Linn County Parks & Recreation

Linn County Parks & Recreation


Dear Brownsville; we have enjoyed our visits to CARRIAGE ME BACK DAYS for many years. We hope for your continued success. If we may, we would like to make some suggestions. First, when you offer one, we truly enjoy the NEWSY. I'm sure it is challenging to find some one to stand on the street yelling "Extra, extra", but it does make it fun. And the news paper, is fun to read. Also, have you given much thought to a FARMERS MARKET on Saturday; near the old fire station? That would be icing on the cake. Do keep up the fun filled good work. Tim and Karen Kirkman. See you next year.
For years we never failed to have a good time at Sunnyside, with the large open areas, water, and quiet (discounting the log trucks, of course). Unfortunately, the management has taken on a bad habit of hiring Police Academy dropouts as park rangers, who seem to think they are interacting with inmates, instead of guests. Nobody likes to be barked at, especially by a kid with a bad attitude and something to prove. We'll take our custom elsewhere.
10+lb bass caught at the pond this morning at Sunnyside Campground by Joe Davis of Sweet Home. Good job Joe!!
I have some nice pictures from the park where can I post them
Where do you purchase the $50 season Parking passes for Lewis Creek County Park??
Stolen/lost possibly. SH*TZU FEMALE. 10 yrs. old. ANSWERS to CEECEE,needs seizure medicine. Last seen 5-10-2018 at 1024 24th ave. and long st. Area Sweet home Oregon 97386 My aunt is disabled and unfortunately trusted her daughter to watch her service dog/companion while she was in the hospital for surgery, I’m hoping she’s just lost and someone can help her get home , but was possibly sold(illegally) or stolen... IF FOUND Please CALL. 541-570-4527/5417309565 No questions asked any time day or night, please help reunite my aunt and her pup ****REWARD **** Any reliable information period!!!!
the potholes are so bad at the stayton bridge headed down to the boat ramp!!! I can not recall the last time there has been a grader or anything down there to cut the potholes out and smooth it up. It’s ridiculous to pay taxes and park fees to see how bad it is.
Do you recognize which park this existing picnic table is from? I'm trying to locate where this pic was taken. It is similar to Sunnyside park (by Foster and Green Peter lakes) but those have a concrete base and this pic does not.
your phone number isn't working, tried to contact you to make reservations, finally got the online one to work but it gave me problems also. that's why i tried to call.
are campfires allowed at sunnyside campground laborday weekend?
Update on first come first serve sites at River Bend for this holiday weekend?
Is there a fire ban at Whitcomb? Thanks.

Whether you are coming to Linn County to hike, fish, water ski, or just sit around the campfire, we have wonderful recreation opportunities for all!

That didn’t take long... fish on.

Spring Rainbow

1,100 3/4 lb Rainbow trout being stocked at Sunnyside park today.
Thank you OF&W


Linn County Parks & Recreation will be holding an OPEN HOUSE of our two new yurts at River Bend County Park on April 4th and 5th! Stop on by and check out the yurts from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

***We will be giving away a two-night stay for each yurt! Winners will receive a no-cost stay, checking in on Friday, April 24th and checking out Sunday, April 26th***

Yurt 3-D will be raffled off by placing your name and contact information in a box during the open house! A random winner will be chosen on April 6th!

Yurt 4-D will be given away to a commenter on this post! To be eligible to win, please submit a comment and tell us your favorite thing about camping! 😄 We will choose a winner at random on April 6th and will contact with details!

*Dates and prize are non-transferable/non-negotiable

☀️Summer is right around the corner! Sunnyside County Park opens in March, so reserve your campsite now!☀️

Linn County Parks are your Summer 2020 destination!😍

Reserve now at

[02/13/20]   The Clear Lake Resort hours on Friday February 14, 2020 will be from 1pm-4pm, all guests will be able to pick up their cabin keys during the lodge posted hours. Anyone checking-in after 4:00 pm please proceed to your cabin where you will find your keys on the table and check in at the lodge the next morning.

Linn County Historical Museum

Due to the tremendous response we had to last Friday evenings lecture with David Lewis, we will be changing the venue for the next two. We were full to overflowing and even had to turn people away. It was so exciting to see such interest in the topic, but so painful to turn people away! We are in the process of locking down another venue so watch here for updates. I do know that the museum will be open from 6 till 6:45 for those who want to see the exhibit before the lecture. The next topic is "Long Story Short, Cascadia Cave Turns 10,000" with Paul Baxter, PhD on Friday, March 6.


