Anglers: Keep a safe distance from dams

A sign visible downstream of Rocky Reach warns anglers about the 400-foot boundary line. Courtesy Chelan County PUD

The orange line shows the area downstream of Rocky Reach Dam that’s off-limits to fishing and recreation. Courtesy Chelan County PUD

WENATCHEE – The area below Rocky Reach Dam is a favorite among anglers this time of year, but please keep a safe distance away from the dam and the fish bypass outfall pipe.

By state law, boats and anglers fishing from the riverbank are not allowed within 400 feet downstream of man-made dams and structures used for fish passage – including Rocky Reach.

The off-limits area is marked by no-trespassing signs and buoys. For safety reasons, all water recreation is prohibited in the off-limits area.

Information about river flows, elevation and boat launch status are available through Chelan PUD’s free Current app, available at



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