Thanks for reading our Spring 2017 Newsletter! We’re excited to share with you our many developments!
Total Solar Eclipse August 2017!
Everyone is talking about the total solar eclipse that will cross Oregon on Monday, August 21, 2017. Campgrounds and hotels in the path of totality are already full. The state of Oregon is expecting about a million visitors to the state at that time!
The eclipse will start around 8:45am, with a 2-minute total eclipse taking place around 10am for people in the path of totality. Linn County, Oregon, happens to be in the “path of totality” of the eclipse, which means it will be epic viewing. Linn County expects thousands upon thousands of tourists to descend on the town.
The best viewing of the eclipse can take place at a variety of our parks!
- Foster Reservoir and Green Peter Reservoir are great places to get out on your boat and watch the eclipse.
- Boat ramps are available from dawn til dusk. Dawn is 30 minutes before sunrise. On August 21, Dawn is 5:51am. Be there early to avoid the rush!
Brand New Cabin at River Bend
Whitcomb Creek County Park to open later than usual
We’ll be opening Whitcomb Creek Memorial Day weekend 2017 in order to complete the paving and construction project. The expanded campground project won’t be completely finished this summer but it will be usable. The park will open Friday, May 26. We’ll keep the park open later than usual. Usually closes the end of September, but it will remain open until November 5 to allow for the accommodation of hunters. Hunting is not allowed inside the park, but many hunters will camp within the park and hunt in the region.
Official Spring Opening For Our Parks
Restaurant Opening at Clear Lake
Reserve Facilities, Cabins, and Campgrounds Online
We hope 2017 is a year of prosperity, safety, and outdoor recreation for all of our friends, family, and community. Don’t forget you can now easily make Linn County Parks & Recreation reservations online!