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ODFW to lock Greens Bridge gate in Jefferson June 1

May 26, 2023

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will lock the gate to the Greens Bridge boat launch in Jefferson on June 1. Only licensed anglers who request a key from ODFW will be able to park past the gate.

Call the ODFW South Willamette Watershed District office in Corvallis at (541) 757-4186 for instructions about obtaining a gate key. Anglers will need to provide their full name, contact information and current Oregon angling license number.

ODFW owns and maintains the road from the intersection of Jefferson-Scio Dr and Densmore Rd to the North Santiam River boat launch. Due to drag racing and damage to the road, the gate will be locked earlier than usual. The gate will be locked from June 1 until later in September. ODFW reserves the right to lock or unlock the gate at any time.

The Greens Bridge property was donated to ODFW for angler use, but it is also a popular swimming and picnic spot during the summer. To preserve the fishing opportunity, ODFW only allows anglers hauling boat trailers to go beyond the locked gate during the busy summer months.

Other users and anglers not hauling a boat may leave their vehicles at the parking lot on the outside of the gate and walk in to use the property during the summer.

Also be aware that river obstructions remain in the North Santiam River downstream of the Greens Bridge location and are a safety hazard, particularly to those in innertubes or less maneuverable boats.  Additional information can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/osmb/Pages/Reported-Obstructions-Alerts.aspx.  

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Contact:

ODFW South Willamette Watershed District Office: (541) 757-4186

 
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