Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

ACOE Closes Boat-in Camping on Green Peter Reservoir

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has closed boat-in campsites on Green Peter Reservoir.  Visitors to Green Peter should know that overnight camping on the banks of Green Peter Reservoir is not permitted.  Anyone camping on the Reservoir will be required to vacate the area.

Quartzville Group Campground- Closed Until Further Notice

The Quartzville Group Campground located on Green Peter Reservoir and Quartzville Road is closed until further notice.

Lost Prairie Campground on the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020.

Campers, please be aware Lost Prairie Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020. Campers with reservations at Lost Prairie Campground should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 22nd. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • No group gathering of greater than 10, people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thank you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

Fernview Campground on the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020

Campers, please be aware Fernview Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020. Campers with reservations at Fernview Campground should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 22nd. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • No group gathering of greater than 10, people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thank you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

House Rock Campground on the Willamette National Forest Opens 5/22/2020

Campers, please be aware House Rock Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020. Campers with reservations at House Rock Campground should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 22nd. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • No group gathering of greater than 10, people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thank you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

Yukwah Campground on the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020.

Campers, please be aware Yukwah Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020. Campers with reservations at Yukwah campground should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 22nd. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • No group gathering of greater than 10, people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thank you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

Willamette National Forest- Trout Creek Campground Opens 5/22/2020

Campers, please be aware Trout Creek Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/22/2020. Campers with reservations at Trout campground listed above should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 22nd. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • No group gathering of greater than 10, people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thanks you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

Longbow Organizational Camp-Closed Until Further Notice

Longbow Organizational Group Camp on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest is closed until further notice.

Cascadia State Park COVID-19 Operations

Cascadia State Park Campground is closed until we receive permission from Oregon State Parks to open.  Day use area opens 5/15/2020 for walk-in use. When we do open here are some guidelines for visitors to consider:

  • Small parking lot open for day use walk-in use only.
  • No potable water  available.
  • Camping remains closed.
  • No group camping (until further notice).
  • Group shelters are closed.
  • Showers are closed.
  • Vault restroom is open and will be cleaned and disinfected once a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others..
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots

John Neal Memorial County Park COVID-19 Operations

John Neal Memorial County Park No Group Camping until further notice. Further information and guidelines for camping at John Neal County Park are below:

  • Showers are closed.
  • Limit of eight people staying at a camp site.
  • Restrooms will be open, cleaned and disinfected two times a day.  (Please Bring your own soap and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.

Whitcomb Creek County Park COVID-19 Operations

Whitcomb Creek County Park Opening on 5/22/2020 taking online reservations at Linnparks.com Located on Green Peter Reservoir, the Whitcomb Creek campground has been recently expanded to provide a truly great camping experience.

  • Boat ramp open.
  • Limited firewood sales.
  • Group camping closed (until further notice).
  • Campsites are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lot.

Edgewater  RV Park and Marina COVID-19 Operations

Edgewater RV Campground and Marina operations during COVID-19

  • Limited ice and firewood sales.
  • RV park open for online reservations.
  • Marina opens May 15, 2020.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary to keep the campground open.

Clear Lake Resort Partial Opening

Linn County Parks has partially reopened Clear Lake Resort.  Visitors to Clear Lake should keep the following information in mind when planning a trip to the Resort.

  • Only modern cabins (with restrooms and showers) will be rented. Rustic cabins will not be available at this time and reservations will be canceled for rustic cabins through 6/14/2020.
  • Public showers in the shower house are closed until further notice.
  • The Lodge interior is closed to customers, public restrooms are available in the day-use area, near the picnic shelter.  (Please Bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety).
  • The restaurant is currently closed and there is no food service available.
  • Row boats and kayaks will only be available for 1/2 day or all day rentals, no hourly rentals due to cleaning between customers.
  • Only boat rental customers will be allowed on docks
  • Day use restrooms and shower house restrooms available for day use visitors.  (Please Bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety)
  • Trail around Clear Lake is open.
  • Picnic Shelter is closed.
To Help us  keep Clear Lake Resort open please remember to adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the resort open.
  • No group gathering of greater than 25 people.
  • Wear protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after using any public facility or equipment in the park
  • Sharing of food, buffet or potluck style, is not recommended.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.

Sunnyside County Park Campground COVID-19 Operations

Sunnyside County Park

Open Date, Monday 5/11/2020 Located on Foster Lake, Sunnyside has the largest campground in our system with day use facilities, a boat ramp and moorage available.
  • Boat ramp is open.
  • Firewood and ice sales maybe limited.
  • Group Camp and group shelters are closed (until further notice).
  • Showers are closed.
  • A loop open, (online reservations) until further notice.
  • B loop, group camp closed.
  • C loop open, as first come first serve, however some sites may be reserved or restricted due to physical distancing.
  • Campsite are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety.)
  • Please remember to stay 6' apart at all times, physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, campsites and parking lots.
  • Playgrounds are closed (we are unable to keep them sanitized).

