Rule Caption: Establish no-wake zone in Holgate Channel of the
Order No.: OSMB 4-2011
Filed with Sec. of
Certified to be
Rules Amended: 250-020-0280
Subject: This rule will set a 5 mph slow-no-wake zone within
the Holgate Channel. Commercial vessels and safety launches accompanying an
organized rowing or paddling program club or school are exempt.
Rules Coordinator: June LeTarte—(503) 378-2617
Boat Operations in Multnomah
(1) No person shall operate a boat in excess of 5 MPH:
(a) In North Portland Harbor (Oregon Slough):
(A) From the east end of North Portland Harbor (Oregon
Slough) to a point 800 yards west of the Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge,
(B) Within 200 feet of a launching ramp, moorage or
houseboat from the east end of North Portland Harbor (Oregon Slough) eastward
along the south shore to the Lower Airport wing dike.
(b) Within 300 feet of the entrance to and in Rooster
Rock boat channel;
(c) Within 200 feet of west shore, as buoyed, between
the southern boundary of Willamette Park Launch Ramp and the northern boundary
of the Willamette Sailing Club;
(d) Within Hayden Bay. The Bay is considered to be all
waters south and west of a line 200 feet north of the Northeast point of Hayden
Island and 200 feet north of the Northwest point of Tomahawk Island as marked;
(e) Within 200 feet of the Oregon Yacht Club floating
home moorage as buoyed (a distance of approximately 1,5000 feet);
(f) Within 200 feet of houseboat moorages in the
Government Island South Channel;
(g) No person shall operate a boat in excess of a
maximum 5 MPH, “Slow-No Wake” speed on the Columbia River south of the buoys
along the northern shore of Government Island in the waters adjacent to the
I-205 Bridge, commonly referred to as Commodore’s Cove, as marked;
(h) Within 100 feet of the Landing Boat Club at RM 15,
(2) No person shall operate a recreational watercraft
in excess of slow-no-wake in:
(a) the Ross Island Lagoon; and
(b) the Holgate Channel from a line extending northeast
from the north side of the Ross Island Lagoon mouth to the east side of the
channel, and to a line extending from the southern (upstream) tip of Ross
Island due south to the Oregon Yacht Club.
(c) This restriction does not apply to commercially
operated vessels including those owned or operated for sand and gravel
operations, nor to safety launches while accompanying an organized rowing or
paddling program, club or school.
(3) No person shall operate a boat in excess of a
maximum 5 MPH, “Slow — No Wake” speed on the Columbia River within 300
feet of shore between the Big Eddy Wing dike and the wing dike east of the
entrance to the Chinook Landing boat Basin and within the Chinook Landing Boat
Basin, as marked.
(4) A “pass-through” zone is established in the south
channel of the Columbia River, adjacent to McGuire Island between the east end
of Big Eddy Marina and the west end of McGuire Point Marina as marked.
(a) No person shall operate a motorboat pulling a water
skier or towed device in this zone.
(b) No person shall operate a personal watercraft, as
defined in OAR 250-021-0020, in continuous operation above 5 MPH in this area,
except to transit directly through this zone.
(c) No person shall operate any motorboat in excess of
slow-no wake maximum 5 MPH speed within 200 feet of any houseboat moorage
within the “pass-through” zone.
(5) No person shall operate a boat in excess of 3 MPH
in Rooster Rock Boat Basin.
(6) The following locations are designated racing
motorboat testing areas:
(a) On the Willamette River in Swan Island Lagoon.
Testing is limited to the hours of 3–6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and
(b) On the Columbia River between the county launching
ramp at 43rd Street and Buoy #18 (NOS Chart #18531). Testing is limited to the
hours of 8 a.m.–12 noon, Tuesday through Friday.
(7) No person shall operate a motorboat on Benson Lake.
(8) No person shall operate a boat for any reason
within any restricted area at any time without first obtaining permission from
the District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, or his duly authorized
(9) At Bonneville Dam.
(a) The Waters restricted to only Government vessels
are described as all waters of the Columbia River and Bradford Slough within
1,000 feet above and 2,000 feet below the powerhouse. The restricted areas will
be designated by signs;
(b) No person shall operate a boat, including a commercial
recreational tour boat subject to inspection and licensing by the U.S. Coast
Guard, within the Boating Restricted Zone located below Bonneville lock and dam
bounded by a line commencing from the westernmost tip of Robins Island on the
Oregon side of the Columbia River and running at a South 65 degrees West
direction a distance of approximately 2100 feet to a point 50 feet upstream of
the Hamilton Island Boat Ramp on the Washington side of the Columbia River, as
(10) No person shall operate or anchor a boat in the
following described zone in Oregon Slough (North Portland Harbor):
(a) Commencing at the northwesterly corner of that
tract of land described in a Bargain and Sale Deed to RHODIA, Inc., recorded as
Document No. 98028586, Multnomah County Deed Records; Thence, along the
northeasterly line of said tract, S 47°46’ E, 513.54 feet to the northwest
corner of the Alexander Brown Donation Land Claim; Thence, along the north line
of said Claim S 48°30’ E, 764.51 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of the SITE
AREA being described herein; Thence, N 29°58’25” E, 133.84 feet; Thence, S 62°44’22”
E, 461.47 feet; Thence, S 29°58’25” W, 227.76 feet to the northeasterly line of
said tract; Thence, along said northeasterly line, N 61°15’ W, 60.85 feet; Thence,
along said northeasterly line, N 52°30’ W, 115.5 feet; Thence, along said
northeasterly line, N 48°30’ W, 291.49 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING as
(b) This area of land contains 2.0 acres (87,008 sq.
Ft.), more or less.
(c) The intent of this description is to describe a
line that surrounds the limits of the sediment cap location, plus a buffer
(d) Bearings based on Document No. 98028586, Multnomah
County Deed Records.
(11) No person shall anchor a boat at approximately
River Mile 7 of the Willamette River in Multnomah County described in
Department of State Lands Easement No. 31530-EA, Exhibit A — Legal
Description — Permanent Easement.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 830.110, 830.175
Stats. Implemented: ORS 830.110
Hist.: MB 23, f. 9-24-63; MB 26,
f. 7-20-64; MB 51, f. 5-3-73, ef. 5-15-73; MB 61, f. 7-26-74, ef. 7-26-74(Temp)
& 8-25-74(Perm); Renumbered from 250-020-0155; MB 10-1982, f. 10-13-82, ef.
10-15-82; MB 12-1982, f. 12-29-82, ef. 12-31-82; MB 6-1983, f. 9-28-83, ef. 10-3-83;
MB 17-1984, f. & ef. 12-3-84; MB 6-1985, f. & ef. 2-5-85; MB 10-1985,
f. & ef. 4-24-85; MB 15-1985, f. 10-18-85, ef. 10-21-85; MB 20-1987, f.
11-4-87, ef. 11-15-87; MB 5-1990, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-90; MB 11-1992, f.
& cert. ef. 9-16-92; MB 2-1993, f. & cert. ef. 2-3-93; MB 13-1996, f.
& cert. ef. 12-4-96; OSMB 7-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-19-98 thru
11-15-98; OSMB 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 6-18-99; OSMB 2-2005, f. & cert.
ef. 1-20-05; OSMB 8-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-12-06; OMB 3-2009, f. 10-21-09,
cert. ef. 1-1-10; OSMB 4-2011, f. 3-7-11, cert. ef. 5-25-11
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