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Public Comment Sought on Restrictions to Overnight Use, Campfires on Segment of Hayden Island Riverbank - 08/01/22

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Department of State Lands is seeking feedback on a proposed rule to restrict public use of approximately 500 yards of riverbank along the Columbia River on the north side of Hayden Island.

The restrictions are proposed between river mile 106 and 107, east of a navigational pile dike and west of the I-5 Columbia River Interstate bridge. The proposed rule would close this segment of the riverbank to all uses between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Campfires and camping would be prohibited at all times. 

The riverbank segment is surrounded by privately owned land and can only be legally accessed by water. If the proposed rules are adopted, the riverbank would remain open and accessible from the water for legal uses during the day.

The proposed rules seek to reduce impacts to the health and safety of the river, following numerous reports of unsafe activities, including unauthorized and uncontrolled fires, threats of violence, abandoned vehicles and shopping carts, and trash.

A draft of the proposed rule is available on the DSL website.

Comment on the Proposed Rule

Public comments on the proposed rule can be provided during an online public hearing on August 15 at 5:30 p.m. Meeting links and call-in information are on the DSL website.

Written comments may also be emailed to dsl.rules@dsl.oregon.gov or mailed to DSL at 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301.

The comment deadline is August 31, 2022.





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