2017 ORS 390.615¹
Ownership of Pacific shore
  • declaration as state recreation area

Ownership of the shore of the Pacific Ocean between ordinary high tide and extreme low tide, and from the Oregon and Washington state line on the north to the Oregon and California state line on the south, excepting such portions as may have been disposed of by the state prior to July 5, 1947, is vested in the State of Oregon, and is declared to be a state recreation area. No portion of such ocean shore shall be alienated by any of the agencies of the state except as provided by law. [Formerly 274.070 and then 390.720]

Notes of Decisions

In absence of allega­tions that state or hotel knew of dangerous surf, neither could be held liable for failure to warn. Fuhrer v. Gearhart By The Sea, Inc., 306 Or 434, 760 P2d 874 (1988)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority to issue permit for removal of ocean shore natural products from state recrea­tion areas, (1974) Vol 36, p 807; role of Highway Division in removal of driftwood logs from ocean shores, (1975) Vol 37, p 420

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of constitu­tional pro­vi­sion requiring pay­ments based on govern­ment regula­tions restricting use of prop­erty, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Cita­tions

20 EL 1001 (1990); 35 WLR 183 (1999)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 390—State and Local Parks; Recreation Programs; Scenic Waterways; Recreation Trails, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors390.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 390, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano390.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.