Oregon Whitewater Association

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It will be up to you the OWA member if you want to be part of the group.  You will need a Facebook account, and go to the Facebook group page and request to join.  Membership to OWA includes all the members in the household.  Any one of the members can request to join the Facebook group page
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Mission Statement

The Oregon Whitewater Association brings private boaters together for the enjoyment of whitewater boating.

Our vision is to promote whitewater safety and training for all of our membership in an effort to provide safety awareness and confidence when executing river rescue skills. OWA is the community of choice where fun and river adventures thrive and where people and rivers connect.

OWA Trip Reports

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Submitted by Marla Craft As new members of OWA, my husband Scott (his birthday) and I signed up for boating 101.  He was hopi…
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River Safety Training Submitted by Johnny Besancon Anyone from Oregon will agree that April is the perfect time of year for a…
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The perfect maiden voyage with OWA… Pre-Trip: The spring break trip started out a day early. I emailed asking if anyone wan…
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2017 Wilson River

Mar 12, 2017
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Those that boat with me often know that I try to do a yearly Wilson river float ever since my first run on the 2013 OWA trip. In…
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Upcoming Events

McIver State Park to Barton Park ~ Lower Clackamas River
Apr 17th - All Day
Rescue Skills Training 101 Trip ~ Where: McIver Park on the Lower Clackamas River ~ Dates: April 17, 2021 (Sunday)
Minam Bar
May 07th - May 09th - All Day
Minam Bar to Heller Bar, 90 miles in 3 days on the Grande Ronde, Class II to III (-IV)
North Umpqua River
May 20th - May 23rd - All Day
2021 Upper North Umpqua Trip, class III (IV) ~ Joint weekend sponsored by OWA and NWRA at Horseshoe Bend Campground on Thursday, May 20th thru Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
McKenzie River
Jun 24th - Jun 27th - All Day
2021 McKenzie River Weekend, Class II-III+, Thursday, June 24th to Sunday, June 27th, 2021
Hell's Canyon Dam
Sep 11th - Sep 14th - All Day
Hells Canyon Section from the Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing approximately 32 miles. 4 Days, 3 Nights trip with a few Class IV Rapids.
Northwest Geology - Past and Future Events of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Landslides and Flooding. Speaker - Scott Burns (Portland State Geologist)