Written July 27th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
After years of planning, the beginnings of a better paddlers’ access at the Luckiamute State Natural Area were taking shape on Thursday. But a more permanent setup will take a little longer.
Written February 18th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
For more than five years, Oregon state park officials have wrestled with plans to install a floating dock and ramp on the Luckiamute River, so that launching and retrieving canoes and kayaks would be less of a chore. Now they’ve given up and changed the plans to something less complicated and easier to achieve.
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 […]
Written August 27th, 2015 by Hasso Hering
A reader found a new sign at the Luckiamute state park in Polk County and feared it meant that the improved and much-delayed launch for paddle craft had sunk for good. As it happens, the paddlers’ access concept is stalled but still afloat.
Written August 22nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering
Another snag has developed in the plans for a boating access at the Luckiamute State Natural Area. Now the launch won’t be built until next year at the earliest.
Written June 23rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering
Yes, the long-awaited access for paddlers on the Luckiamute River is scheduled to be built this fall. I wrote about this a few days ago, and as expected, this morning I heard via email from Bryan Nielsen, the manager for the Willamette Mission Management Unit of the state parks system.
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.
Written June 8th, 2013 by
At the mid-valley’s newest state park, the sign on Buena Vista Road promises access by paddlers to the Luckiamute River. There’s a long driveway, some parking spots and even a restroom, but as for access to the river? Not quite. In May 2012, when I still worked for the Albany paper and occasionally kept an […]