River Bend County Park COVID-19 Operations

River Bend County Park Open Date, Monday 5/11/2020 Reservations at this very popular County Park are limited.  During the COVID-19 closure we have been canceling reservations (up until now) on a week-by-week basis.  Reservations for this park can be made four days in advance. Please keep the following information in mind:

  • Firewood and ice sales may be limited.
  • Loops A,B,C,D,E and F with some restrictions are open.
  • G loop is open.  Campers must abide by physical distancing requirements (group fire ring area will remain closed).
  • Group shelters are closed (until further notice).
  • Public showers are closed.
  • Campsites are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned and disinfected twice a day.  (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • "New this season" RV dump station charge of $5.00 per RV (credit card only).
  • Please remember to stay 6' apart at all times, physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, campsites and parking lots.
  • Playgrounds are closed (we are unable to keep them sanitized).

Waterloo Campground COVID-19 Operations

Waterloo County Park Campground Opening Date, Monday 5/11/2020

  • A-loop Open
  • B-loop opens 5/22/2020
  • Showers are closed.
  • Firewood sales maybe limited.
  • Boat ramps are open.
  • Groups shelters are closed (until further notice).
  • Limit of eight people per camp site.
  • Playground is closed (we are unable to keep it sanitized).
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please Bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.

Linn County Campgrounds Opening Details

Help Us Keep Parks & Campgrounds Open....

By Keeping Everyone Safe

Linn County Parks is Happy to Announce That We Are Welcoming Campers Back to Our Campgrounds

 
The Linn County Parks & Recreation (LCPR) staff is working diligently to open our campgrounds. Campground openings will need to occur in phases so we can safely open facilities with adequate staffing.  Please keep in mind that in order for us to keep the campgrounds open, visitors will need to adhere to physical distancing guidelines by remaining 6 feet apart, wearing masks as appropriate, and limiting group gatherings to 10 or less people.  Please see the information below for details about individual park and campground openings. Camping Reservation Information LCPR’s reservation system allows you to book reservations up to one year in advance of your visit.  Many of our parks have had reservations booked since last year.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 closure, we have been cancelling reservations on a week-by-week basis.  In order to reopen the campgrounds, we have had to modify our system for making reservations.  The reservation system we use is live with open spots indicated as shown on the map.
  •  The quickest way to make a reservation is to book online at https://linnparks.com/parks/find-a-location/. If you are a frequent visitor, please consider creating an account in our reservation system, which will save you time in managing your reservations.
  • If you are unable to book online, please email us at parks@co.linn.or.us.  Our goal is to respond as quickly as possible, often within minutes during the regular workday.  Please keep in mind that we can only provide information related to the Linn County Parks System.
  • You can also call the Linn County Parks office at 541-967-3917, however, response times may be delayed.  Please leave a voicemail, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please do not leave multiple voice mails as this slows down response time.

    Here Is The Latest Information Regarding Specific Parks and Campgrounds:

 
River Bend County Park Open Date, Monday 5/11/2020 Reservations at this very popular County Park are limited.  During the COVID-19 closure we have been canceling reservations (up until now) on a week-by-week basis.  Reservations for this park can be made four days in advance. Please keep the following information in mind:
  • Firewood and ice sales may be limited.
  • All campground loops at River Bend County Park are open.
  • G loop is open.  Campers must abide by physical distancing requirements (group fire ring area will remain closed).
  • Group shelters are closed (until further notice).
  • Public showers are closed.
  • Campsites are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned and disinfected twice a day.  (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • "New this season" RV dump station charge of $5.00 per RV (credit card only).
  • Please remember to stay 6' apart at all times, physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, campsites and parking lots.
  • Playgrounds are closed (we are unable to keep them sanitized).

Sunnyside County Park

Open Date, Monday 5/11/2020 Located on Foster Lake, Sunnyside has the largest campground in our system with day use facilities, a boat ramp and moorage available.
  • Boat ramp is open.
  • Firewood and ice sales maybe limited.
  • Group Camp and Shelters are closed (until further notice).
  • Showers are closed.
  • A loop open, (online reservations) until further notice.
  • B loop, group camp closed.
  • C loop open, as first come first serve, however some sites may be reserved or restricted due to physical distancing.
  • Campsite are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety.)
  • Please remember to stay 6' apart at all times, physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, campsites and parking lots.
  • Playgrounds are closed (we are unable to keep them sanitized).

