Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

Boating Access on Green Peter Reservoir (9/18/2020)

Boaters visiting Green Peter Reservoir will need to use the Thistle Creek Boat Ramp to launch boats.  Water levels at Green Peter have dropped to a point where the Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp is no longer in the water and is unavailable for use.  Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is still available for launching, however, the boarding floats (docks) are no longer available at Thistle Creek.

Campfires are Only Permitted in Designated Fire Rings at Linn County Campgrounds (9/18/2020)

Friday, September 18, 2020 11:00 AM Campfires are currently allowed in metal designated fire-rings at developed campgrounds operated by Linn County Parks & Recreation.  Please remember to keep water available to put the fire out when you are leaving or going to bed.  Do not leave the campfire unattended.

Linn County Wildfire Damage Assessment Map

The Linn County Wildfire Damage Assessment Map provide information regarding damage to structures in Linn County from the September 2020 wildfires.

Linn County Parks & Campgrounds Reopening Schedule

  • The Following Linn County Parks & Campgrounds are Scheduled to Reopen at Noon (12:00 PM) on Friday September 18, 2020:

  • Sunnyside County Park,
  • River Bend County Park & Campground,
  • Whitcomb Creek County Park & Campground,
  • Edgewater RV Park, Foster,
  • Waterloo County Park, Lebanon.

Linn County Closes Campgrounds (Updated 9/16/20)

Due to Wildfires in the surrounding area the following Parks and Campgrounds have been closed and evacuated until further notice.  Anyone with camping reservations at any of these facilities will automatically be canceled & refunded in full until the parks reopen.  We are currently refunding reservations through September 17, 2020.  If you would like to cancel reservation beyond this date please email or call the Linn County Parks Office.  We will reopen the parks and campgrounds when safe and appropriate.  Please do not call the Parks Office for updates, we are experiencing a large call volume and it slows our response time down.

  • The following Campgrounds remain Closed Until further Notice:
  • John Neal Memorial County Park (Closed for Season, all reservations will be refunded),
  • Clear Lake Resort,
  • Cascadia State Park,
  • Fernview Group Camp (USFS),
  • Longbow Group Camp (USFS),
  • Lost Prairie Group Camp (USFS),
  • Trout Creek Campground (USFS),
  • Yukwah Campground (USFS),
  • House Rock Campground (USFS),
  • Quartzville Corridor,
  • Lewis Creek County Park (day Use-Closed for the Season) .
  • The Following Parks are Scheduled to Reopen at Noon (12:00 PM) on Friday September 18,2020:

  • Sunnyside County Park,
  • River Bend County Park & Campground,
  • Whitcomb Creek County Park & Campground,
  • Edgewater RV Park, Foster,
  • Waterloo County Park, Lebanon.

Linn County Historical Museum and Moyer House are Closed Until Further Notice

The Linn County Historical Museum (LCHM) and the Moyer House  are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  LCHM  and the Moyer House will remained closed until both museums can safely reopen with adequate protection for visitors, volunteers and staff.

Clear Lake Cabin and Yurt Guests

Guests coming for Cabin and Yurt rentals. We have upgraded our door locks that use last four digits of your reservation # as your door entry code.

Cancellation Fee Changes

Linn County Parks Reservation Cancellation/Change fees have changed

As of 7/1/2020

  • Reservation Change fee $12.00
  • Cancellation of 4 nights or less nights fee......$12.00 plus first nights camping fee.
  • Cancellation of 5 or more nights fee......$12.00 plus ALL camping fees.
More Information....

Cascadia State Park COVID-19 Operations

Cascadia State Park - Closing September 20, 2020 for the year. Please contact Linn County Parks for reservation and further detail.  There will be additional mandated requirements to reserve and use group facilities. When we do open here are some guidelines for visitors to consider:

  • Potable water is now available.
  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • Restrooms are 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 There are additional requirements for use of group facilities.  Please contact the Linn County Parks Office for details at:  parks@co.linn.or.us Further information and guidelines for camping at John Neal County Park are below:

  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • 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.
  • Playground is open but is not sanitized, please remember to sanitize your children after each playground use.

