Boaters warned of river blockage

Tree below Bellinger extends across stream’s right channel


February 1, 2024 | View PDF

BLUE RIVER: Trees that have drifted into the main channel of the McKenzie River have generated warnings for boaters to stay away from an area located about one mile below the Brukart Landing. The entrance to a small side channel of the river to the south is also blocked with trees.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is advising people to avoid the area until the hazard can be mitigated by Marine Patrol Deputies.

Officials report there are currently no safe routes through this section of the river - other than portaging (exiting the river) - in order to bypass the hazard.

Coordinates for the blockage are 44.1675, -122.2805.


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