Events – 2018

Detroit Lake Fishing Derby – May 18, 19, & 20
City-Wide Cleanup Detroit  – June (Date to be Determined)
Fireworks over the Lake –  July 7
Annual Detroit Lake Street Festival – July 21 & 22
Detroit Lake Water Ski Show – July 27
Cruz-In at the Lake –  September 8
Cascading Rivers Killer Fang Ride – September (Date to be Determined)
Detroit Lake Shoreline & Riverside Clean-Up – September (Date to be Determined)
Detroit Lake Mud Run – Cancelled for 2018


Detroit Visitor Portal, Bikeway and Day Use Enhancements Project

The Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in partnership with the City of Detroit and USDA Forest Service propose to complete the design and construction of a Detroit Recreation Area Visitor Portal/City Park, trails, and enhancements to the Detroit Flats Day Use Area.

All individuals interested in the proposed project, and representatives from the Federal Highway Administration, City of Detroit, and USDA Forest Service, please follow the progress of the project and provide comments here:



  1. Do you have some free time on hand? The Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association (DLRABA) is looking for volunteers to help organize DLRABA sponsored events. For additional information, contact
  2. City Rules and regulations can be confusing. For your convenience, below is a summary of recently added Ordinances and/or established regulations. Please click here to read the full text to these or any other ordinances.


ORD 246 – WASTE MANAGEMENT RATE CHANGES. Garbage pick-up rates will go up October 1, 2016. See Exhibit A for new rates.

ORD 241 – FIREWORKS. Allows the use of legal fireworks from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM June 23rd through July 4th, and the day of the Fireworks Over The Lake from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM and on New Year’s from 11:00 PM December 31st to 12:30 AM January 1st. However, fireworks may be restricted due to extreme weather conditions. Fine: $500 per incident per day; double for repeat offenders.

ORD 236 – ATVs. Allows the use of Class I and Class IV All-Terrain Vehicles on certain streets located within city boundaries. This Ordinance does NOT allow recreational riding on city streets but rather allows a person to get from point A to point B in an easy, cost-effective manner. Crossing Highway 22 is not allowed per State laws. Fine: $250 per incident per day.

ORD 213 – NUISANCE ORDINANCE. This Ordinance regulates everyday occurrences such as nuisances affecting public health, nuisances affecting public safety, attractive nuisances (a potentially harmful object so inviting or interesting to a child that it would lure the child onto a property to investigate and that injury was foreseeable), debris, noise disturbance, and much more. A few highlights:

  • It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to create, assist in creating, permit, continue or permit the continuance of any noise disturbance with a sound producing device that is plainly audible at any time between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am the following day.
  1. a) within a dwelling unit which is not the source of the sound; or
  2. b) on a public right of way at a distance of 50 feet or more from the source of the sound.
  • No person shall discharge firearms within the city limits. For the purpose of this section, high velocity air rifles and pistols, and high-pressure pneumatic guns of all types, are also classed as firearms
  • Any open vault or privy is prohibited. Chemical toilets used in connection with construction projects are allowed only if required by the Oregon State Board of Health regulations. The use of chemical toilets on private residential property is prohibited, unless approved by City Council for short-term use. The use of chemical toilets on commercial property must have city approval..
  • No person shall deposit trash, rubbish, debris, or refuse, which was generated from a residence or business, into public trash receptacles within the city. Fine: $250 per incident per day.

2015, Oregon Federal Lands Access Program
Joint Grant Submitted 1/30/15 by USFS & City of Detroit

Please see the links below to view a more complete narrative of the grant and Detroit’s Master Park Plan.  Please note that some specifics of the project might change once we are further along with design and determining costs.  There will also be an opportunity for public feedback during the process.  The matching funds will be fulfilled with a mix of local and federal funding.

Estimated Total Project Costs:    $2,013,507.00

Funds Requested from FLAP:   $1,806,720.00

Required Local Match (10.27%):   $206,787.00

To view the complete narrative of the FLAP grant please go to:

To view Detroit’s Master Park Plan please go to:


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