A person operating a motorized vehicle or
device on the ocean shore state recreation area must"
(a) Observe all posted signs, including signs
that prohibit the operation of motorized vehicles or devices; and
(b) Restrict speed and manner of operation to
reasonable and prudent practice, considering the terrain, prevailing
conditions, equipment, personal capabilities, personal safety and the safety of
all other ocean shore state recreation area users, natural resources, and
operating a motorized vehicle or device on the ocean shore state recreation
area may not:
(a) Disturb or harass wildlife
or other natural resources, or
Block access, use, or the safe and uninterrupted passage of others on the ocean
shore state recreation area.
Motor Vehicle Provisions:
(3) A person may not use a motor
vehicle as defined in ORS
any area of the ocean shore state recreation area unless the department had
posted the area as open. A person may use a motor vehicle on a closed area only
pursuant to a permit issued by the department.
(4) On an area of the ocean shore state
recreation area that the department has posted as open to motor vehicle use, a
person may only operate a motor vehicle that is registered to operate on public
highways and roads.
ocean shore state recreation area fronting the Oregon Dunes National Recreation
Area and Sand Lake Recreation Area, a person may use an ATV or OHV provided
that the vehicles is equipped with at least the minimum safety equipment as
specified in OAR 735-116-0000
A person may not operate a Class I ATV on the ocean shore state recreation
If the person obtains an
Ocean Shores ATV Operating Permit from the department as provided in OAR
(b) On the ocean
shore state recreation area fronting the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
and Sand Lake Recreation Area. A person may operate a Class I ATV registered in
a state other than Oregon under this subsection.
(7) Unless otherwise posted, a person may not
operate motorized vehicles or devices within the ocean shore state recreation
area at speeds in excess of 25 mph in open sections and 10 mph in closed
(8) A person operating a
motorized vehicle or device must comply with regulatory signs in the ocean
shore state recreation area. All provisions of motor vehicle laws of the State
of Oregon are applicable and enforceable.
The department may have a motorized
vehicle or device towed at the owner's expense if left unattended for more than
24 hours or immediately if it meets one or more of the following criteria:
(a) Blocks or restricts a beach
(b) Is owned by a person
who has been excluded or who is in violation of criminal trespass, or
(c) Poses harm to the beach environment or
ocean shore resources, creates a hazard to humans or wildlife, is a nuisance or
may become a navigational hazard if washed out to sea.
(10) Vehicle operators must have a valid
driver's license in their possession, except at ocean shore state recreation
area adjacent to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and Sand Lake Recreation
Area that are open to ATV use.
A person whose driving privilege has been suspended or revoked may not operate
any vehicle on the ocean shore recreation area, including at ocean shore state
recreation areas adjacent to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and at
Sand Lake Recreation Area.
person may not use any vehicle in western snowy plover-management areas as
provided in OAR 736-021-0090
A person operating an ATV on designated
portions of the ocean shore state recreation area under this rule must comply
with the following equipment requirements:
Flag: All vehicles must display a highly visible red or orange flag when on the
(A) The flag must be displayed
vertically and be at least nine feet from the ground level when the vehicle is
under power; and
(B) The flag
dimensions must be at minimum 8 inches wide and 12 inches long.
(b) Helmet: Operators and
passengers younger than 18-years-old in a Class I, III or IV ATV must wear a
Department of Transportation-approved helmet with the chin strap fastened while
operating an ATV. In addition, operators and passengers younger than 18 years
of age must also wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet with the
chin strap fastened while operating a Class II nonregistered vehicle.
Fuel tank: All fuel tanks must meet the
(A) Must be securely
(B) Must be properly
constructed of industrial material for carrying fuel;
(C) All connections must be secure and tight;
(D) All mechanical fluids and
fuel must be securely contained to ensure no leakages that may affect the ocean
shore state recreation area.
(d) Muffler: All vehicles must be equipped
with a muffler that conforms to the current noise level and defect standards of
the Department of Environmental Quality for vehicles operated off
operating an ATV on designated portions of the ocean shore state recreation
area is subject to the following conditions:
ATV Operator Permit: Operators of Class
I, III and IV ATVs must obtain an ATV Safety Education Card, also known as an
ATV operator permit, according to OAR 736-004-0085
and comply with all the
provisions in OAR 736-004-0085
department shall honor an ATV permit issued by another state, as detailed in
ATV Safety Education Card is valid for operation on the ocean shore state
recreation area if the operator meets the provisions of OAR
(C) These rules apply
to all ATV operators, regardless of state of residence.
(D) Only persons with disabilities and park
employees, emergency personnel or natural resources workers on official duty
that have obtained an Ocean Shores ATV Operating Permit from the department may
operate a Class I ATV on the ocean shore state recreation area.
Placement of ATV Permit: A
person must display his or her ATV operating permits as provided in OAR
Rider Fit: ATV
operators younger than 16 years of age must meet the rider-fit criteria
established in OAR 736-004-0115
Other Vehicle Provisions:
A person may take
off or land on the ocean shore in a powered aircraft, airborne vehicle or other
(a) In an emergency, or
As authorized in a special-use permit
from the department as provided in OAR 736-016