29th Annual Tualatin River Discovery Day

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Farmington Paddle Launch

DiscoKids paddlers2016 CharFish

Reserve your launch time (9am – 12pm) and rent a kayak or canoe here: RESERVE LAUNCH TIME Boat rentals are only $35! Those with their own boats can participate for free.
If you’ve ever been curious about the upper navigable stretches of the beautiful Tualatin River, here’s an excellent opportunity to check it out. Tualatin Riverkeepers, a non-profit dedicated to connecting community to natural resources and the waters of Washington County, will host its 29th Annual Tualatin River Discovery Day on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Tualatin River Discovery Day is an outdoor event where we introduce you to the majesty, tranquility and beauty of the waters of the Tualatin River. Come with your family and enjoy a safe and easy day of recreation and exploration of the nature right outside your door.
Launching from Metro’s new Farmington Paddle Launch (9665 SW River Rd, Hillsboro), the route will meander through calm shady waters, perfect for a summer paddle trip. Following our Tualatin Tales guidebook complete the 2.5 mile paddle back at Farmington.
The event doesn’t end after the paddle is over, though. The festivities will continue on land where we’ll have free watermelon, nature-art activities for kids, and partner booths where you can learn more about activities in the watershed.
The Tualatin River is built for recreation. Perhaps the most family friendly river in the state, it is conveniently located within the Portland Metropolitan area and is very safe, having such a calm stream flow in the summer that from most boat launch locations it is navigable upstream or downstream and is an ideal environment for children to recreate on.
Thank you to our partners Metro and Clean Water Services.