Alton Baker is located right on the banks of the Willamette River, and there are several boat launch areas.  Combined with the free parking this can be a great place to start your fishing trip, or float on the river.  In addition to the boat launches, there is also a manmade canoe canal running through the park.  This is a nice alternative if you want something a little more relaxing than taking a canoe on the powerful Willamette.  The Alton Baker Canoe Canal is also stocked with trout, so it’s a great place to fish without having to leave the city. State Link Resource