New Obstruction on the Lower McKenzie – July 15th 2022


07/15/2022 – Water Obstruction: McKenzie
River one mile downstream from Armitage Park
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to
advise the public of a water obstruction on the
McKenzie River approximately one mile
downstream from the Armitage Park boat
launch. A large gravel bar has formed that
obstructs nearly the entire river width. There is
currently NO navigable channel for power
boats. Those in drifting watercraft will likely
have to exit their vessel and carry it over or
around the gravel bar in order to pass. Caution
is advised if you choose to navigate this portion
of the river.
For the most current information on water
obstructions and safety tips, please follow the
information provided by the Oregon State
Marine Board at
+044.121831° / -123.096022°
+ 389ft

The above Oregon State Marine Board Link is a great resource to utilize. With fires, recent extremes ( super dry – super wet ) trees are an ongoing issue on our local waterways.

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1 Response to New Obstruction on the Lower McKenzie – July 15th 2022

  1. david jensen says:

    Caution if you are putting in at the Leaburg Dam slide. There are many rocks between slide and river channel, and they have been catching boats as level drops. One sank to bottom yesterday when a posse was trying to winch it out.

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