NOTICE: The pathway to the back of the lodge at Clear Lake Resort will be shut down on November 20th and re-opened November 23rd. A new, more accessible concrete ramp will be installed during that time. Dock access will be limited to Lodge hours (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.). We appreciate your patience as we make improvements!
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 Campground is now closed for the winter season and will re-open in spring of 2020. Thank you!
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.
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.
Visitors to Green Peter Reservoir, should be aware that, due to low water levels, the boarding floats (docks) at the Thistle Creek Boat Ramps are no longer available for use and Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp is closed for the season. We anticipate that the Thistle Creek Boat Ramp could be out of the water on 10/20/2019, please contact the parks office for further details. 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’. Current elevation is 974’ (as of 7/19/19). The pool elevation is currently dropping at rate of 4-6 inches/day. 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. Boater are now launching from the lower ramp. 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. We anticipate that the Thistle Creek Boat Ramp could be out of the water on 10/20/2019, please contact the parks office for further details. Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp: The toe (bottom) of the Whitcomb ramp is at Elevation 970’. Boarding Floats (docks) are still in the water at Whitcomb Creek, however, we expect the floats will to be out of the water at elevation 980’ which should happen in the next couple of days. We expect the Whitcomb Ramp will close (inaccessible) due to low water around the third week in July. At which time the only accessible boat ramp on Green Peter will be Thistle Creek.
- USFS: Fernview Group Campground – South Santiam River. Park will close Sunday September 22nd, 2019
- USFS: House Rock Campground – South Santiam River. Park will close Monday September 23rd, 2019
- USFS: Lost Prairie Campground – Park will Close Sunday October 20th, 2019.
- USFS: Trout Creek Campground – South Santiam River. Park will close Sunday September 22nd, 2019
- USFS: Yukwah Campground - Park will close Sunday September 22, 2019
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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.