From the weekly:
"Private lake," the plaques warn. "Please stay on the steps."
That's right. In a state famous for its public coastline, the only major lake in the metro area is completely off limits to out-of-towners. And except for a couple of swim parks, most residents of Lake Oswego are prohibited from using the lake. That privilege belongs only to the "shareholders" of the private Lake Oswego Corporation, whose exclusivity was safeguarded by an act of Congress in 1976.
What about Critical Swim? A private lake what a load of crap, if enough people went down there they'd never be able to stop us taking this back for the people of Oregon. Ok the water is really nasty so perhaps now's not the best time, but isn't the idea of a corporate owned "off limits" lake something that could spur on some type of action?