||Established in 1950, the Douglas
County Parks Department was the first County Parks system developed
in the state of Oregon. Located along the 100 valleys of the
Umpqua River, it is the perfect place to go for picnicking,
hiking, camping, boating, fishing, jet skiing and scenic driving.
We invite you to experience our beautiful parks and friendly
The following 6 overnight campgrounds contain a total of 220 sites
and all but Whistler's Bend offer full hookup service year-round:
Our campground rates at Pass Creek and Stanton are:
$16.00 for a full-hookup during "prime" season (May-Oct)
and $13.00 for a non-hookup. "Off season (Nov-Apr) rates are
$14.00 for full-hookups and $11.00 for non-hookups. Rates at Amacher
Park are $14.00 for full-hookups and $11.00 for non-hookups
during "prime" season (May-Oct). Windy Cove A &
B rates are $18.00 for a full-hookup during "prime"
season (May-Oct) and $14.00 for a non-hookup. "Off" season
(Nov-Apr) rates are $15.00 for a full-hookup and $12.00 for a non-hookup.
Whistler's Bend rates are $12.00/night (paved, non-hookups
with flush restrooms shower access) during "prime" season
(May-Oct) and $10 during "off" season (Nov-Apr). An extra
vehicle is $3.00; Dump fees at Stanton are $5.00;
Yurts are $28 each per night. There is a $10.00 non-refundable
reservation fee for Windy Cove B and Yurt reservations.
In addition to our six year-round overnight campgrounds, we offer
many popular day-use parks. Mildred Kanipe
Park (541-459-9567), outside Oakland, features horseback riding
and hiking and is open March 15 through November 1st. River
Forks Park (541- 673-6935) at the confluence of the North and
South Rivers, the showplace of Douglas County Parks, boasts two
wading pools with spouting whales, a soccer field, a baseball field,
horseshoe pits, a covered pavilion (which may be reserved), open
areas for picnicking, a boat ramp and playground equipment; a large
beach area has been developed to provide access for fishing and
boating. This is an ideal park for family recreation.
December 1, 1997 we instituted a new policy for pavilion reservations:
in consideration of those groups who reserve a county park pavilion
for five consecutive years, we are allowing them to make a pavilion
reservation as early as December 1st of each year instead of the
customary first working day of the new year.
Our Coastal Visitor Center
(541-271-4631) occupies the former Umpqua River U.S. Coast Guard
Station. This historical building, located about two miles south
of Winchester Bay, overlooking the mouth of the Umpqua River, houses
displays on the area's maritime history and natural history as well
as serving as the originating point for tours of the Umpqua
River Lighthouse (open May 1 to September 30). Group tours during
the off-season are made by calling 541-957-7001 at least one week
in advance. Adults $2.00, under 12 - free.
|Douglas County Parks is also
host to three picturesque Reservoirs where one can enjoy
fishing, boating, hiking, and water-skiing to mention just
a few of the activities. There's
- Ben Irving Reservoir (541-679-4695)
located 12 miles west of Winston;
- Galesville Reservoir
(541-837-3302) by Azalea which is the largest man-made
reservoir in the county. The clear water provides a
great habitat for bass and trout. Accessible restrooms
and a pavilion are also available.
- Our Cooper Creek Reservoir
(541-459-2703) just a few miles from Sutherlin, provides
a popular spot for the fisherman or boater. Facilities
include two boat launch ramps, restrooms, picnic areas,
accessible fishing dock, water-skiing, jetskiing, and
bass and trout fishing.
Come visit our parks and enjoy an abundance of recreational
opportunities. Our parks are rich in natural scenery and
recreational activities. Discover the natural difference
in Douglas County. For additional information or to make
pavilion reservations or group camping reservations you
may contact us at the Douglas County Park Department,
6536 Old Hwy 99N, P.O. Box 800, Winchester, OR 97495 (541)
957-7001, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.