LANGDON LAKE ASSOCIATION
SNOWMOBILE GUIDELINES AND RULES
Do not follow closely behind trail groomers:
It takes one hour after grooming for the snow surface to properly “set-up.”
Always ride in a straight line on groomed trails, spinning and sliding on the trails is dangerous.
Always ride on the right-hand side of trails.
Use hand signals for slowing, stopping, or turning off trails for your own safety and the safety of others on the trail.
Adjust your speed for visibility and trail conditions to maintain safety.
You should always allow plenty of distance to stop for any obstruction or emergency that might occur in front of you.
Do not stop in the middle of the trail:
other snowmobile riders may not see you in time to avoid a collision.
If you must stop, pull to the right edge of the trails.
Always use headlight. Your headlight must be on at all times!
Do not use drugs or alcohol before or during your ride!
Drunk driving laws apply the same to snowmobiles as they do on the highway.
Do not go out riding alone.
Ride in pairs and inform someone where you will be riding and the estimated time of return.
Ride cautiously in Sno-Parks, near cabins and crossing highways.
Please obey the 5 MPH speed limit in snow parks. Remember obstacles, pedestrians, and vehicles can appear suddenly in congested areas. Extra care should be taken while riding within Langdon Lake area.
Remember: snowmobiles are NOT allowed on State Highways!
Snowmobile speed limit for trails within Langdon Lake is 10 MPH. Please be respectful of riding near cabins at Langdon Lake. The speed limit on the frozen lake is 40 MPH.
Avoid “showing off” near Sno-Parks, lodges and within Langdon Lake property.
Look out for those sharing the trails with snowmobiles.
You will be sharing the trails with cross-country skiers, snowshoers, sled dog teams, groomers and
others that may be on the trails at any time;
Slow to 10 MPH,
pass cautiously and do be courteous and congenial.
Avoid the use of loud mufflers, especially within Langdon Lake!
This projects a bad image with Association members and other riders.
Do not ride near Langdon Lake cabins!
Always dress appropriately for adverse weather and remember:
Helmets are required at all times!
Remember: Riding at 30 MPH, at 30 degrees, the wind chill factor is zero! At 60 MPH, at 30 degrees, the wind chill factor is –20!
Always be prepared.
Always carry: extra spark plugs, belts and tools, a shovel, trail maps, drinking water, snacks, socks, waterproof matches, space blanket, compass.
Know the area in which you are riding.
Talk with the nature trail riders.
Check local residents and merchants who will be happy to discuss local conditions, etc.
Remember: locals will be more congenial before you hit the trail than as a rescue party!
Observe and comply with posted areas: (Wilderness fines $250.00 36CFR261.16a).
Just one set of tracks in the wilderness can last until the next snowfall and leave a telltale sign for opposition to motorized sports and a pinpoint for arguments for land and forest service road closures.
Be aware of snow depth and trail conditions.
Please do not ride on muddy trails. Avoid damaging soil and vegetation!
Preserve our trails for others to have fun but leave no trace.
Licensing and Permits:
Anyone operating a snowmobile on public land is required to carry a valid driver’s license or a valid snowmobile permit. Be familiar with public land use regulations, as well as local and state laws regarding snowmobile riding!
The minimum age for driving a snowmobile on Lake property is 8 years old.
Langdon Lake Association
Please be aware that there is no more garbage pickup service until the spring. Please take your garbage with you when you leave the area. Thank you.
Please be advised that LLA Rules and Guidelines Section 6.1 has been revised and updated to read:
“New construction or any material alteration of any structure needs prior written approval from the Architectural and Planning Committee. No improvement shall be commenced, erected, placed or altered on the subject homesite until the construction plans and specifications showing the nature, shape, heights, materials, colors and proposed location of the improvement have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Architectural and Planning Committee. Any and all requests must be submitted to the Committee at least 15 days prior to commencement of the project in order to allow the Committee adequate time for review.”
We encourage you to note the 15 day review period and plan accordingly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
Reminders from Guidelines and Rules Booklet, page 18, Section 20.1 e.1 and 20.1h:
Those homeowners who have docks that have extensions above the dock/deck floor need to flag these extensions with a flag at least 6 feet tall.
Also, snowmobiles are not to run over or use as ramps any public or private decks/dock.
Langdon Lake Association is excited to welcome Lynsey Ring as the new Administrative Assistant for the Association. Lynsey lives in Pendleton with her husband, Trever. Lynsey has lived in Pendleton for seventeen years and has an extensive background in administrative experience. Lynsey is looking forward to being part of the Langdon Lake organization. She is an outdoor enthusiast and loves camping, hiking, paddle boarding and playing in the snow. Please welcome Lynsey to the Association the next time you call the Pendleton office. (see her picture in the photo gallery)
Lynsey replaces Janet Stevenson, who is retiring as of September 30, 2020. She has enjoyed her years of working with the homeowners at Langdon Lake and is looking forward to retirement.
Due to the COVID-19 baseline restrictions that were mandated by Governor Brown for Umatilla County, Oregon, on July 31, 2020, the scheduled August 15, 2020, Annual Meetings of the Langdon Lake Association, Langdon Lake Water Cooperative and the Tollgate Historical Society at Langdon Lake will need to be cancelled.
Two Langdon Lake Association Board of Directors positions are up for re-election this year. Connie Graybeal and Dale Freeman have both agreed to run again for five-year terms. The current Association Board of Directors has approved the process of mail-in ballots for this election. You will be receiving ballots with instructions by the US Postal Service between August 12-15, 2020.
