Irish Bend Park

Park Description

Irish Bend, located in southeast Benton County, 3.2 miles NE of Monroe and 16 miles south of Corvallis on the Willamette River, provides boat launch access to the Willamette River for non-motorized boats. Boat access is hampered by a sand bar. The site is primarily undeveloped with no signage, parking, water or landscaping.

For access to the boat launching area area, a key is required. There is a $50 refundable key deposit. Deposit is good for one season and can be renewed each year at no further cost unless key is lost and has to be replaced.

Picnicking and swimming is available. No overnight camping or use is permitted due to ongoing vandalism. A parking permit will be issued for each vehicle listed on permit and must be displayed in front window of vehicle or your vehicle will be towed.

Download the Willamette River Guide from the Oregon State Marine Board Publications Web site for detailed river maps and information on trails, public use lands, boating, picnic and restroom facilities along the Willamette River.