Chapter 8.60


8.60.010    Creation of Dougan Falls recreation safety corridor.

8.60.020    Boundaries.

8.60.030    Prohibited activities.

8.60.040    Fires allowed.

8.60.050    Penalty.

8.60.060    Preservation of private property rights.

8.60.070    Discharge of firearms by law enforcement officers.

8.60.080    Severability clause.

8.60.010 Creation of Dougan Falls recreation safety corridor.

In the interest of public safety and in order to create a safe recreational opportunity, the Dougan Falls recreation safety corridor is created. (Ord. 2005-03 (part))

8.60.020 Boundaries.

The boundaries of the Dougan Falls recreation safety corridor includes one thousand feet on either side from the centerline of the Washougal River beginning at Milepost 15.45 on the Washougal River Road continuing north to Milepost 15.75 on the Washougal River Road (Washougal River fish hatchery) and beginning again at the southern end of the Dougan Falls bridge and extending north by northeast to the area commonly known as the “Three Corner Rock” trailhead, inclusive of the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2000 Road. (Ord. 2005-03 (part))

8.60.030 Prohibited activities.

Notwithstanding conduct that is already prohibited by local ordinance, rule, or state statute, the following activities are expressly prohibited within this safety corridor:

A. Use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages (except within county-approved private campgrounds where the private campground has established and enforces rules concerning the use and possession of alcoholic beverages at the campground);

B. Discharge of firearms;

C. Use of fireworks;

D. Any activity including stopping or standing from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise (day use only);

E. Camping (except within the designated DNR campground and county-approved private campgrounds);

F. Campfires (except in DNR-approved fire pits within the DNR campground and approved fire pits within county approved private campgrounds). (Ord. 2017-04, 8-8-17; Ord. 2005-03 (part))

8.60.040 Fires allowed.

Other fires are permitted within the safety corridor only with a local fire department or DNR permit, upon privately owned property by the property owner, and must comply with all regulations attached thereto. (Ord. 2005-03 (part))

8.60.050 Penalty.

Any violation of this chapter is a misdemeanor and the punishment shall be as provided by Section 1.16.020 of the Skamania County Code. (Ord. 2005-03 (part))

8.60.060 Preservation of private property rights.

Nothing in this chapter shall abridge the rights of a private property landowner in the legitimate use of their property within the safety corridor except as to the discharge of firearms. (Ord. 2005-03 (part))

8.60.070 Discharge of firearms by law enforcement officers.

Discharge of firearms shall not apply to law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duty. (Ord. 2005-03 (part))

8.60.080 Severability clause.

If any provision of this chapter or its application to any person or circumstance is declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such declaration shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this chapter or its application. (Ord. 2005-03 (part))