Marine Board Issues Temporary Rule to Close Portion of McKenzie River

McKenzie River - Coburg, OR


by Oregon State Marine Board
8-11-2021
(503) 378-8587
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The Oregon State Marine Board issued a temporary closure on a portion of the McKenzie River to recreational boating due to the Knoll Fire reaching the riverbank and burned, fallen trees entering the river. 

The closure is from Trail Bridge Reservoir Dam (River Mile 81.9) downstream to the

Frissel Boat Ramp (River Mile 76.1). This restriction is in place through August 20, 2021, or until this temporary rule is lifted.

The U.S. Forest Service is currently leading efforts to suppress fires in the area affected by this temporary rule. The fire suppression crew operations pose a significant danger to any boaters on the river.

Lane County has issued a Level 1 evacuation for nearby residents. A Facebook page has also been created with updates on evacuations and risk levels: https://www.facebook.com/KnollFire/. More information on the Knoll Fire can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7790/.

View the temporary rule notice (250-020-0221).




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