Add to My Oregon Road Trip

Just about any place you find on can be added to your own Oregon Roadtrippers Account. Find out how.

Get on the road with Roadtrippers

Roadtrippers Logo

We’ve partnered with Roadtrippers to provide a great way to plan a trip around Oregon. So start planning your next road trip to here, there or pretty much anywhere in Oregon.

The Columbia Slough is a nearly 20-mi chain of narrow waterways and ponds that stretches almost continuously from Kelly Point (at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers) to Fairview Lake in Fairview. Metro and the City of Portland have restored this urbanized landscape so that it now supports river otters, painted turtles, dragonflies, and more than 170 species of birds. The best season for a paddle trip is late spring, when the woods are buzzing with life and water levels are still high. By mid-summer, water levels drop and aquatic vegetation can make paddling difficult. Additional access points to the Columbia Slough include Site P4, and a canoe launch and trail at 166th and Airport Way (next to the Portland Water Bureau’s pumping station) which features a pond with waterfowl, and woodlands that host songbirds. For a longer paddle trip, you can launch at Kelley Point park, at the far W end of Marine Dr (W of P1) from which you can paddle up the slough, or out into the Willamette River. A guide for paddlers and canoeists is available from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council (

Directions to Columbia Slough Trailhead and Launch at 16550 NE Airport Way: From NE 148th and NE Sandy Blvd go N to Airport Way. Turn R on Airport Way. Watch for green sign, turn R at sign and proceed to small parking lot.

What’s around here? Location & Nearby Things to See & Do

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Flag as Incorrect

Is any of the information on this page incorrect?

Sign up for the Outdoors Newsletter

Outdoor news is the insider’s guide to Oregon’s outside. We deliver the scoop on hidden hiking trails, backroad and backcountry biking, pristine rivers, and powdery slopes. (delivered odd-numbered months)

Win a Pendleton Blanket


Subscribe to the Travel Oregon email newsletter and be entered to win a commemorative Crater Lake Pendleton Blanket.

Click here for terms and conditions.

You're almost there!
Click the link in the email we just sent you to confirm your subscription.

Hmm, something went wrong, please try later.