Oregon Bulletin

December 1, 2013

Department of State Lands, Chapter 141

Rule Caption: Add a new rule restricting public recreational use on state-owned land at Jones Beach.

Adm. Order No.: DSL 3-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 11-12-2013

Certified to be Effective: 12-1-13

Notice Publication Date: 5-1-2013

Rules Adopted: 141-088-0190

Subject: This rulemaking will amend the Department’s public recreational use rules relative to state-owned land at Jones Beach, in Columbia County. On April 9, 2012 the Department received a petition for rulemaking from Mr. Scott Fraser, pursuant to ORS 183.390 and OAR 137-001-0070. The petition sought adoption of a rule closing Jones Beach to overnight uses and limiting use of all-terrain vehicles to specific times and days. The petition asserted that use of motorized vehicles within the wetted river channel “poses a significant risk of harm and damage to the natural resource of the land and to the public.” The Department recommended to the State Land Board that it grant the petition and authorize the Department to initiate rulemaking to impose restrictions on the public recreational use of state-owned land at Jones Beach as part of the Department’s rules on “Public Recreational Use of State-Owned Property” found in Oregon Administrative Rules at OAR 141-088. The State Land Board approved this request at the June 12, 2012 meeting.

Rules Coordinator: Tiana Teeters—(503) 986-5239


Restrictions for the State-Owned Property at Jones Beach (Columbia River)

All state-owned land that is under the jurisdiction of the Department in the area known as Jones Beach, between Columbia River Mile 46.0 and Columbia River Mile 48.0, lying north of River Front Road, in Sections 33 and 34, Township 8 North, Range 5 West, in Columbia County, Oregon, is closed to:

(1) All uses between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the year, and

(2) All-terrain vehicles as defined in ORS 801.190–.194 throughout the year. Excepted from these restrictions are Government-owned vehicles on official business, street legal class II all-terrain vehicles during open use hours, public and private vehicles performing company business, vehicles involved in rescue or emergency activities, district authorized persons and landowners inspecting or maintaining levees and fences.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 273 & 274

Stats. Implemented: ORS 273& 274

Hist.: DSL 3-2013, f. 11-12-13 cert. ef. 12-1-13

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