Lane County Parks Rules 
Park Rules
Parks Division
Lane County Department of Public Works

These rules are designed to help you have a safe and enjoyable visit while protecting our park resources and ensuring enjoyable use of the park by others. Please follow these rules while you relax and have fun in Lane County Parks.

Parking Fee:  All vehicles subject to year-round parking fee.  Picnic reservations and Special Use Permits do not include parking.  If you would like to purchase Group Admission Passes in advance please call the Parks Office at 541-682-2000.

Fires: Fires and disposal of charcoal are allowed only in the BBQ pits provided. Portable cooking stoves may be used in a safe manner and so as not to cause damage to park facilities. Fires must not be left unattended and must be completely extinguished prior to departure.

Weapons: No person may use any weapon capable of harming persons, wildlife, or property.

Hunting and Fishing: Hunting or trapping of game or non-game animals is not permitted. Fishing is permitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Destruction of Property: No person may destroy or damage anything contained within a Lane County park nor remove any item or substance from a Lane County park.

Sales: No person may operate a concession or engage in the business of advertising, soliciting, or selling any goods or services.

Vehicle Operation and Parking: All vehicles, including motorcycles and trailers, must be parked in designated parking spaces. Vehicles, including motor, trail and mountain bikes, ORVs and ATVs, must be operated only on roads and parking lots. Vehicles are not allowed over curbs, on grass or in picnic areas. Maximum speed is 15 mph.

Garbage and Litter: All trash, garbage or other refuse must be placed in the receptacles provided. Dumping of household garbage is prohibited.


Dogs and Other Pets: Must be kept on a leash under six feet in length and must not be permitted to run at large. Pet owner is responsible for disposing of any wastes produced by the pet.

Horses: Permitted only on roadways or designated equestrian trails.

Creating a Disturbance: Radios, tape decks, car stereos, or other sound producing devices must be operated so as not to be plainly audible from a distance of 50 feet.

Swimming: Swimming, wading, or other water play is not permitted in areas posted "No Swimming". Sunbathing is not permitted on boat courtesy docks.

Closed Areas: No person may enter any Lane County park or portion thereof which has been closed to public access. No person may operate a vehicle in any Lane County park or portion thereof which has been closed to vehicles.

Camping: Camping or overnight parking is permitted only in designated campgrounds up to 14 days in any 30 day period.

After Hours: No person may enter or remain in any Lane County park Day Use Area between the closing time and the opening time (typically dusk to dawn).   The exception is moorage holders and/or their guests may remain on their boats after hours.

Alcoholic Beverages: Serving alcoholic beverages to minors or to persons who are visibly intoxicated is contrary to State Law. Selling of alcohol is prohibited.  Individuals of legal drinking age may consume alcohol unless it is specifically prohibited in that park.

Special Use Permits: If you wish to engage in an activity that is contrary to the rules above, you may apply for a Special Use Permit that will be reviewed by Parks staff and may be permitted with specific written authorization. Permits are also required for special events and special uses of the park areas. For additional information, please call Lane County Parks at (541)682-2000.

These rules are contained in the Lane Code, Sections 6.500 - 6.800.
Park Rangers have the authority to write citations for non-compliance with these rules.