If you don’t receive a ballot by August 17, 2020, please email the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Freeman, President
Langdon Lake Association
Below is a copy of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Regulated Closure Proclamation, which is now in effect.
There are no designated locations on Langdon Lake property for open fires during a Regulated Closure. Jerry has posted the “No Burn” signs at the Kiosk (Gatehouse) building and on Langdon Lake property at the first entrance road just past Woodward Park. The ODF sign is located near the main entrance to the Lake.
Additional terms of the Regulated Closure:
* Mowing of dry, cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
* Non-industrial use of chain saws is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Please read the Regulated Closure Proclamation carefully and share with family and guests.
STATE OF OREGON
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
REGU LATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION
Effective 12:01 a.m., PDT, July 31,2020
By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550, I
hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area:
All lands protected by the Northeast Oregon Forest Protection District and all
forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.
Under this Regulated Closure it is unlawful to be in violation of the following restrictions:
. Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the
water or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.
. Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoalfires, cooking fires and warming
fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the Regulated Use
Closure area are available at each ODF office. Designated locations within the Oregon
State Parks system include but are not limited to: Emiqrant Sprinqs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine
Creek, Hilqard Junction, Red Bridqe, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unitv Lakg.
. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Open fires may be
allowed by waiver through a written order, if, in the judgement of the forester, conditions so
. Non-lndustrial use of chain saws is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following fire fighting equipment is present
with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher.
ln addition, a fire watch is required at least one hour following the use of each saw.
. Possession of the following fire fighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state
highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2 1/2 pound
or larger fire extinguisher.
. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and
8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted
in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.
. The mowing of dry, cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours
of 12.OO p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural
. Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed be a nationally recognized testing
laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2)
Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions.
. Use of fireworks is prohibited.
Aside from these restrictions, also prohibited throughout fire season is the use of exploding
targets and tracer ammunition. Debris burning is prohibited, except in burn barrels for which a
Burning Permit has been issued pursuant to ORS 477.515.
The Forester may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.
These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional
proclamation of the Forester.
Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and
at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.
Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR
Joe Hessel, District Forester
Northeast Oregon District
Oregon Department of Forestry
ALL EMERGENCIES – 911
JERRY SMITH, CARETAKER, 541-429-1580 (voice only – no text)
OREGON STATE POLICE: emergency dispatch 541-276-2121;
Other business: 541-278-4090
UMATILLA COUNTY SHERIFF: non-emergency 541-966-3650;
Other business: 541-966-3600
EAST UMATILLA COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT: 541-566-2311
OR DEPT. OF FORESTRY (Pendleton): 541-276-3491
OR DEPT. OF FISH & WILDLIFE (Pendleton): 541-276-2344
OR DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION (LaGrande): 541-963-8406
U. S. FOREST SERVICE (Walla Walla Ranger Dist.): 509-522-6290
UMATILLA ELECTRIC COOP: 541-567-6414
PENDLETON ELECTRIC (Septic Pump Repair): 541-276-2672
• DO USE SUBSTITUTES FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
• DO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH LOCATION OF GRINDER PUMP AND ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL
• DO KEEP THE LID TO GRINDER PUMP SECURE
• DO CALL THE SYSTEM OPERATOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOURS OR THE NEIGHBOR’S AUDIBLE ALARM GOES OFF. THE ALARM CAN BE SILENCED BY PUSHING THE LIGHTED BUTTON ABOVE THE “PUSH TO SILENCE” LABEL ON THE FRONT OF THE ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL. AND REMEMBER, SILENCING THE ALARM WILL NOT CURE THE PROBLEM.
• DO REPAIR LEAKY PLUMBING FIXTURES (A NECESSITY)
• DO COMPLETELY DRAIN PIPES TO WINTERIZE (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
• DO USE AN ALCOHOL-BASED (RV-TYPE) ANTIFREEZE TO WINTERIZE PIPES IF THAT IS YOUR PRACTICE
• DON’T FLUSH INTO SYSTEM THE FOLLOWING:
SANITARY NAPKINS, CONDOMS, DIAPERS, CIGARETTE BUTTS, PAPER TOWELS, TEA BAGS, COFFEE GROUNDS, KITTY LITTER, EGG SHELLS, NEWSPAPERS, RAGS, LARGE AMOUNTS OF HAIR, COOKING GREASE OR OILS, BATH OR BODY OILS, WATER SOFTENER BACKWASH
• DON’T FLUSH DANGEROUS AND DAMAGING SUBSTANCES INTO THE SYSTEM:
– RV WASTE
– FLAMMABLE OR TOXIC PRODUCTS
– HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
– CHLORINE, CHLORIDES, POOL OR SPA PRODUCTS
• DON’T DRIVE OVER YOUR GRINDER PUMP STATION
• DON’T DIG WITHOUT KNOWING LOCATION OF SYSTEM
• DON’T LEAVE INTERIOR FAUCETS ON TO PROTECT WATER LINES DURING COLD WEATHER
• DON’T USE ETHYLENE GLYCOL-BASED (AUTO) ANTIFREEZE TO PREVENT PIPES AND FIXTURES FROM FREEZING
• DON’T TURN OFF THE MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER TO GRINDER PUMP
IF THE ELECTRICITY TO YOUR HOME IS TURNED OFF FOR THE WINTER, THE WATER TO YOUR HOME MUST ALSO BE COMPLETELY SHUT OFF.
Just a reminder to Langdon Lake Homeowners – The domestic water system at the Lake is not be be used to water lawns. A small horsepower portable pump may be used to utilize lake water for watering lawns. This restriction is found on Page 16 of the Rules and Guidelines Booklet, Section 16.1.
Thank you for abiding by this rule.