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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Paddlers’ access made easier

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.


Paddlers’ access: A change in plans

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.


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 […]


Luckiamute access plan: Still afloat

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.


Luckiamute launch: A new delay

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.


Good news for paddlers

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.


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.


 
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