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Deschutes River Schedule
Deschutes River Motorboat Closure Schedule
(In accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules 250-30-030)
WHERE: From Heritage Landing upstream to Macks Canyon
WHAT: Motorized watercraft ARE NOT ALLOWED
WHEN: Alternate weekends (Thursday through Sunday) 
Note: Get your Lower Deschutes Passes here: http://www.boaterpass.com/ 
Closed beginning the first Thursday through Sunday
on or after JUNE 15 and ending SEPTEMBER 30.
See calendar below for Lower Deschutes Motorboat Closures 2010-2015

Lower Deschutes River Limited Entry

Boaters may purchase passes at www.boaterpass.com or through local vendors (vendor list is on the website).  Frequent user passes, which were available through vendors in previous seasons, will only be available for purchase at the Prineville BLM office.
The Lower Deschutes River is managed under a multi-agency management plan that was written in 1993 and supplemented in 1997 to describe permit system features.  The Lower Deschutes River is managed cooperatively by the: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Parks and Recreation, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Marine Board, Oregon State Police; and local governments, with a single representative for Wasco, Sherman and Jefferson counties and the cities of Maupin, the Dalles and Madras.  The agencies are advised by a working group composed of commercial and non-commercial boating interest and state, tribal and federal agency representatives.
For more information, contact the Prineville BLM office at (541) 416-6700.
The Bureau of Land Management manages more land -258 million surface acres-than any other Federal agency.  Most of this public land is located in 12 western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1.8 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.  The Bureau of Land Management's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureay accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical and cultural resources on the public lands.