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Luckiamute park: News on the trail

Written February 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

A year after it was closed for safety reasons, the last short segment of the road to the trailhead in the North Luckiamute State Natural Area remains closed to cars. And that’s he way it will stay, I learned when I left an email inquiry on the park’s website.


Canoe launch: Still no progress

Written June 1st, 2016 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, there’s plenty of water in the Luckiamute River, so this spring would be a great time to float down this little stream — or paddle up it — in a kayak or canoe. It would be, that is, if the state parks department had built the paddlers’ access point that has been planned for […]


Paddlers’ access? Hardly!

Written June 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

It was in 2013 when last I checked on the unfinished paddlers’ access at the Luckiamute State Natural Area on Buena Vista Road just north of the Benton-Polk county line.


Luckiamute paddlers face longer wait

Written October 9th, 2013 by

If you’ve been waiting to use the 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 […]


 
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