Douglas County

Douglas County Parks:
P.O. Box 800
Winchester, OR 97495
541-440-6248 FAX

100 Valleys of the Umpqua River

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 personal hospitality.

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.


Overnight Camping

The following 8 overnight campgrounds contain a total of 285 sites and all but Amacher and Whistler’s Bend offer full hookup service year-round:

Pass Creek Park (541-942-3281) located off I-5 at Curtin, exit #163; it is complete with a stream, pond, restrooms and showers, playground and two reservable pavilions. Pass Creek is a hidden gem, perfect for the traveler or picnicker. It contains campsites with full RV hookups and it also has abundant space for tent camping. 50 amp electrical pedestals – new restrooms – and laundry facilities available.

Stanton Park (541-839-4483) on the South Umpqua River at Canyonville off I-5 exit #99, offers a picnic area, large pavilion, accessible restrooms with showers, fishing, playground and a section that can be reserved for group camping. Individual sites are available on a first come-first served basis.

Amacher Park (541-957-7001) located on the North Umpqua River 5 miles north of Roseburg, offers cool peaceful surroundings for the picnicker or traveler. There is a boat ramp, accessible restrooms and showers, a picnic area, a gazebo that can be reserved and one of the few Myrtlewood groves in the country. Individual sites are available on a first come-first served basis. Campground closed in winter.

Whistler’s Bend Park (541-673-4863) located 15 miles east of Roseburg off Highway 138, has 175 acres and is adjacent to the North Umpqua River. It provides a rustic setting for a diversity of recreational pursuits including fishing, boat launch ramp, playground, picnicking, 23 camp sites (no hookups), hiking and a disc golf course. There are showers and accessible restrooms. Two reservable Yurts. Two reservable group camping areas. Campground closed in winter.

Windy Cove A (541-271-4138) and Windy Cove B (541- 271-5634) are located adjacent to Salmon Harbor at Winchester Bay via Hwy 101, 4 miles south of Reedsport. These two campgrounds are a perfect place for family camping fun at the coast. 22 hookup sites (out of 40) are now reservable at Windy Cove B through the park office (541-957-7001). We will also accept reservations for 8 of our 29 non-hookup sites. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Activities available are fishing, crabbing, boating, sand dunes and whale watching from the whale watching station. Windy Cove A has 28 first come-first served camp sites; 24 of which are full hook-ups sites.

Half Moon Bay (541-271-5634) is located on Salmon Harbor Drive, about 4 miles south of Reedsport. This campground contains 45 first come-first served sites (no hookups), and 5 reservable group camping sites (no hookups) that will accommodate multiple camping units. Half Moon Bay provides easy access to the staging area for the Oregon Dunes.

Chief Miwaleta Park (541-837-3302) is located about 8 miles East of Azalea at Galesville Reservoir. There are 20 first come-first served full hookup campsites and several non-hookup tent sites. A reservable cabin is available through the park office (541-957-7001). Water sports and fishing are right on hand, with boat ramps available. Reservable pavilion available.

Day-Use Parks

In addition to our eight 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.

Coastal Visitor Center

Our Coastal Visitor Center, run by the Douglas County Museum, occupies the former Umpqua River U.S. Coast Guard Station. This historical building, loacted 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.

Picturesque Reservoirs

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.

Ben Irving Reservoir (541-679-4695) Year round day use only park located approximately 5 miles south of Tenmile via County Roads 141, 140 & 365. Boat ramp, fishing, water skiing and water fowl hunting (in season).

Galesville Reservoir (541-837-3302) The largest man-made reservoir in the county located 8 miles east of Azalea. The clear water provides a great habitat for bass and trout. Accessible restrooms and a reservable pavilion are also available. Twenty full hookup camp sites and a reservable cabin.

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.