Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

Linn County Parks Office Closed to the Public

Due to COVID-19, the Linn County Parks and Recreation (LCPR) office, located in Albany, Oregon, is closed to the public.  LCPR staff is still working and will continue responding to parks issues via email and telephone.  If you need to contact the LCPR office, please email your questions and concerns to: parks@co.linn.or.us or call (541) 967-3917.  Our quickest response time to questions right now is via email.

Linn County Historical Museum Closed (3-30-2020)

Due to the Governor of the State of Oregon's Executive Order 20-12 the Linn County Historical Museum is closed until further notice.  Please continue to check this website for future updates.

3/30/2020- Linn County Parks Campground are Closed---Governor Orders All Public Campgrounds Closed

The Governor of the State of Oregon by Executive Order 20-12 (EO 20-12) has closed all private and public campgrounds immediately.  Therefore, all Linn County Campgrounds are now closed to public use.  This order does not prohibit camp hosts or veterans from remaining in campgrounds, nor does it extend to RV parks and other housing.  In addition, in compliance with the Governor's EO 20-12, Linn County Parks will be closing all on-site restrooms that do not have trash cans, water,  soap or hand sanitizer available. The Closure is in effect until it is terminated by the Governor. Users of open public recreational areas must strictly adhere to social distancing guideline.

Camping Reservations & Refunds

Linn County Parks guests that have camping reservations during the closure will receive a full refund.  Please be patient with us as we process the refunds.  If you have questions, please email the Linn County Parks Office at: parks@co.linn.or.us .   We will answer your questions as soon as we can.  Please do not leave multiple phone message at the Linn County Parks office.  Multiple messages will only slow down our response time. The Linn County Staff will begin canceling and refunding reservations as of today, thru March 31, and continue to automatically cancel and refund one week at a time, at the beginning of each week. Reservations made for later dates may be canceled at any time by emailing parks@co.linn.or.us  .  Please include the name of the park where you have your reservation, your name, date of reservation, reservation number (if known) and a phone number.

Take everyday precautions

  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are  touched often.
  • If you or a someone in your party is at high risk, consider restricting your out of home activities since you are more susceptible to illness.
  • Anyone who shows signs of fever, cough, has difficulty breathing, or suspects you may be sick with these symptoms stay home.

Linn County Parks Day-Use Areas & Boat Ramps Currently Open (3-30-2020)

Linn County Parks day use areas and boat ramps currently remain open, however, many of the parks restrooms are closed due to the Governor's executive order 20-12 .  Please continue to check the Linn County Parks website for updates   www.linnparks.com

Camping Reservations & Refunds Due to COVID-19 Closure

Camping Reservations & Refunds

  Linn County Parks will no longer be taking camping reservations for visitors wishing to camp during the months of April or May 2020.  If the Governor terminates the campground closure order before the end of May, we will then resume taking reservations for those months.  Visitors wishing to make camping reservations for arrival dates later in the 2020 year may still do so.   Linn County Parks guests that have camping reservations during the COVID-19 campground closure will receive a full refund.  Please be patient with us as we process the refunds.  If you have questions, please email the Linn County Parks Office at parks@co.linn.or.us.   We will answer your questions as soon as we can.  Please do not leave multiple phone messages at the Linn County Parks office.  Multiple messages will only slow down our response time.   The Linn County Staff will begin canceling and refunding reservations as of today March 23, 2020, through April 13, 2020, and continue to automatically cancel and refund one week at a time, at the beginning of each week. Reservations made for later dates may be canceled at any time by emailing parks@co.linn.or.us.  Please include the name of the park where you have your reservation, your name, date of reservation, reservation number (if known) and a phone number.

LCHM Winter Hours

The Museum is now operating on Winter Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM, closed Sunday and Monday.

Moyer House Tours every Saturday during Museum hours and on weekdays by appointment.

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

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!

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: 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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