Kayaking Clear Lake
McKenzie River, Cascade Mountains
Yes, we do get rain here — which along with snow melt feeds a tremendous number of lakes, rivers and creeks as the water rushes to the Pacific Ocean. The result is some pretty spectacular water sports!
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Life jackets are required by law for all occupants in a boat, raft or kayak. Children under the age of 12 must wear them. The McKenzie Fire and Rescue and the McKenzie River Guides Association's seasonal Life Jacket Lending Program loan life jackets from nine locations along the McKenzie River. So there is no excuse for unsafe boating!
When water levels are low and weather is warm, some still lakes, ponds and waterways can develop toxic algae. This green or colorful scum is harmful to pets and people — please don't swim, fish or recreate in water impacted with bloom.
While this condition can impact any body of water, our most vulnerable and popular water destinations to watch include Fern Ridge Reservoir, Dexter Reservoir, Dorena Reservoir, Fall Creek Reservoir, Hills Creek Reservoir, Cougar Reservoir, Cottage Cover Reservoir, Siltcoos Lake, Golden Garden Ponds, Walterville Pond and Odell Lake. Check with the Oregon Health Authority for current advisories.