Where to Meet - Summer Trips
If lost or late on trip date call cell phone number at 503-524-9192. Use a map to assist you find meet location.
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For a complete list of meet location, choose your activity type from the list above. View Summer Trip Locations - NW Discoveries in a Google map.
Meet Locations - Summer
- Clack. R. Carver-Riverside
I-205 to Clackamas, Exit #12 (Hwy 212/224), East toward Estacada, R Evelyn (stoplight, ½ mile east of I-205), Evelyn turns left, becomes Mangan Dr., R Water Ave, through gate and down hill to park & boat ramp (Riverside County Park, 17298 SE Water Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015). Participants shuttled to Carver.
- Clackamette Park, OR
Willamette/Clackamas R., Oregon City; I-205 toward Oregon City, Exit 9 (Oregon City, Gladstone), North on McLoughlin Blvd.-99E, L at light to Clackamette Park (McDonalds), R at T then L into (Clackamette Park, 2089 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City, OR 97045), meet at boat ramp.
- Sauvie Island, OR (20 min. west of Portland)
Hwy 30 west exit #3 off I-405 in Portland toward city of St. Helens, R Sauvie Island bridge, Meet van & kayak trailer in parking lot on Sauvie Is. side next to bridge. 14001 NW Gillihan Loop Rd., Portland, OR 97231.
- Minto-Brown Is., OR in Salem
From downtown Salem, take Commercial St-99E south, R on Owens St., L on River road, R on Minto Island road to end of road and parking lot # 3, Meet at boat trailer. (Minto-Brown Island Park, 2050 Minto Island Rd. S, Salem, OR 97032)
- Nehalem Bay, OR (minimum 2 hour drive from Portland)
Hwy 26 west towards Cannon Beach, South Hwy 101, drive past Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem. R into gravel lot and boat ramp, just after crossing over Nehalem R. (north of Wheeler). Boat ramp is 13500 Tideland Rd., Nehalem, Or 97131.
- Rock Is.-Willamette R. in old West Linn
I-205 toward City of West Linn, exit #6 (West Linn, 10th St.). If coming from Oregon City direction L on 10th; if coming from I-5 direction R on 10th. R at T onto Willamette Falls Drive (bus 154), L on 12th St continue straight down the hill on 12th into Willamette park to river, R at Volpp St. (at river), meet at boat trailer in dirt parking area. (Willamette Park, 1850 Volpp St., West Linn, OR 97068)
- Rooster Rock, Col. R
I-84 east past Troutdale, exit # 25 to Rooster Rock State Park. L towards boat ramp. Park in lot closest to boat ramp (not in boat trailer area). Meet group at boat ramp. OR State Park permit =$3. (Rooster Rock SP, Corbett, OR 97019)
- Round Lake, Camas, WA
I-205 to Washington Hwy 14E (exit 27) toward Camas ~6 miles, exit #12 at 6th Ave. Camas Business Loop, Continue on 6th Ave. thru several stop signs, L Garfield St.(truck route at stop sign) Follow 500W signs, at top of hill R on NE Everett (stop sign, Hwy 500W). R onto 35th Ave. (at Lakeside Country Store-3510 NE Everett St.) after crossing over narrow arm of lake. Drive approx. 100 feet on 35th Ave.. L into gravel parking lot. Meet at boat trailer. (650 NE 35th Ave., Camas, WA 98607)
- Salmon River—Coast, OR (2 hour drive from Portland)
Hwy 99 west to Hwy 18 west toward Lincoln City. Hwy 101 go north for 1 mile (away from Lincoln City). L on Three Rocks Rd. (after crossing Salmon River and before climbing hill). Continue for 2.2 miles, L into Knight Park (Lincoln County) boat ramp. Park near outhouse & meet boat trailer at boat ramp.(Knight County Park, 2200 N. Three Rocks Rd., Otis, OR 97368)
- Santiam River, OR
I-5 south past Salem, exit at rest stop exit # 240, drive to back of rest stop, where small paved road goes to river, park cars in rest stop and walk to river and meet at boat trailer. On I-5 from Albany; exit # 240 at rest stop just after crossing Santiam River. Drive towards river and go under I-5 bridge to find boat trailer.
