Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

Linn County Historical Museum closed December 25 and January 1st. Holiday Open House December 26, 27, 28 & 31, stop by for free tour of Holiday finery.

The Moyer House is dressed for the holidays and offering free tours with no reservation required from 11-4 each day.

Green Peter Reservoir Boat Ramps Closed

Visitors to Green Peter Reservoir, should be aware that, due to low water levels, the Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is no longer available for use and Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp is closed for the season. The Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is currently out of the water, please contact the parks office for further details.  Current water elevation information can be found at the USGS website:  As the water level drops at Green Peter Reservoir during the season,  please keep the following information in mind about boat ramp elevations and dock access on Green Peter Reservoir.  Green Peter full pool elevation is 1010’ and low pool elevation is 922’. Thistle Creek Boat Ramp:  The toe (bottom) of the upper ramp is at elevation 980’ the toe of the lower ramp is 919’.  Boarding Floats (docks) are no longer in the water at Thistle Creek.  The lower ramp should remain accessible all year.  There have been only two times in the last 22 years that the lower Thistle Creek Ramp has come out of the water, which was in the late Fall. Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is currently out of the water and unavailable for use,  please contact the parks office for further details. Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp:  The toe (bottom) of the Whitcomb ramp is at Elevation 970’.  Whitcomb Creek County Park is currently closed for the season and will reopen in May of 2020.

Clear Lake Resort Winter Generator Hours

Clear Lake Resort will be transitioning to limited generator hours beginning November 8th. Power will be shut down between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Guests should ensure that all necessary devices are charged during the day. If you need special arrangments, please contact our main office at (541) 967-3917 to speak with a representative. Note: Limited power will not affect the cabin heat source; guests will have heat throughout the night.

Whitcomb Creek County Park Closed for Winter Season

Whitcomb Creek Campground is now closed for the winter season and will re-open in spring of 2020. Thank you!

River Bend County Park - Seasonal Closures

River Bend County Park E, F and G-Loops will be closing for the camping season on October 28, 2019.  These sites will reopen in late March 2020.  The A, B, C and D-Loops are open year-round, with limited water hookups in the winter season.

Cascadia State Park Campground Closed for the Season

The campground area of Cascadia State Park has closed for the season and will reopen in the Spring of 2020.  The Day-Use area of Cascadia State Park is open all year.

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:, 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.

Sunnyside County Park Closing for Season

Sunnyside County Park will be closing for camping on October 28, 2019. A-Row will reopen in late March 2020. B-Row and C-Row will reopen in May 2020. The Sunnyside Boat Ramp and Day-Use areas are open year-round.


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