ORS 830.180¹
Use of motors prohibited on certain lakes
  • exceptions

No person, other than the Department of State Police and governmental agencies of this state and the federal government having jurisdiction over the following described waters, shall use a motor for propelling a boat or for any purpose on the following named waters of this state located in the counties named:


Counties Lakes, Reservoirs and Rivers

Clackamas Trillium Lake

Deschutes Charlton, Devils, Irish, Lucky,

North and South Twin, Taylor,

Three Creek and Todd Lakes

Douglas Opal and Timpanagos Lakes

Hood River Lost Lake

Jackson Squaw Lakes

Jefferson Horseshoe, Dark and Olallie

Lakes, and on that portion of

the Deschutes River between

Pelton Dam and the Wasco

County line

Lane Gold Lake

Linn Clear Lake

Marion Breitenbush Lake

Wasco Frog Lake, and on that portion

of the Deschutes River

bordering the Warm Springs

Indian Reservation


[Formerly 488.610]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors830.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­830ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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