Whitcomb Creek County Park & Campground Opens April 16, 2021

Quartzville Rd, Foster, OR 97345

Hundreds of acres of tranquil Pacific Northwest forest and water-sports fun at the Green Peter Reservoir.

Whitcomb Creek County Park - Closed
Whitcomb Creek County Park - closed.  

Park Location – Located on Green Peter Reservoir near Sweet Home, 12 miles from the intersection of Hwy. 20 & Quartzville Road

Park Usage – May through October

About the Park

Whitcomb Creek Campground is closing on October 25th, 2020 for the year.

Nestled deep within the luxurious forested setting of Green Peter Reservoir is beautiful Whitcomb Creek County Park. This 328-acre primitive county park is perfect for enjoying spectacular mountain views, bird-watching, sailing, fishing, hiking, camping, and water skiing. Bring your jet ski, wakeboard or fishing boat and enjoy the many beautiful bays available on Green Peter Reservoir.


New Yurt at Whitcomb County Park

Camping Fees and Information

Linn County Reserve Now Button

Please note if you are trying to reserve within 4 days of your arrival the map will show all campsites not available.

All camping and reservation fee are due at the time of the reservation.

Camping & Vehicle Fees  (Rates are based on up to 8 guests per site)

  • Basic Campsite with no hookups | 85 primitive campsites | $23/night | $4/night senior discount 50% of occupant.
  • Designated Group Camping Area with 25 picnic tables.
    (capacity: up to 100 people) | 1 space | $250/night | no senior discount.
  • Extra vehicles Fee| $7/night/car (Extra Vehicle classification chart.)
  • 3-night minimum for Memorial Day & Labor Day holidays.
  • 2-night minimum for any weekend and for the 4th of July holiday.
  • For non-reservation campers please pay by completing the fee envelope at Whitcomb Creek County Park.

Changes and Cancellation 

  • Please be aware that you will forfeit your first night camping fee if you move from your reserved campsite to a first-come, first-serve campsite.
  • Reservations will be charged a $12 non-refundable reservation fee per site.
  • Changes to your reservation will incur a $12 change fee per site.
  • Cancellations of 4 nights or less are subject to a $12 cancellation fee plus one night fee.
  • Cancellations of 5 nights or more are subject to a $12 cancellation fee plus no refund given on nights canceled.
  • Cancellations made on individual sites must be made at least 4 days prior to your arrival.
  • Cancellations made on Group Camping, a minimum 30 day prior plus $50.

Check-In Times

  • Check-in: Check-in is anytime after 2:00 p.m.
  • Check out time: Check out time is 12:00 p.m.

Activities & Amenities

  • Camping
  • Yurts
  • Group Camping
  • Boat Ramp
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Restrooms
  • Hiking
  • Drinking-Water
  • Fishing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Swimming

Take a virtual drive through Whitcomb Creek County Park

Click on the links below to view our virtual park tours!

Main Road

Camping Loop

Boat Ramp

The Whitcomb Creek boat ramp is located on Green Peter Reservoir within one mile of the Whitcomb Creek campground. Bring your water-sports boat, fishing boat or your jet skis and enjoy the beautiful waters of Green Peter Reservoir.

Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp:  The toe (bottom) of the Whitcomb ramp is at Elevation 970’.  Boarding Floats (docks) are out of the water at elevation 980’   When the reservoir elevation drops below elevation 972′ the only accessible boat ramp on Green Peter Reservoir is the Thistle Creek Creek Boat Ramp.

Boat Ramp only open when park open.

Current Green Peter Reservoir Level:



Group Camping

Whitcomb Creek Count Park offers a designated group camping area which is located in a separate area away from the main campground.

The group area holds up to 100 people and has two water faucets and a vault toilet facility. In this lush forested area, there are approximately 25 picnic tables for your family meals and plenty of room for families with tents.  There is lots of space to park trailers and motorhomes in the asphalt parking area.

Group area camping rates: There is a Non-Refundable Reservation fee of $50.00 plus a nightly camping fee of $250.00 per night. There is a two-night minimum stay required on weekends;  all camping and reservation fees are due at the time of the reservation.

Please contact the Linn County Parks Department to reserve the group area (541)967-3917.

Nearby Attractions

The city of Sweet Home is located on the southeastern edge of the beautiful Willamette Valley and lies nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range not far from the scenic Oregon Coast. It is recognized as the “Gateway to the Santiam Playground” recreational area. For more information go to Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce.

The Oregon Jamboree located in Sweet Home is the Northwest’s Premier Country Music and Camping Festival. The Jamboree offers an intimate concert experience. In addition to featured headline entertainment, this family-style event hosts RV and tent camping, food booths, beer & wine gardens, and special displays. Founded in 1992, The Jamboree is produced by the nonprofit Sweet Home Economic Development Group. Over 400 festival volunteers contribute their efforts to ensure a safe and fun experience for all. For more information go to Oregon Jamboree

Green Peter Reservoir spans over 3720 acres of water and camping recreation. It is operated by the Corps of Engineers and is only nine miles up Quartzville Road from the Sunnyside County Park. For further information about Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs, you can call our office at (541) 967-3917.

Larwood and Shimanek Covered Bridges Oregon has more covered bridges than any other state west of the Mississippi. Many of the covered bridges are concentrated in the Sweet Home area. For more information about all the covered bridges in Linn County go to Covered Bridges of Oregon.

The Sportsman’s Holiday and Sweet Home Rodeo, held in July, this popular event features a professional rodeo, grand parade, buckaroo breakfast, music and dancing, an amusement carnival, and fireworks over Foster Lake. If you enjoy rodeo events like bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling, the Sweet Home Rodeo has them all. For more information about the Sportsman’s Holiday and Rodeo go to Sweet Home Chamber.

The Linn County Historical Museum is located in historic Brownsville, Oregon. Housed in Brownsville’s original railroad depot, the museum holds collections and information representing all of Linn County. The museum also cares for the Moyer House, an elegant home completed in 1881 by pioneering figures of Brownsville. The Linn County Historical Museum and Moyer House are owned by the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department. For more information about the Historical Museum go to the Linn County Historical Museum.