Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

McDowell Creek Falls: Majestic Falls trail will be temporarily be out of use.

Alert: The McDowell Creek Falls had a couple trees fall on the staircase in several areas of the Majestic Falls trail. The stairs will be out of use until Friday, January 25th, 2019.

Specific loops of River Bend County Park have been winterized

The E, F and G-loops are closed for the winter season as of the end of October and open back up in the spring for Spring Break. The A, B, C and D-loops remain open year-round. Many of the sites are winterized with the water shut off in case of freezing temperatures, but all of those sites do still have power available. A limited number of sites are left open during the winter with the water still accessible at the site. These sites are C-2 thru C-9, D-6 and D-8. You can camp at any of the other sites in A, B, C or D loops by filling up your holding tank with potable water available near the dump station. Restrooms will remain open year round, but dump station tower will be winterized.

Thistle Creek and Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramps are Currently Inaccessible

Thistle Creek And Whitcomb Creek boat ramps are currently inaccessible for launching due to low water levels in Green Peter Reservoir.

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.

Stayton Bridge Boat Ramp Closure

The Stayton Bridge Boat Ramp is closed due to storm  and flood damage.  We are working with FEMA and the Oregon State Marine Board to repair the ramp.  Thank you for your patience.


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