Originally Posted by Caleb125
I'm sure this topic has been brought up tons of times on here but I am heading out to the PNW this weekend to visit some colleges and I really want to find a park n play. I will be in Tacoma, Washington first, then Eugene, Oregon, then Portland, Oregon. Are there any play parks within 30 minutes of these places that are running well right now? If so where would I be able to demo a boat for a couple of hours?
Bob's hole is near Portland(more than 30 minutes though). You can Demo a boat from Next Adventure
, and they even run shuttle for free on Wednesdays (Carnage and Confidence runs).
Spencer's Hole is Between Portland and Eugene (a little of the beaten path) on the North Santiam River. No place to demo anywhere near here, but Sam Drevo's company
runs this stretch commercially and may have a rental/demo available. I'm not sure at what flows it is best, but it seems like I run over more dirtbags in my raft at about 1200 cfs.
I don't know about Park and Play near Eugene, but the McKenzie river is long and I'm sure there is something running, call some of the outfitters and ask.