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Newberg Pool Rules

Because of river width, high dock density, and history of high boater use, the Newberg Pool of the Willamette River (River Miles 26.6 to 55) has unique boating regulations. These rules require additional education credentials for all towed watersports participants, restricts certain boating-related activities for distances to structures, and restricts wake surfing. More details are provided in the images below.


Interactive Boat Oregon Map with data layer for local area rules

Towed Watersports Education Program

HB 2352 -Towed Watersports Education and Endorsement Legislation (2019)

SB 1589 -Newberg Pool Congestion Zone Modifications to the Towed Watersports Program (2022)

Lower Willamette River Rules for Boat Operations