Frequently Asked Questions
Open seven days a week from 10am-6pm
Holiday's We are Closed On : Easter Sunday, Memorial Day,
July 4 (open 9am-Noon), Labor Day, Christmas & New Years Day
Retail Store in Located at:
520 Commercial Street
Eugene, Oregon 97402
We are in west Eugene on Commercial Street between West 5th Ave and West 6th Ave. Commercial Street is NOT a through street to West 11th. So, you must take Bertelsen Road north from West 11th or south from Roosevelt Blvd. to get to us. (There is a Dairy Mart at the Corner of West 11th & Bertelsen Rd.) You will turn west onto West 6th Avenue go two blocks to T-Intersection, then turn Right onto Commercial Street - Oregon Paddle Sports is on the Left across the street from Mason Supply. We have a Kayak & StandUp Paddle Board on the front of our store.
Oregon Paddlers Check List
As a boater/paddler here in Oregon who paddles/oars rafts, inflatable kayaks, whitewater kayaks or canoes, and flat water canoes or kayaks.
You will need the following to be Legal on Oregon waters:
One Life Jacket per/Person (on Class 3 water and above you must wear).
It is always highly recommended that you wear your Life Jacket at all times. Children 12 and younger Must Wear Life Jackets.
One Safety Whistle per/Boat
One Aquatic Invasive Species Permit per/Boat (for boats 10ft and longer).
One Throw Bag per/Boat (anyone paddling class 3 whitewater and above).
Remember that most boat launches charge a fee for use of the boat launch and/or parking area.
Things to consider before you go boating.
Do I have adequate skills to do the trip.
Do I have adequate paddling gear to do this trip.
Check the river levels or tide charts to see if the water levels are good for all paddlers in the group.
Check the weather for high winds, thunderclouds and other hazards.
Check with local organizations to see if there are water hazards in the water that you may not be aware of (this is especially important on moving water to whitewater sections of a river). Get maps of the river you plan to plan on ( from local paddling store or U.S Forest Service/ BLM offices.
Leave paddling float plan at home so someone knows where you are going and when to expect you home.
Always paddle in groups of four or more for safety reasons.
Consider carrying a towing system, and hyperthermia clothing kit.
Make sure everyone is wearing synthetic clothing and NOT COTTON.