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Takena Landing to get new dock

Written August 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

To the casual observer the wooden floating dock at Albany’s Takena Landing doesn’t look as though it’s in bad shape. But it’s going to be replaced next spring, and the new one will have a fiberglass deck.


Paddling permit bill still alive?

Written April 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

I didn’t think the canoe permit bill would get very far in the 2017 Oregon legislature, but Rep. Knute Buehler has just launched a petition against it on Facebook, so maybe thisĀ attempt at regulatory overreach is still alive.


Luckiamute launch: Too complicated?

Written May 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

On Sunday I speculated that this summer might be the time that river boaters would finally be able to use the promised “paddle access” at Luckiamute State Park. But no, construction of this launch site on the Luckiamute River is still being delayed, and it seems to me the fault lies with making this project […]


Luckiamute paddlers face longer wait

Written October 9th, 2013 by

If you’ve been waiting to use theĀ long-planned paddlers’ access on the Luckiamute River, you’re in for a disappointment. It was supposed to be built this year, but it hasn’t happened, even though the signs are in place on Buena Vista Road and the parking lot and restroom have long been finished. The access point to […]


Launch at your own risk

Written July 30th, 2013 by

If you’ve thought of launching your canoe from Takena Landing Park, a note of caution. The Willamette River looks placid from afar, and even up close it seems harmless. But there’s a strong current pushing against the upstream side of the dock, made even stronger than the river current itself by the flow around the […]


 
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