Boat Operations on Ochoco and Prineville Reservoirs in Crook County
(1)Except on safe take-offs and landings, boats with skiers and other types of towed equipment must keep 200 feet or more from shore. If a safe landing as defined in these rules is not possible, skiers must be picked up by the boat before coming within the 200-foot-from-shore line and brought to shore under the established speed restrictions (5 MPH within 200 feet of shore). Boats towing skiers may exceed 5 MPH to the extent necessary to maintain the skiers in a skiing position within 200 feet from the shore line only when taking off or landing under safe conditions as outlined in this section. However, boats may not exceed the 5 MPH speed restriction, including the take-off and landing of skiers in tow, in the areas listed in section (2) of this rule:
(a)A “safe” take-off or landing with a skier in tow is accomplished by leaving or approaching the take-off or landing site within an arc which has its center at the take-off or landing site and which is not closer than 45 degrees out from the shore on either side. It is not a “safe” landing to approach a landing site parallel to the shore line. Take-offs and landings should be made in a counter-clockwise pattern. A take-off or landing will not be considered safe unless it can be accomplished without risk to the safety of any swimmers or other watercraft;
(b)No boat shall follow behind a skier closer than 300 feet, nor cross the towing boat less than 200 feet, nor alongside a skier closer than 100 feet.
(2)No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed in excess of 5 MPH in the following areas:
(a)Within 200 feet of the shore line (except under conditions authorized in section (1) of this rule);
(b)Within 200 feet of a marked swimming area;
(c)Within 200 feet of a launching ramp;
(d)Within the cove located to the west of Ochoco State Park on Ochoco Reservoir, where the State Park Boat Launching Ramp and county floats are located;
(e)East of a line from the point east of the Ochoco Boat Rentals across Ochoco Reservoir to a spot marked on the south side. Markers are identified as orange-colored and tripod shaped.
(f)Within the cove area where the Ochoco Boat Rentals moorage is located and designated by a buoy south of the moorage and an orange-colored tripod marker on the point of land east of the moorage;
(g)East of a line between two markers across the Prineville Reservoir at a point approximately 1⁄2 mile west of the entrance of Owl Hollow Creek. The shore markers are identified by their orange color and tripod shape.
(h)South and west of a line extending across the mouth of Roberts Bay on Prineville Reservoir, as marked.
(3)No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed in excess of Slow–No Wake in Prineville Reservoir adjacent to the Prineville Reservoir Resort Marina as marked by buoys beginning approximately 500 feet north of the Prineville Resort Marina and continuing 500 feet beyond the perimeter of the marina to a point approximately 500 feet south of the resort boat ramp from May 15 through September 15.
Rule 250-020-0073 — Boat Operations on Ochoco and Prineville Reservoirs in Crook County,