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Boater education card

Operators of powerboats greater than 10 HP and youth ages 12–15 operating any sized powerboat are required to have a boater education card. Children younger than 12 may not operate a powerboat in Oregon. Boat renters do not need a card, but must complete the watercraft rental safety checklist.

What to bring

•Personal flotation device (lifejacket) for each person aboard. All children 12 and younger must wear a properly fitted US Coast Guard-approved life jacket while on a boat that is underway.

• Sound device (whistle, bell or compressed air horn audible for ½ mile).

• Navigation lights (use between sunset and sunrise when underway or anchored)


C a l l 911

The Cove Palisades State Park 541-546 -3412

The Cove Palisades Resort and Marina  541-546-9999

reservations 1-877-546 -7171

U.S. Forest Service Sisters Ranger District 541-549-7700

Crooked River National Grasslands 541-475-9272 or 541-416-6640

Portland General Electric

Round Butte Office 541-325-5333

Parks and Recreation 503-464-8515

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

541-553-20 01

Natural Resources Branch

Jefferson County Marine Patrol 541- 475 – 6520

Oregon State Marine Board 503-378-8587

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