Buena Vista Ferry

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Buena Vista Ferry
Buena Vista Ferry - Oregon.jpg
Buena Vista Ferry from the east landing
LocaleBuena Vista, Oregon
WaterwayWillamette River
Transit typeCable ferry
CarriesWillamette Ferry Street
Buena Vista Road
OperatorMarion County, Oregon
System length720 feet (220 m)

The Buena Vista Ferry connects Marion County and Polk County across the Willamette River in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located a few miles south of Independence, near the community of Buena Vista. The river is approximately 720 feet (220 m) wide at the crossing. The cable ferry has a capacity of six vehicles.[1]

The ferry is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.


In 2011, the ferry was replaced with a new one paid for in part by federal stimulus funds.[2] The new vessel allows the ferry to operate year-round; formerly it only ran from April to October.[2]

See also[edit]

The previous ferry decommissioned in 2011

Canby Ferry and Wheatland Ferry are the state's other two ferries across the Willamette River.


  1. ^ West Coast Ferries Forum: Buena Vista (Oregon) ferry retired, new boat comin
  2. ^ a b Collins, Timm (May 11, 2011). "New ferry passing through soon". Statesman Journal. Retrieved May 15, 2011.[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 44°46′11″N 123°08′58″W / 44.76972°N 123.14944°W / 44.76972; -123.14944