That Oregon Life

Clear Lake Resort article

Driving up Hwy 20 near Tombstone pass on the way to Clear Lake Resort. The Park Rangers have been very busy building the new yurt and it is almost complete.

Visitors to River Bend County Parks should be aware that there is now 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 protected]

📣The winner of the yurt curtain vote is:


Thank you to everyone who voted 👍 Stay tuned to see the pinecone curtains in the new yurts at Riverbend County Park and Clear Lake Resort!

🚨We are asking for your help!🚨

Our new yurts will be getting curtains soon and we want you to vote! Leave a comment below about which of the three choices you would like to see in our new yurts!

Comment “trees” or “pinecones” or “burgundy” for your choice. We will tally the votes in one week and announce the winner! 😁

We just had two cancelations on the large modern 6 people (Cabins #21 & #22) cabins at Clear Lake Resort for January 24th and January 25th, 2020. We have plenty of snow to play in or grab a boat and go fishing! Rent one of these cabins and apply our BOGO coupon for one free night stay. Call our office for more information (541)967-3917. Or go online to book at

🌲 Cabins are available mid-week at Clear Lake Resort 🌲
#clearlakeresort #clearlakeoregon #linncountyparks #cabinlife #wintercabin

❄️Snow is upon us!❄️
Clear Lake Resort guests should keep in mind current winter conditions. Traction devices are required when entering Clear Lake Resort. Our team is hard at work keeping the roads open but we ask that visitors be prepared! #clearlakeresort #clearlakeoregon #linncountyparks

Thistle Creek Boat Ramp has reopened! The water level is now high enough to launch boats at Green Peter. Please be aware if the water level falls below an elevation of 922 feet, the ramp will close. #linncountyparks #greenpeter #thistlecreek #fishing

🌟Happy New Year from all of us at Linn County Parks & Recreation! Discover the great outdoors in your own backyard in 2020! 🌲 #linncountyparks

Squeezing the last few drops out of 2019 at Freeway Lakes County Park! #linncountyparks #freewaylakes #2019

The Quartzville Ranger reported that a large rock slide has happened at milepost 17 on Quartzville Road (NF11) today around 9:00 a.m. The BLM and Linn County Road Dept. have been notified.

UPDATE: The road has been opened, please travel safely!

❄Let it snow! Clear Lake Resort has cabins available this weekend! Come hike around the lake or just relax by the fire 👌 Reserve today at or give us a call at (541) 967-3917. Remember to travel safely this Winter! ❄

Travel Oregon

We couldn't agree more! Winter is amazing in Oregon, especially Linn County😉

Winter just might be the best season in Oregon.

Park Rangers pouring concrete! The new ramp at the back of the Lodge at Clear Lake Resort will be ready soon! #linncountyparks #clearlakeresort #parkranger #clearlakeoregon

USGS Current Conditions for USGS 14186100 GREEN PETER LAKE NEAR FOSTER, OR

Green Peter Reservoir Boat Ramps Closed
Visitors to Green Peter Reservoir, should be aware that, due to low water levels, the Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is no longer available for use and Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp is closed for the season. The Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is currently out of the water, please contact the parks office for further details (541) 967-3917 or email: [email protected] . Current water elevation information can be found at the USGS website:
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’.
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. 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. Thistle Creek Boat Ramp is currently out of the water and unavailable for use, please contact the parks office for further details, (541) 967-3917 or email: [email protected]
Whitcomb Creek Boat Ramp: The toe (bottom) of the Whitcomb ramp is at Elevation 970’. Whitcomb Creek County Park is currently closed for the season and will reopen in May of 2020. U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey Title: USGS Current Conditions for the Nation URL: Page Contact Information: Oregon Water Data Support Team Page Last Modified: 2019-11-19 18:23:19 EST

We are still renting cabins and boats during the winter months at Clear Lake Resort. Our buy one night, get second night free coupon is still going on.
Lodge hours 11 am to 2 pm, if you want a boat for the whole day give our office a call and reserve your boat at (541)967-3917, so you can fish all morning and afternoon.
We have snow in the forecast for the Thanksgiving week!

NOTICE: The pathway to the back of the lodge at Clear Lake Resort will be shut down 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!

