Alerts & Closures

Alerts & Closures

Green Peter Reservoir Boat Ramps- Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is Open

Boaters visiting Green Peter Reservoir should be aware that the Thistle Creek Boat Ramp  is open and available for boat launching.  However, the Whitcomb Creek Boat ramp is closed for the season.   The water level at Green Peter Reservoir needs to be at elevation 922' or higher for the Thistle Creek boat ramp to remain open. In addition, the Rumbaugh Creek floating restroom on Green Peter has been relocated to the Quartzville Creek arm of the reservoir, due to the low water level.

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 Parks -Fall Newsletter!

Click here for the last Information on Linn County Parks & Recreation: Fall parks newsletter!

Linn County Parks & Campgrounds 2021 Closure Dates & 2022 Seasonal Opening Dates

  • The Following Campgrounds remain open with modified availability:

  • Clear Lake Resort, McKenzie Hwy, Willamette National Forest is open year round.
    • Lodge Hours: Sunday thru Thursday, 7am-4:30pm; Friday & Saturday, 7am-6pm; the restaurant is closed.
  • Edgewater RV Park, is open year round.
  • River Bend County Park & Campground - Camp Loops A,B,C & D loops are open all year.  E & F loops will be closing on November 28, 2021.  G loop will close on October 31, 2021.
  • Waterloo County Park, A loop camping is open all year; the B loop camping area has closed for the fall/winter season.
  • All other Linn County day-use areas/parks remain open year round with limited services.
  • The Following Campgrounds are now closed or will be closing soon, for the fall/winter season:

  • Cascadia State Park - closed for the fall/winter season (Open for day use walk-ins).
  • John Neal Memorial County Park & Campground - closed for the fall/winter season (Open for day use walk-ins).
  • Sunnyside County Park Campground closes on October 31, 2021. The Sunnyside Boat ramp and day-use area or open all year.
  • Whitcomb Creek County Park - closes on Sunday, October 17th.
  • The Following Campgrounds & Parks will open for the 2022 season on the dates listed below:

  • John Neal: Opens 04/15/2022
  • Lewis Creek County Park: Opens on 5/20/2022 (Currently open for day use walk-ins).
  • Quartzville Group Camp:  Opens Memorial Day Weekend
  • Riverbend County Park E, F, G Loops:  Opens on 3/18/2022
  • Roaring River:  Open all year but with limited services from 10/8/21 until 5/7/2022.
  • Rocky Top Group Camp:  Opens Memorial Day Weekend
  • Sunnyside A Row:  Opens on 3/18/2022
  • Sunnyside B & C Loops:  Opens 05/6/2022
  • Waterloo B Loop:  Opens 05/20/2022
  • Whitcomb Creek County Park:  Opens on 4/15/2022
  • The Following USFS Campgrounds are now closed and will reopen on the dates listed below:

  • Fernview Group Camp (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/06/22 for Season)
  • House Rock Campground (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/06/22 for Season)
  • Longbow Group Camp (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/06/22 for Season)
  • Lost Prairie Group Camp (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/06/22 for Season, dependent on weather conditions)
  • Trout Creek Campground (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/06/22 for Season)
  • Yukwah Campground (USFS),(Campground Opens on 5/06/22 for Season)
 

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 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 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 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.

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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