Staying Safe on the Tualatin River

Summer is here again! We believe everyone should get out and enjoy the Tualatin River this summer but we want to ensure everyone stays safe. Here are some tips and tricks to stay safe while you play in the Tualatin:

  • Do not drink and don't let your pet drink directly from the Tualatin River or the tributaries.
  • Do not swim in the mainstem after significant rain events. We recommend waiting at least 48 hours.
  • Do not swim in the tributaries.
  • Rinse off after swimming in the mainstem.
  • Do not swim with open cuts or wounds.
  • We recommend wearing a life jacket while on the river at all times. Find out more about boating rules and safety.
  • Water level & temperature information.
  • If you plan to fish we recommend following fish consumption advisories for resident fish in the Willamette Basin.
  • Blue-green algae advisory information.
  • Be careful of log jams and know your own limits. To see where log jams have been reported check Water Report for the Tualatin watershed.

  • If you have questions feel free to give us a call 503-218-2580 or email Ashley at ashley@tualatinriverkeepers.org. Be safe out there!