Construction on the new Yurt at Clear Lake Resort is in full swing, reservations will be available soon for the 2020 camping season. The Lodge is open everyday 11AM-2PM and we are still renting a few boats while the construction is going on.
A group of scuba divers have informed up they will up at the lake this weekend for a dive in the 38 degree lake.
We still have three rustic cabins open for this weekend, and four rustic cabins the next weekend (Nov 22-23). If any questions please call the office (541) 967-3917

River Bend County Park yurts are coming along smoothly! Park Rangers are hard at work on two 20 foot yurts! Did we mention we are also building a 16 foot yurt at Clear Lake Resort? Stay tuned for more! #linncountyparks #riverbendcountypark #clearlakeresort #yurt

Catch us on the lake! #linncountyparks #linncountyoregon #greenpeter

[11/05/19]   Clear Lake is running our BOGO winter special!
Buy one night in a cabin, get second consecutive night free. Call our office for more details (541)967-3917 We currently have cabins open for this upcoming weekend.

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.🔥

The new River Bend yurts are coming along quickly. Your Park Rangers hard at work in the fall and winter months.

Clear Lake Resort will be running our winter coupon starting November 1st, 2019 to January 31st, 2020. Book your cabin online or over the phone (541)967-3917.

☀️Good morning from Clear Lake Resort! ☀️

Who said Park Rangers don’t have any fun? More progress on the River Bend yurts! #linncountyparks #riverbendcountypark #parkranger #yurt #oregon

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[10/23/19]   The Whitcomb Creek Co. Park has been closed for the season. Sunnyside Co. Park camping will close for the season on Monday Oct.28, 2019.
The River Bend Co. Parks E, F, and G- loops are planning for seasonal closures on Monday Oct.28, 2019.
Waterloo Co. Park B-loop has closed for the season, but the A-loop is open year round.

[10/23/19]   Are you looking for some place to stay during the Oregon Jamboree Country Music Festival? River Bend County Park just had a cabin & yurt cancelation for July 27th, 2020 to August 3rd, 2020. Book online or call our office at (541)967-3917.

A little sneak peak at our new additions to River Bend County Park! 😎Park Rangers are hard at work building two new yurts 🔨Stay tuned for more updates! #linncountyparks #riverbend #riverbendcountypark #oregon #yurt #camping @ River Bend County Park

❄️Clear Lake Resort will be changing Lodge hours on October 16th ❄️. Winter hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We still have a few boats for rent and cabins are available year-round! Stop by this winter and meet our new caretaker and enjoy a snowy hike around Clear Lake! #clearlakeresort #clearlake #linncountyparks #winter #lodge

[10/09/19]   The John Neal Memorial County park is now open for camping as we have camp hosts through the winter. John Neal will be first come, first serve only. We will not be opening the park up to reservations. Sites 2-24 will be available for camping, however, the group area will not be open.

Beautiful fall colors at Roaring River County Park 🍂 This 28 acre park provides open spaces, a fishing pond, hiking trails, and three large group shelters! Discover the great outdoors in your own backyard! #roaringriver #parksandrec #linncountyparks #fall #oregon

Better late than never! 🙌Big thanks to Travel Oregon for including Clear Lake in their Slightly Exaggerated campaign! Stop by Clear Lake Resort, we may have a poster for you. 😁 Discover the great outdoors in your own backyard! #traveloregon #clearlake #clearlakeresort #linncountyparks

The Linn County Parks Department (LCPD) has reopened the Stayton Bridge Boat Ramp for launching and retrieval of boats following the reconstruction of the ramp by Legacy Construction of Stayton, Oregon. Funding for reconstruction of the boat ramp was provided by the Oregon State Marine Board from boater registration fees and boating fuel taxes. Additional funding was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Boater should be aware there is still some work to be completed for the project including entry road and parking lot improvements, which could cause some temporary closures of the boat ramp this fall. LCPD plans to have all of the remaining work completed by early November 2019. For additional information please contact the LCPD Office at: 541-967-3917 or email: [email protected] .

This information is also posted on the County Parks website.

⭐️ Cabin 3 is available Saturday!⭐️
Come up to Clear Lake Resort and experience the moody September mornings 🌚. Take a boat or kayak for a spin 🚣‍♂️ or make the hike down to Sahalie Falls🥾. Discover the great outdoors in your own backyard! #clearlakeresort #clearlake #linncountyparks #sahaliefalls #oregonexplored #cabin #cabinlife #kayaking @ Clear Lake (Linn County, Oregon)

Clear Lake Resort is open year round! Come kayak the crystal clear water, enjoy a hike around the lake, or have a picnic at the historic shelter. Discover the great outdoors in your own backyard! Thanks to Jessica and Becky for sharing their awesome day at Clear Lake Resort! #clearlakeresort #clearlake #clearlakeoregon #linncountyparks #kayak #oregon #willamettenationalforest @ Clear Lake (Linn County, Oregon)

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