It's Not My Fault—I Swear!
January 28, 2016
Yep, it's true. Citations are up in the park, as rangers start to enforce the existing State of Oregon rules for both animals off leash and parking. Pets have to be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times and attended when tied to any trees, fences, rocks or any other object. (And just a reminder, their owners are required to clean up after them.)
Between several confirmed dog bites and other issues, tolerance of roaming dogs has become frayed. You'll need to come up with a REALLY GOOD reason why your special pal was found leashless and roaming around freely, even for "just a few seconds."
The rangers have heard it all, so don't count on your reason being especially creative. Leash up and avoid the $110 fine.
And while you're at it, make sure your parking pass is displayed properly. The rangers are handing out $45 "failure to display" citations now. Watch out if they get really upset. They could bump it up to $110 for "failure to pay."