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Willamette River

Paddling the Willamette River is fun! Our most popular drop off points are:

+ Wallace Marine Park to Keizer Rapids = 1 hr run
+ Independence to Wallace Marine Park = 4 hr run
+ Buena Vista Ferry to Independence = 4-6 hr run

North Turner Lake

Located in Turner Oregon. It’s a 70-acre body of water owned by the City of Turner with around 40 houses constructed on its banks, There’s a park with boating access, picnic tables and benches. There is no motorized boats allowed on the Lake which makes it perfect for swimming and water sports.

Lake access near Holly Street SE in Turner, OR

Detroit Lake

Great place for paddleboarding, kayaking and camping. Full hookups, electrical, tent sites, visitor center, two mooring docks, fishing dock, wildlife viewing area, two playgrounds, two designated swimming areas and an ADA fishing dock.

44000 N Santiam Hwy. SE
Detroit, OR 97342

Foster Lake

Located near the small town, Sweet Home in Oregon, Foster Lake was created by Foster Dam on the South Fork of the Santiam River. Lewis Creek Park has picnic areas, moorage, water skies, boarding floats, boats and a roped off swim beach.

6191 Highway 20
Foster, OR 97345

Silverton Reservoir

Silverton Reservoir is a sixty-five-acre impoundment on Silver Creek located in the Cascade foothills 2.5 miles southeast of the city of Silverton, The lake is popular in the spring and summer as a recreation area. This is a great place to bring the kids, as it is a very safe area to try out paddleboards or kayaks.

4381 Silver Falls Hwy
Silverton, OR 97381

Woodward Surf Co logo


Woodward Surf Company offers Salem kayak rentals, paddleboards for rent, and shuttle services for all of your water adventure needs. Call or text with questions anytime or book online today!

Salem Oregon Waterways
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