Oswego Lake is managed by the Lake Oswego Corporation (LOC). The LOC is dedicated to ensuring the unique quality of life afforded by our beautiful lakefront environment. Access to an easement on Oswego Lake is a privilege, not a right. The Lake is governed by rules and regulations designed to maintain the safety of all of the Lake’s users and residents, and the protection of surrounding personal property.
Joining an Easement
You must reside in the residence with granted access to be a member of an easement. You can check your eligibility in the address lookup below.
Additional information about each easement can be found at their easement page listed below. You may contact an easement officer directly to setup a tour and ask additional questions in relation to slip availability and fees.
Easement members must complete applications and pay fees to both the easement and the Lake Oswego Corporation to gain access to the lake through the easement.
Easement applications can be obtained from the easement officer or from the link on their easement page (if available). All easement members must also register with the LOC.
The Registration for Lake User form can be found here. Return the completed form with your appropriate fee to the LOC. Be sure to indicate which easement you joined.
Easement Members FAQs
What is an Easement Member?
Easements provide access to property owners in the City of Lake Oswego who have special deeded lake access privileges. Eligibility for lake access privileges to use Oswego Lake are determined by references to historical documents, including the express granting of lake access privileges by Oregon Iron and Steel Company in recorded, real property instruments. Lake access privileges cannot be sold, purchased or transferred.
LOC owns 20 lakeside properties at various locations around the lake to allow eligible easement members to exercise lake access privileges. There are over 3,000 homes in Lake Oswego whose residents are eligible to exercise lake access privileges. Each easement is governed by its own individual set of by-laws and has its own volunteer board of directors. Facilities and rate structures vary from easement to easement. Call the LOC office to get confirmation of your property’s eligibility and to find out which easement(s) you may be eligible to join.
My easement has a waiting list for getting a boat slip. Do I have any other options for getting my boat on the lake?
You also have the option to “day use.” Limitations are:
You must pull your boat from the lake prior to the LOC Marina’s closing time (7 pm nightly during the summer).
The LOC does not have parking for your truck or trailer on the premises.
Boats entering the lake must either have an intact and unaltered wire clip or be decontaminated prior to launch.