If you bring your own boat, there are several places to launch: at the marina across from the market, the public boat launch on Sunset Drive (on the way to Bob Straub State Park), or the “Guard Rail” boat launch which is on the way to Hwy 101 on Brooten Road, about one mile south of the flashing red light. You can also fish from the bank of the river in various locations—a local favorite is at the west end of the Pacific Avenue bridge (the main bridge between the flashing red light and Cape Kiwanda Drive).
+ Nestucca Adventures: On Brooten Road, approximately one mile north of flashing red light on east side of the river. There is a small launch fee to use their ramp.
+ Country Boat Launch: West side of the river on Sunset Drive. There is a small daily fee for launching and parking.
+ Guard Rail Boat Launch: East side of the river, on Brooten Road, one mile south of the flashing red light. There is a small daily fee for launching and parking.