Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

Linn County Parks -June 2022 Newsletter!

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Sunnyside County Park - C Loop Temporary Closure and Restroom Project

Due to the construction of a new restroom, at Sunnyside County Park - C-Loop, the loop will be closed to camping until May 27th.   The C-Loop will also be closed to camping between June 6 and June 10.  LCPR will have temporary showers and additional chemical toilet available until the restroom & showers are ready for use.

Green Peter Reservoir - Thistle Ck. and Whitcomb Ck. Boat Ramps Are Open & Docks are in the Water

Boaters visiting Green Peter Reservoir will be please to know that the Thistle Creek Boat Ramp and the Whitcomb Creek Boat ramp are open and available for boat launching.  The boarding floats (docks) at both boat ramps are also in the water. The water level at Green Peter Reservoir needs to be at elevation 922' or higher for the Thistle Creek boat ramp to remain open and elevation 974' or higher at the Whitcomb Creek boat ramp.  

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Linn County Parks & Recreation is recruiting to fill open positions at Clear Lake Resort.

Linn County Parks & Recreation is currently recruiting for Assistant Park Rangers, Guest Service Staff and Cooks for Clear Lake Resort.  Please visit to view the complete job announcement.

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 except at the Upper Whitcomb Boat-in Camp Area managed by Linn County Parks.    Boat-in camping is not permitted  anywhere else along the shoreline of Green Peter Reservoir.  Anyone camping on the shoreline/banks of the Reservoir will be required to vacate the area. Boater may also stay overnight on your boats on the water 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 or at the Upper Whitcomb Creek Boat-in Camp Area, you may park your vehicle and boat trailer overnight in the boat ramp parking area at Whitcomb Creek County Park.  You will need to make reservation and pay a $15.00 overnight camping/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.

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.


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