others.

Idaho Invasive Species Boat Stickers

Washington Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits
Washington State also requires a Discover Pass to park at most state park boat ramps. $10/day or $30 /year plus processing fee.

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