Whitcomb Creek County Park COVID-19 Operations

Whitcomb Creek County Park - Is closing on October 25th, 2020 for the year

  • Boat ramp open.
  • Limited firewood sales.
  • Group camping contact the Linn County Parks Office for further details at: parks@co.linn.or.us or 541-967-3917
  • 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.

  • Restaurant closing dates: Starting September 7th, 2020 the restaurant will be closed during the week, but open on Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 12th. On September 20th, 2020 the restaurant will be closed for the rest of the year.
  • Cabins will be cleaned and sanitized after each visitors stay and before the next visitors use.
  • Public showers will be available for rustic cabin users.  Showers are cleaned and sanitized twice per day.  (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant when using the shower for your safety).
  • The Lodge is staffed and available for business from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • The Lodge interior is open to customers ordering food only. Public restrooms are available in the day-use area, near the picnic shelter (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety).
  • Boat Rentals are done at the back of the lodge, through the service window.
  • Row boats and kayaks will only be available for 1/2 day or all day rentals, no hourly rentals due to cleaning between each customers use.
  • Only boat rental customers will be allowed on docks
  • The restaurant is open seasonally (look above for closing dates). Breakfast is available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Lunch is available from 12:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All orders are currently carry-out only.
  • 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.
  • Use Last four Digits of your reservation # as your door entry code.
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 10 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 - Closing dates:

  • A loop on November 1st, 2020 for the year.
  • B, C loops on September 27th, 2020 for the year.
  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.
  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • A loop open.
  • B loop, group camp open with limitations.
  • 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 open but are not sanitized, please be prepared to sanitize children after playground use.

River Bend County Park COVID-19 Operations

Riverbend County Park - Closing dates:
  • E, F, G loops on October 25th, 2020 for the year.
  • A, B, C, D loops are open year round (without water starting November 1st)
Reservations at this very popular County Park are limited. Furthermore, 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 shelters are open with limitations.  Contact the Linn County Parks office for details at: park@co.linn.or.us
  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • 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 open but are not sanitized. Please remember to sanitize your children after each playground use.

Waterloo Campground COVID-19 Operations

Waterloo County Park COVID-19 Operations - Closing dates:

  • A-loop on November 1st, 2020 for the year.
  • B-loop on September 27th, 2020 for the year.
  • Gazebo 1 and Picnic Area 2 on September 27th, 2020 for the year.
  COVID-19 information:
  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • Firewood sales maybe limited.
  • Boat ramps are open.
  • Group shelters open with limitations.  Contact the Linn County Parks office for details at: park@co.linn.or.us.
  • Limit of eight people per camp site.
  • Playground is under construction.
  • 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.

Cascadia State Park Group Facility Reservations

Linn County Parks and Recreation is now managing Cascadia State Park. The reservation system has been transferred to Linn County. Oregon State Parks is no longer taking reservations for Cascadia State Park's group camping and picnic facilities. Reservations for group facilities can be made by contacting Linn County Parks at 541-967-3917 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm or by emailing parks@co.linn.or.us .
 

ACOE Closes Shoreline Boat-in Camping on Green Peter Reservoir

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) has closed boat-in campsites on the banks of 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 shoreline/banks Reservoir will be required to vacate the area. However staying on your boat on the water is permitted in accordance with Oregon State regulations.  Please contact the Oregon State Marine Board for further details and requirements for staying overnight onboard your boat. If you are planning to stay the night onboard your boat on Green Peter, you may park your vehicle and boat trailer overnight in the boat ramp parking area at Whitcomb Creek County Park.  You will need to pay a $7.00 overnight parking fee at the Whitcomb Creek Campground fee station and put the corresponding fee envelop stub on the dashboard of the vehicle which is being parked overnight in the boat ramp parking area.

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.

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

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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