Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

Linn County Parks & Campgrounds Seasonal Opening (Updated 3/22/2021)

  • The Following Campgrounds & Parks will Open for the Season:

  • Cascadia State Park, (Campground Opens on (TBD) for Season)
  • Fernview Group Camp (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/7/21 for Season)
  • Longbow Group Camp (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/7/21 for Season)
  • Lost Prairie Group Camp (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/7/21 for Season)
  • Trout Creek Campground (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/14/21 for Season)
  • Yukwah Campground (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/7/21 for Season)
  • House Rock Campground (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/7/21 for Season)
  • Lewis Creek County Park, (Campground Opens on (TBD) for Season)
  • Whitcomb Creek County Park & Campground.(Campground Opens on 4/16/2021 for Season)
  • John Neal Memorial County Park & Campground (Campground Opens on (TBD) for Season)
  • The Following Campgrounds are Currently Open:

  • Sunnyside County Park
  • River Bend County Park & Campground, (Open)
    • River Bend E & G Loops close
  • Edgewater RV Park, Foster,
  • Waterloo County Park, Lebanon,
  • Clear Lake Resort (Open seasonal Lodge hours 11:am -3pm .

Boating Ramps on Green Peter Reservoir are Currently Available for Launching (3/22/21)

Boaters visiting Green Peter Reservoir should be aware that Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is currently OPEN. Click here for the latest Green Peter Reservoir Level: www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/dd/common/projects/www/gpr.html https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=14186100    

Linn County Historical Museum and Moyer House will open on May 6th, by appointment only

The Linn County Historical Museum (LCHM) and the Moyer House  will open on May 6th by appointment only. All guests must register on line HERE.  LCHM  and the Moyer House will both require masks and gloves prior to entering building this is to ensure adequate protection for visitors, volunteers and staff.

Cancellation Fee Changes

Linn County Parks Reservation Cancellation/Change fees have changed

As of 7/1/2020

  • Reservation Change fee $12.00
  • Cancellation of 4 nights or less nights fee......first nights camping fee.
  • Cancellation of 5 or more nights fee......ALL camping fees.
More Information....

Cascadia State Park - Closed

Cascadia State Park - Closed. Please contact Linn County Parks for reservation and further detail.  There will be additional mandated requirements to reserve and use group facilities. When we do open here are some guidelines for visitors to consider:

  • Potable water is now available.
  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • Restrooms are open and will be cleaned and disinfected once a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others..
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots

John Neal Memorial County Park - Closed

John Neal Memorial County Park There are additional requirements for use of group facilities.  Please contact the Linn County Parks Office for details at:  parks@co.linn.or.us Further information and guidelines for camping at John Neal County Park are below:

  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • Limit of eight people staying at a camp site.
  • Restrooms will be open, cleaned and disinfected two times a day.  (Please Bring your own soap and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.
  • Playground is open but is not sanitized, please remember to sanitize your children after each playground use.

Whitcomb Creek County Park - Closed

Whitcomb Creek County Park - closed.  

Edgewater  RV Park and Marina- Open

Edgewater RV Campground and Marina operations during COVID-19

  • Limited ice and firewood sales.
  • RV park open for online reservations.
  • Marina opens May 2021.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary to keep the campground open.

Clear Lake Resort Open

Linn County Parks has partially reopened Clear Lake Resort.  Visitors to Clear Lake should keep the following information in mind when planning a trip to the Resort.

  • Restaurant is closed for the winter.
  • Cabins will be cleaned and sanitized after each visitors stay and before the next visitors use.
  • Public showers will be available for rustic cabin users.  Showers are cleaned and sanitized twice per day.  (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant when using the shower for your safety).
  • The Lodge is staffed and available for business between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Boat Rentals are done all day. If there is no one in the CLR Lodge for a rental, please wave down one of our Friendly Park staff for that transaction.
  • The Lodge interior is open to customers. Public restrooms are available in the day-use area, near the picnic shelter (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety).
  • Row boats and kayaks will only be available for 1/2 day or all day rentals, no hourly rentals due to cleaning between each customers use.
  • Only boat rental customers will be allowed on docks
  • Day use restrooms and shower house restrooms available for day use visitors.  (Please Bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety)
  • Trail around Clear Lake is open.
  • Picnic Shelter is closed.
  • Use Last four Digits of your reservation # as your door entry code.
To help us  keep Clear Lake Resort open, please remember to adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Mask is required inside Lodge.
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the resort open.
  • Wear protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands after using any public facility or equipment in the park
  • Sharing of food, buffet or potluck style, is not recommended.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.

Sunnyside County Park Campground -Open

Sunnyside County Park - Open:   Located on Foster Lake, Sunnyside has the largest campground in our system with day use facilities, a boat ramp and moorage available.