Clear Lake Resort

Clear Resort has Partially Re-opened.  Here are the details of  the limited opening:
  • Only modern cabins (with restrooms and showers) will be rented. Rustic cabins are not available at this time.
  • Public showers in shower house are closed.
  • Lodge interior is closed to customers
  • Restaurant is closed, there is no food service.
  • Row boats and kayaks will only be available for 1/2 day or all day rentals (no hourly rentals), due to cleaning between customers.
  • Only boat rental customers will be allowed on docks
  • Day use restrooms and shower house restrooms available for day use visitors.  (Please Bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety.)
  • Trail around Clear Lake is open.
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the resort open.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.
Waterloo County Park Open Date, Monday 5/11/2020 Located just outside Lebanon; this open space park is very popular with the locals.
  • Firewood sales maybe limited.
  • Some campsites are closed.
  • Boat ramps are open.
  • Groups shelters are closed (until further notice).
  • Showers are closed.
  • Limit of eight people per camp site.
  • Playground is closed (we are unable to keep it sanitized).
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please Bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.
Edgewater  RV Park and Marina Our only full service RV park and marina is located on Foster Reservoir.  Please make reservations at: www.linnparks.com
  • Limited ice and firewood sales.
  • RV park open for online reservations.
  • Marina is open.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary to keep the campground open.
Whitcomb Creek County Park Opening on 5/22/2020 taking online reservations at www.linnparks.com Located on Green Peter Reservoir, the Whitcomb Creek campground has been recently expanded to provide a truly great camping experience.
  • Boat ramp open.
  • Limited firewood sales.
  • Group camping and some additional campsites are closed, until further notice.
  • Campsites are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lot.
John Neal Memorial County Park No Group Camping until further notice. Please consider  the following guidelines and information:
  • Showers are closed.
  • Limit of eight people staying at a camp site.
  • Restrooms will be open, cleaned and disinfected two times a day.  (Please Bring your own soap and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.
Cascadia State Park Campground is closed until we receive permission from Oregon State Parks to open.  Day use area opened on 5/15/2020 for walk-in use. Important guidelines to consider when visiting:
  • Small parking lot open for day use walk-in use only.
  • No potable water  available.
  • Camping remains closed.
  • No group camping (until further notice).
  • Group shelters are closed.
  • Showers are closed.
  • Vault restroom is open and will be cleaned and disinfected once a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others..
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots
Most Linn County Parks day use and boat ramps are or will be open no later than 5/15/2020.  However, Clear Lake Resort remains closed.  Linn County Parks restrooms located at waysides and day use areas are available, however soap and hand sanitizer may not be available. Please remember restrooms are only as clean as the last person that uses it.
 

River Bend RV Dump Station Fee

Visitors to River Bend County Parks should be aware that there is a $5.00 fee for use of the RV dump station at the Park.  River Bend, Sunnyside and Waterloo County Park's waste water systems are operated under a permit from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  In order to meet DEQ permit requirements it was necessary for Linn County  to make improvements to the River Bend waste water treatment system. The highly concentrated waste strength and flow volume from the RV dump was determined to be the main problem with the system.  The RV dump station fee will be used to offset the cost of operations and improvements of the waste water system.  We are experiencing similar issues at Sunnyside County Park, which will need to be addressed in the near future. Due  to permit flow limitations only campers registered at the park with an RV dump station are permitted to use that parks dump station. For further information about this issue please contact the Linn County Parks Office at (541) 967-3917 or Email: parks@co.linn.or.us

The USFS parks are closing for the camping season.

Park Closures:

Cascadia Soda Springs Trail Closure

The Soda Springs Trail at Cascadia State Park is closed indefinitely due to winter storm damage. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Cascadia State Park Group Facility Reservations

Linn County Parks and Recreation is now managing Cascadia State Park. The reservation system is being transferred to Linn County. Oregon State Parks is no longer taking reservations for Cascadia State Park's group camping and picnic facilities. Linn County will begin taking reservations for Cascadia's group facilities May 13, 2019 at 8:30am by phone at 541-967-3917. Reservations can be made over the phone Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
 

Become a Volunteer Camp Host

  Volunteer Camp Hosts Needed. Linn County Parks Department is seeking enthusiastic people to live in a variety of our parks to help with customer service, general campground work, and park security. Camp Hosts live in the parks as a condition of the position. The Camp Host application can be found here: Volunteer Camp Host Application. Please mail to: 3010 Ferry Street SW, Albany, Oregon 97322. Applications are also accepted be email or fax. Email: parksjobs@co.linn.or.us, Fax: (541) 924-6915. They perform the following services for the Parks Department: Volunteer Camp Host Description - Sunnyside County Park, Waterloo County Park, River Bend County Park, John Neal County Park, & Whitcomb Creek County Park.

 

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