Hestness boat ramp is now open.
Douglas County will begin collecting a fee for parking at most county parks, including County operated boat ramps, beginning July 1st, 2015. Revenue from the parking fee program will be used to offset operation and maintenance costs at Douglas County parks as well as accomplish deferred maintenance and repairs on an aging infrastructure.
The daily parking fee will be $4 per car; an annual pass, good for a calendar year, will cost $30. Annual passes will be valid at all County parks except Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park.
Parking fees are necessary in order to reduce the Parks Department dependence on County general fund resources. Approximately 17% ($241,000) of the Parks Department FY 15/16 proposed budget will come from the general fund, excluding capital improvement projects which will be funded through the sale of timber.
For more information visit the Douglas County Parks Department webpage at http://www.co.douglas.or.us/parks/fees.asp.
You can still call our office Monday – Thursday (10:00am – 2:00pm) if you would like to make your reservation over the phone.
Welcome to the Douglas County Parks Department, your home for one of the finest Southern Oregon outdoor recreation experiences available.
The Douglas County Parks Department was established in 1950 and was the first County Parks system developed in the state of Oregon. The Parks Department has grown to over 2,800 acres of recreational opportunities for residents and tourists alike. With over 48 dedicated parks, located in the 100 valleys of the Umpqua River, it is the perfect place to go for picnicking, hiking, camping, boating, fishing, trail riding, and ocean dune recreation.
There are numerous recreation opportunities that await you in Douglas County. For a park tour and description of your favorite park, campground, RV sites, cabins, facility permit rental, and boat launch facilities, click on the one of the links listed on the left.