This is a fun drive starting in West Lynn and following the Willamette down to Buena Vista and crossing the river three times on three ferries. The tour has 4 legs and rest stops at the end of every leg. Last stop is in Keizer at the Bavarian Social Haus Restaurant.

Bring $5 and $1 bills to pay for the ferries. No credit cards accepted.

Leg 1:

From West Lynn to Canby Ferry to Champoeg State Park (First Rest Stop)

1 h 20 min – 22.8 miles
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/MTVYCbG3b2tL5EXQ8
Scenic: 3-27-21 Leg 1 Three Ferries

Leg 2:

From Champoeg State Park to the Wheatland Ferry to Maud Wiiliamsen State Recreation Site (Second Rest Stop)

1hr 11 min – 26.3 miles
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/1Qumhzo3ZX3nrapw6
Scenic: 3-27-21 Leg 2 Three Ferries

Leg 3:

From Maud Williamsen State Recreation Site through Bethel Heights wine country to Independence to Buena Vista Count Park (Third Rest Stop and Picnic)

1hr 15 min – 39.8 miles
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/vCVse5DnjBhDfGt49
Scenic: 3-27-21 Leg 3 Three Ferries

Leg 4:

From Buena Vista County Park over the Buena Vista Ferry in an east loop around Salem to the Bavarian Biergarten Restaurant in Keizer. (Fourth Stop and Late Lunch)

1 hr 30 min – 44.2 miles
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/o7eoP92mwfE1AzgU7
Scenic: 3-27-21 Leg 4 Three Ferries

Original Date:

March 2021


Last Update:


Starting Point:


Tour Distance:

123 miles in total

Driving Time:

5-6 hours, depending on length of stops and waits at ferries

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