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There are special laws for operating your boat in the Lower Willamette River (from the Hawthorne Bridge to Willamette Falls). Certain activities are not allowed, and others must keep specific distances from structures. See the graphics below for details.
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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