Water trails are rivers or lakes that act as corridors or "trails." Water trail facilities are legal and safe put-ins and take-outs, parking, restrooms and camping, all designed for kayaks, canoes, drift boats and other small, motor-free water craft.
Some of Oregon's water trails were completely grassroots driven and some were developed by a coalition of private groups and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The need for water trails grew out of several issues including:
* A need to address conflicts between motorized and non-motorized boaters.
* The need for more public access to Oregon's waterways.
* The need for consistent information including signs and maps.
This site is one place to find all of Oregon's water trails listed with links for more information and for timely alerts and announcements.
Rogue River Water Trail
Alsea River Water Trail
Deschutes River Paddle Trail
Lower Columbia River Water Trail
Northwest Discovery Water Trail
Sandy River Water Trail
Siuslaw River Water Trail
Tillamook County Water Trail
Willamette River Water Trail
Willamette River Closure at Springfield I-5 bridge
Willamette River Bridge Replacement in Eugene - channel to use for floaters
Marine Board water hazards