Saddle Dam Boat Launch
When water level allows, this popular launch site provides access to Blue River Reservoir. This natural boat ramp is on an old access road the US Army Corps of Engineers used when building the Blue River and Saddle Dams.
The boat ramp is typically closed mid-October to mid-March or when the reservoir level reaches 1,295 feet. Reservoir levels fluctuate and open/close dates may be earlier or later.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Reservoir and river level information is available from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.|
|Operational Hours:||2023 Seaon: April 14 - September 17|
|Area Amenities:||Boat ramp,Toilets|
|Fees:||$9 per vehicle, per day|
|Closest Towns:||Blue River, OR
McKenzie Bridge, OR
|Passes:||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.|
|Operated By:||American Land & Leisure|
|Information Center:||McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413
Parking space for approximately 15-20 vehicles and boat trailers.
From Blue River, OR, travel 3 miles east on Highway 126 to Forest Road 15. Proceed north 1 mile on Forest Road 15 to Saddle Dam Boat Launch on the left.
Boating Regulations & Boating Safety: Oregon State Marine Board manages boating regulations. Visit their website for boating regulations and safety information. They also have links to information about water levels in the reservoirs.
Fishing Regulations & Information: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife manages fishing regulations. Visit their website for information on fishing seasons and fishing licenses.
Reservoir and River Level Information: From the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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