  • Boat ramp is open.
  • Firewood and ice sales maybe limited.
  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • A loop open.
  • B loop, group camp open with limitations.
  • C loop open, as first come first serve, however some sites may be reserved or restricted due to physical distancing.
  • Campsite are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety.)
  • Please remember to stay 6' apart at all times, physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, campsites and parking lots.
  • Playgrounds are open but are not sanitized, please be prepared to sanitize children after playground use.

River Bend County Park- Open

Riverbend County Park - OPEN:
Reservations at this very popular County Park are limited. Furthermore, reservations for this park can be made four days in advance. Please keep the following information in mind:
  • Firewood and ice sales may be limited.
  • Loops A,B,C,D,E and F with some restrictions are open.
  • G loop is open.  Campers must abide by physical distancing requirements.
  • Group shelters are open with limitations.  Contact the Linn County Parks office for details at: park@co.linn.or.us
  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • Campsites are limited to eight people per site.
  • Restrooms will be open and cleaned and disinfected twice a day.  (Please bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectants for your safety.
  • RV dump station charge of $5.00 per RV (credit card only).
  • Please remember to stay 6' apart at all times, physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, campsites and parking lots.
  • Playgrounds are open but are not sanitized. Please remember to sanitize your children after each playground use.

Waterloo Campground - Open

Waterloo County Park - Open:

  • Public showers are open for limited hours and cleaned twice a day.
  • Firewood sales maybe limited.
  • Boat ramps are open.
  • Group shelters open with limitations.  Contact the Linn County Parks office for details at: park@co.linn.or.us.
  • Limit of eight people per camp site.
  • Playground construction is complete.
  • Restrooms will be open and are cleaned and disinfected twice a day. (Please Bring your own soap, sanitizer and disinfectant for your safety.)
  • Please stay 6' apart at all times; physical distancing is necessary for us to keep the campground open.
  • Wear facial coverings when you interact with others.
  • Be thoughtful of others on trails, boat ramps, and parking lots.

Cascadia State Park Group Facility Reservations

Linn County Parks and Recreation is now managing Cascadia State Park. The reservation system has been transferred to Linn County. Oregon State Parks is no longer taking reservations for Cascadia State Park's group camping and picnic facilities. Reservations for group facilities can be made by contacting Linn County Parks at 541-967-3917 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm or by emailing parks@co.linn.or.us .
 

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.  Visitors to Green Peter should know that overnight camping on the banks of Green Peter Reservoir is not permitted, anyone camping on the shoreline/banks Reservoir will be required to vacate the area. However, staying on your boat on the water is permitted 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, you may park your vehicle and boat trailer overnight in the boat ramp parking area at Whitcomb Creek County Park.  You will need to pay a $7.00 overnight 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.

Fernview Campground on the Willamette National Forest opens 5/7/2021

Campers, please be aware Fernview Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/7/2021. Campers with reservations at Fernview Campground should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 7th. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thank you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

House Rock Campground on the Willamette National Forest Opens 5/7/2021

Campers, please be aware House Rock Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/7/2021. Campers with reservations at House Rock Campground should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 7th, Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thank you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

Yukwah Campground on the Willamette National Forest opens 5/7/2021.

Campers, please be aware Yukwah Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/7/2020. Campers with reservations at Yukwah campground should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 7th. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thank you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

Willamette National Forest- Trout Creek Campground Opens 5/7/2021

Campers, please be aware Trout Creek Campground on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest opens 5/7/2021. Campers with reservations at Trout campground listed above should be able to move into their reserved campsites beginning Friday the 7th. Campers are reminded that they need to adhere to CDC and Oregon State COVID-19 guidelines, which include:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet, between people
  • Wearing protective masks when approaching other member of the public and staff
  • Bring your own soap and sanitizer for your personnel use.  Soap and sanitizer may not be available in the campground
Visitors should also be aware that although LCPR Staff will be cleaning restrooms, they cannot be kept completely cleaned and sanitized at all times.  Public facilities are only as clean as the last person who used them.  Please make sure to wash and/or sanitize your hands after using any public buildings or structures while visiting. Let us know if you have questions.  We can we contacted parks@co.linn.or.us or visit our website at www.linnparks.com  Thanks you for choosing to come camping with us!  We hope you have a wonderful and safe camping trip.

Longbow Organizational Camp-Closed Until Further Notice

Longbow Organizational Group Camp on the Sweet Home District of the Willamette National Forest is closed until further notice.

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.

 

Plan Your Trip

Linn County Parks offers family-friendly well-maintained parks, fishing, boating, camping, museums, and historic sites.

Find a Park

Hiking trails, waterfalls, covered bridges, and swimming areas are among the points of interest at our 30 parks.

Places to Camp

Spend a weekend in the heart of the Willamette valley at one of more than 400 campsites.