Whitcomb Creek County Park Closed for Season
Whitcomb Creek County Park has closed for the 2016 season and is scheduled to reopen the third week of April of 2017.
Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp Closed
The Whitcomb Creek boat ramp is currently out of the water and will remain so for the rest of the season.  The lower Thistle Creek boat ramp, two miles before Whitcomb Creek County Park, is still open and allowing access to Green Peter reservoir.  Thistle Creek boat ramp is the only access to Green Peter, so is experiencing high volumes of users, especially on the weekends.  Please be courteous and patient with fellow boaters.  Thank you!

Park Location – Located on Green Peter Reservoir east of Sweet Home, approximately 9 miles from the intersection of Hwy. 20 & Quartzville Road

Park Usage – May through September

About the Park

Nestled deep within the luxurious forested setting of Green Peter Reservoir is beautiful Whitcomb Creek County Park. This 328-acre primitive county park is perfect for enjoying spectacular mountain views, bird-watching, sailing, fishing, hiking, camping and water skiing. Bring your jet ski, wakeboard or fishing boat and enjoy the many bays and beautiful waters of Green Peter Reservoir.

Camping Fees and Information

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Please note if you are trying to reserve with in 4 days of your arrival the map will show all campsites not available.

Camping & Vehicle Fees  (Rates are based on up to 8 guests per site)

  • Basic Campsite with no hookups | 39 primitive campsites | $22/night | $4/night senior discount (35 Campsites are reservable)
  • Designated Group Camping Area with 25 picnic tables
    (capacity: up to 100 people) | 1 space | $200/night | no senior discount
  • Extra vehicles Fee| $7/night/car (Extra Vehicle classification chart.)
  • 3-night minimum for Memorial Day & Labor Day holidays
  • 2-night minimum for any weekend and for the 4th of July holiday
  • For non reservation campers please pay by completing the fee envelope at Whitcomb Creek County Park.
  • 35 Campsites are reservable

Changes and Cancellation 

  • Changes to your reservation may incur a $5.00 change fee per site.
  • Please be aware that you will forfeit your first nights camping fee, if you move from your reserved campsite to a first come, first serve campsite.
  • Reservations will be charged a $12 non-refundable reservation fee per site.
  • Cancellations are subject to an $12 non-refundable reservation fee.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 4 days prior to your arrival.

Check In Times

  • Check in: Check in is anytime after 2:00 p.m.
  • Check out time: Check out time is 12:00 p.m.

Activities & Amenities

  • Camping
  • Group Camping
  • Boat Ramp
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Restrooms
  • Hiking
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Swimming

Take a virtual drive through Whitcomb Creek County Park

Click on the links below to view our virtual park tours!

Main Road

Camping Loop

Boat Ramp

The Whitcomb Creek boat ramp is located on Green Peter Reservoir within one mile of the Whitcomb Creek campground. Bring your watersports boat, fishing boat or your jet skis and enjoy the beautiful waters of Green Peter Reservoir.

The Whitcomb Creek boat ramp is currently out of the water and will remain so for the rest of the season.  The lower Thistle Creek boat ramp, two miles before Whitcomb Creek County Park, is still open and allowing access to Green Peter reservoir.  Thistle Creek boat ramp is the only access to Green Peter, so is experiencing high volumes of users, especially on the weekends.  Please be courteous and patient with fellow boaters.  Thank you!

 

Group Camping

Whitcomb Creek Count Park offers a designated group camping area which is located in a separate area away from the main campground.

The group area holds up to 100 people and has two water faucets and a vault toilet facility. In this lush forested area, there are approximately 25 picnic tables for your family meals and plenty of room for families with tents.  There is lots of space to park trailers and motorhomes in the asphalt parking area.

Group area camping rates: There is Non-Refundable Reservation fee of $50.00 plus a nightly camping fee of $200.00 per night. There is a two night minimum stay required on weekends,  all camping and reservations fee are due at the time of the reservation.

Please contact the Linn County Parks Department to reserve the group area (541)967-3917.

Nearby Attractions

City of Sweet Home is located on the southeastern edge of the beautiful Willamette Valley and lies nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range not far from the scenic Oregon Coast. It is recognized as the “Gateway to the Santiam Playground” recreational area.For more information go to: Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce.

The Oregon Jamboree located in Sweet Home is the Northwest’s Premier Country Music and Camping Festival. The Jamboree offers an intimate concert experience. In addition to featured headline entertainment this family style event hosts RV and tent camping, food booths, beer & wine gardens, and special displays. Founded in 1992, The Jamboree is produced by the nonprofit Sweet Home Economic Development Group. Over 400 festival volunteers contribute their efforts to insure a safe and fun experience for all. For more information go to: Oregon Jamboree

Green Peter Reservoir spans over 3720 acres of water and camping recreation. It is operated by the Corps of Engineers and is only nine miles up Quartzville Road from the Sunnyside County Park. For further information about Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs you can call our office at (541) 967-3917.

Larwood and Shimanek Covered Bridges Oregon has more covered bridges than any other state west of the Mississippi. Many of the covered bridges are concentrated in the Sweet Home area. For more information about all the covered bridges in Linn County go to: Covered Bridges of Oregon.

The Sportsman’s Holiday and Sweet Home Rodeo, held in July, this popular event features a professional rodeo, grand parade, buckaroo breakfast, music and dancing, an amusement carnival, and fireworks over Foster Lake. If you enjoy rodeo events like bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling, the Sweet Home Rodeo has them all. For more information about the Sportman’s Holiday and Rodeo go to: Sweet Home Chamber.

The Linn County Historical Museum is located in historic Brownsville, Oregon. Housed in Brownsville’s original railroad depot, the museum holds collections and information representing all of Linn County. The museum also cares for the Moyer House, an elegant home completed in 1881 by pioneering figures of Brownsville. The Linn County Historical Museum and Moyer House are owned by the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information about the Historical Museum go to: Linn County Historical Museum.