Rogers Landing


(9 acres)

History

Yamhill County leases Rogers Landing from S P Newsprint, Hard Rock Enterprises, and the City of Newberg.

In late 2002, Yamhill County Parks completed major renovations at Rogers Landing. The $1.4 million project was funded by grants from the Oregon State Marine Board. The project began with installation of new flush restrooms in 1992. Over the next decade, the park was overhauled to include an improved access road and expanded parking, as well as a three-lane cantilever ramp, transient tie-up, and debris boom. Staff and volunteers continue to work on riparian planting projects to provide native habitat for wildlife and shade for the river and banks.

Since 1956, the Newberg Boat Club has hosted its annual Memorial Day Boat Races at Rogers Landing. The club organized marathon-style races on the Willamette in the early 1940's and began the current circle-racing format in 1948. The Memorial Day Boat Races are open to the public and entrance is free for spectators.

Directions

From Hwy 99W in Newberg, turn south onto River Street. Park entrance is to the left at the intersection of River & 14th.

Features

  • River
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Water Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Potable Water
  • Flush Toilets

One of Oregon's premier boating facilities on the majestic Willamette River, this park offers expansive parking and a three-lane boat launch. From land or water, Rogers Landing is one of Yamhill County's top recreational resources. Many enjoy strolling the docks at sunset or scanning the skies for blue heron, osprey, kingfishers, or migrating geese. Located on the river's "Newberg Pool", the park is especially popular with water skiers. In spring, fishermen brave the rain to catch salmon near Ash Island, just south of the park. Rogers Landing will be a key stop on the Willamette River Water Trail, a route that will tour canoers and kayakers from Corvallis to Wilsonville, with opportunities for hiking, camping, and exploring along the way.

Rogers Landing Boarding Floats

Yamhill County Parks recently replaced the existing wooden boarding floats at the boat launch site with a new OSMB designed, aluminum frame-style boarding float this past December 2014. It is anticipated that the new design will have a lifespan that is twice as long as the wooden floats.  The boarding float replacement was funded by the Oregon State Marine Board’s Boating Facility Grant Program.  The allocation of funding came from the OSMB Facility Grant Program ($110,544.48), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Sport Fish Restoration funds ($210,300), and a local match ($30,000 cash and $12,148 in labor).  The total project cost was $350,844.48.
 
Yamhill County Parks would like to thank the Oregon State Marine Board, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners for funding this priority project.  Should there be questions about this project, please contact Brett Henry with Yamhill County Parks at 503-434-7463
 

Boat Launch Fees

Boaters are required to pay a $3.00 launch fee for the use of the boat launch at Rogers Landing. The launch fee is in effect year-around, 7 days a week. The monies collected for the use of this facility will be used to fund: maintenance and operation of the facility, minor upgrades and improvements to the site, and build a contingency for replacement of the docks, floats, ramp, restrooms, and other facilities as they reach the end of their lifespan.

Fees are to be paid at the self pay fee station, located near the launch, and the permit must be clearly displayed in your vehicle's windshield. Failure to pay fees will result in a citation.

Annual Passes

Yamhill County Parks is pleased to offer annual passes for $30.00. Annual passes can be purchased through Yamhill County Parks Office. To obtain an online copy of the application please follow the following link: Annual Pass Application. Instructions: 1) Print and fill out the application form; 2) Mail it, along with a check for $30.00 to Yamhill County Parks. It will require 1 to 2 business days for staff to process your application and at that time the annual pass will be mailed to you. Annual Passes are good for one year from the date of issue. Annual pass users must have their passes displayed in their vehicle's windshield.

For more information or to purchase an annual pass, please contact Yamhill County Parks at (503) 434-7463.

Native Plant List

  • Big leaf maple
  • Willow
  • Snowberry
  • Common horsetail

Wildlife List

  • Great blue heron
  • Canada geese
  • Kingfisher
  • Sturgeon

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