- Skamokawa, L. Columbia R., WA
From Vancouver (2 hr.) I-5 North, exit# 36 onto Hwy 432 towards Longview; through Longview, L on Hwy 4 thru Cathlamet to Skamokawa on west side of town just after crossing bridge, L into Skamokawa Vista Park, L toward boat ramp. Near: 38 Pleasant Point Rd, Skamokawa, WA 98647.
- Smith and Bybee, OR
5300 N. Marine Drive, Portland: I-5 to north Portand; take exit # 307-Marine Drive west. Go west on N. Marine Drive for 2.2 miles, Turn left into Smith and Bybee wetland (sign on left side). Park at Canoe launch area.
- Tualatin River, OR
Tualatin Community Park; Exit # 289 off I-5, (Sherwood/Nyberg) west towards Sherwood. Stay on Tualatin-Sherwood Hwy ~0.6 mles; R on Boones Ferry Rd. (stop light & McDonalds Restaurant). Stay straight, road turns into Tualatin Rd. before crossing railroad tracks, straight into park, under railroad trestle & park. Boat trailer on other side of trestle by boat ramp. Near 8550 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin, OR 97062.
- Willamette Park, Port.
Hwy 43 which is Macadam south of Johns Landing to Nebraska St., turn east towards the river, enter Willamette Park, R, then L into boat ramp area. $3 parking fee. Near: 6518 SW Beaver St., Portland, OR 97219.
- Willamette Falls & Locks
Meet at Clackamette Park
- Wil. R. Corvallis-Al (Hyak)
I-5, exit #233 (Hwy 20) through Albany, across Willamette River for 2 1/2 miles to Hyak Park on left. From Corvallis, Hwy 20 north to Hyak park on right, 2 1/2 miles before bridge over river.
- Wil. R. Hyak-Bowman
Enter Albany on Hwy 20 to downtown, turn east on 2nd Ave, L on Geary St. which deadends at Bowman park. Meet near boat ramp.
- Wil. R. San Salv-New
Meet at Rodgers Landing, Newberg; Take 99W to Newberg on east side of Newberg, turn south (towards Willamette River & Hoover-Minthorn historic house) on River Street at dead-end turn L down hill to Rodgers Landing. Meet boat trailer near boat ramp at bathrooms. Near 1400 S. River St., Newberg, OR 97132.
Trips that include Transportation, locations
- (T1)Lone Fir Resort, Cougar, WA (16806 Lewis River Road; Cougar, Wa. 98616; (360) 238-5210
I-5 north, exit # 21 (Woodland). East on State Route #503 for 29 miles. On left side of Hwy before Texaco Station in town of Cougar.
- (T2) Sunset TC garage, Beav.: (3-story garage SW Barnes Rd. & Hwy 217)
Meet NW Discoveries van at garage vehicle entrance. (10470 SW Barnes Rd., Beaverton, OR 97225) From Hwy 26 west, take exit 69B (Cedar Hills/Barnes Rd). R from offramp, stay in left lane, L on SW Barnes Rd., then stay in right lane for SW Barnes Rd. -west. L (left lane) into "Sunset Transit Center" at traffic light. From Hwy 217, take Barnes Rd. exit. At traffic light stay straight to go onto SW Barnes Rd. west, L Transit Center. From Hwy 26 E, take Cedar Hills Blvd. exit. L Cedar Hills Blvd., then right onto SW Barnes Rd. east, R Transit Center.
- (T3) Tiga =Tigard, Park & Ride, SW 74th Ave. off SW Pacific Hwy (99W), Tigard, OR 97223
Tigard Cinemas, across from Westside Dance Academy
- (T4) Tualatin P-R, I-5 (exit #290 Durham, Lake Oswego)
P-R corner of 72nd and L. Boones Ferry. From Portland, south on I-5, Park & Ride is just across street at end of off ramp. From the south turn L under I-5, then Park & Ride on left. Meet van at lowest Park and Ride parking lot near bus stop, adjacent to I-5.
- (T5) Vancouver 136th St. & 10th, P-R=I-5 and I-205 Park and Ride in Vancouver, WA
I-5 north of Vancouver, exit #7, Left on 134th St. Right on 10th, Right on 136th, Left into Park & Ride. OR I-205 north from Vancouver, exit #36, Left on 134th St. Right on 10th, Right on 136th, Left into Park and Ride. Van at Park & Ride entrance at intersection of NE 10th Ave. & NE 136th St. across 10th from Fred Meyer store. Address: 1200 NE 136th St., Vancouver, WA 98685.