Linn County

Linn County Parks:
3010 Ferry Street SW
Albany, OR 97321
541-797-1849 FAX

Hike, Climb, Ski, Camp, and Fish!

Linn County is in the center of the Willamette Valley, with the Willamette River as its Western boundary and the Crest of the Cascades as its Eastern boundary. In Linn County you are surrounded by lush farmland, clear lakes and rivers, and dense forest. The climate and soil conditions provide one of Oregon’s most diversified agriculture areas, allowing a wide variety of specialty crops and leading the nation in the production of common and perennial ryegrass.

Visitors may enjoy an almost limitless variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and most of these activities can be enjoyed at many of the surrounding Linn County Parks.

Park Highlights

Lewis Creek County Park This 40 acre park located on the Foster Reservoir is a haven for swimmers and picnickers on hot days. With its boarding floats, moorage, picnic areas and beach area; water skiers and boaters find Lewis Creek to be the ideal spot for a day out on the lake. You can reach the park by turning off of Hwy. 20 three miles east of Sweet Home onto Quartzville Rd. Go approximately a mile and turn left onto River Dr. which leads to the park. Lewis Creek is open from mid-May through September.

River Bend – Our Newest Park The campground now has 10 non-hook-up and 35 water and electric hook-up campsites. The day use shelter and playing field are also under construction at this time. The Northwest Youth Corps has developed the hiking trails. There are also shower and restroom facilities available. The park has a wonderful day use picnic area and a swimming and tubing area. This park is located approximately five miles east of the town of Sweet Home, off Highway 20, on the South Santiam River.

McDowell Creek County Park Visitors to the crystal clear waters of McDowell Creek will be rewarded with beautiful visits of Royal Terrace and Majestic Falls from the bridges and viewing decks along the trails of this lush green park. To find the park’s three miles of hiking trails, turn off Hwy. 20 onto Fairview Rd. approximately six miles east of Lebanon. Follow Fairview Rd. two miles to McDowell Creek Rd. which leads to the park. The park offers picnicking and fairly easy hiking.

Campgrounds & RV Parks

John Neal Memorial County Park
Whitcomb Creek County Park
Sunnyside County Park
Waterloo County Park
River Bend County Park

Day Use Parks

Roaring River County Park
McDowell Creek County Park
Lewis Creek County Park
McKercher County Park
McCartney County Boat Ramp
Peoria County Boat Ramp
Gedney Creek County Boat Ramp
Thistle Creek County Boat Ramp
Freeway Lakes
Buell Miller County Boat Ramp
Stayton Bridge County Boat Ramp
Lyons/Mehama County Boat Ramp
Larwood Wayside
Crawfordsville Covered Bridge