RIG & LAUNCH There is lots of room on the numerous grass rigging areas that have been set aside near the parking - as good as it gets. To launch walk your rig down the paths that have been made for that purpose. The wide beach is sandy and rocky and usually littered with rigs - watch your step. The entry into the water is over a rocky, sometimes slippery shore. There's plenty of room to spread out so don't crowd.
WIND Anywhere from 3·5 to 5·0 is common and it can be nuclear on big days. Though sometimes windy in the morning, it typically tends to build and be better in the afternoons. It usually doesn't blow quite as hard as it does at Doug's, but it is just as consistent. Best in summer, but there is also good sailing in spring and fall.
WATER Just slightly over 1/2 mile wide, this long, straight section of river has a moderately strong current and features 2 - 3 foot swells mid-river with chop at the launch. Bigger swells are found in the Wild Bill's / Doug's Beach area just a couple of downwind reaches away.
Take the Rowena/Mayer State Park exit #76 off I-84. Turn north off the exit and cross the railroad tracks. Take a right and follow the road all the way down to park entrance. After you've paid the $2 entry fee - you park in the parking lot. Where else? Just remember, don't drive fast on the narrow entry road — the residents don't appreciate your rush.