Willamette River Greenway

  General Advisory 08/11/19
Campfires and open flames are currently prohibited at all Willamette River Greenway properties managed by OPRD. The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, wood pellets, and all other flame sources that cannot be extinguished immediately. This includes propane fire pits. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that can be turned off with a valve are permitted, but cannot be left unattended. Visitors planning a trip along the Willamette River should check for up-to-date information about fire restrictions by calling the state parks info line at 800-551-6949.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Open Year Round

Visit the Willamette River Water Trail interactive recreation map for vehicle access and parking, boat launches and camping locations.

The Willamette River and its middle and coast forks extend more than 255 miles from Cottage Grove in the southern Willamette Valley stretching northward to Portland where the river flows into the Columbia River. The Multnomah Channel branches off just miles before the confluence and meanders around Sauvie Island, before it joins the Columbia. The Willamette River Greenway lands dotting the banks of the river are low-key open spaces. A few have boat launches and vault toilets, and others – nothing. Some preserve native trees, plants and animals. Others protect scenic river views, historical sites and places where you can pull your canoe to shore, fish or walk along the river. The Willamette River is a nationally recognized water trail.

The Willamette River Recreation Guide includes information on boating safety, river section maps and plant and animal life you may see along the river. For hunting information, see our FAQs.