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Special boating laws are in place for the lower Willamette River from Willamette Falls to downtown Portland (Hawthorne Bridge). These rules restrict certain boating-related activities within certain proximities to structures and restrict the activity of wake surfing. More details are provided in the images below.
Lower Willamette River Rulemaking HistoryInteractive Boat Oregon Map with data layer for local area rules
Video -Rules for Motorboat Operations from the Hawthorne Bridge Upstream to Willamette FallsNewberg Pool Congestion Zone Rules (RM 55 at the confluence of the Yamhill River to RM 26.6 at Willamette Falls)
Towed Watersports Education Program
Lower Willamette River Rack Card
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