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.
As part of the Launch of our new exhibit tracing the history of the valley’s Native American tribes we will be presenting three lectures by the three creators of the exhibit.
On February 7 David Lewis, PhD will be telling “Stories of the Kalapuyans of the Central Valley”.
On March 6 Paul Baxter, PhD will tell a “Long Story Short, Cascadia Cave turns 10,000”.
On April 17th Tom Connolly, PhD will discuss “Kalapuyan Archaeology: The Cultural Record Before 1800”.
All are free and take place at 7:00 PM at the Baptist Church of Brownsville, 27910 Seven Mile LaneThe museum will be open from 6-6:45 if you would like to view the exhibit before the lecture
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: email@example.com
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.
- 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.