Regulation of the Day 92: Camping at the Beach

In Oregon, it is illegal to set up a tent at most beaches.

A beach would not be my first choice for a place to spend the night. It would be cold and wet, especially in Oregon. Sand would get into all kinds of places I’d rather it wouldn’t.

But is a law necessary? Before the tent ban, was there an epidemic of cold, wet, and sandy people on Oregon’s beaches, who would gladly turn to safer, more comfortable accommodations if only a law would nudge them in that direction?

Or should the Solons of Oregon turn their attention to more important matters?

3 responses to “Regulation of the Day 92: Camping at the Beach

  1. Normally I have a hard time getting worked up about regulation, but this sort of thing really gets my goat! Nothing grinds my gears more than not being able to spend time during the night on government “owned” land. What gives them the right to tell me where I can sleep?

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