Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
Morgan Creek Park, Wanatee Park, and Wickiup Hill Learning Center outdoor areas have mostly reopened following the august derecho. However, some select trails and park sections may be closed for safety reasons and/or for ongoing debris removal. Please observe signage and gate closures where applicable. Several natural areas and trails may also have areas of debris, but are available for public use.
To preserve and protect natural and cultural resources and to improve community through access to parks, trails, open spaces and recreational and educational opportunities that are managed sustainably for the present and future.
Over 8,000 acres are managed by Linn County Conservation in the form of parks, trails, natural areas, and preserves for all to enjoy! Over 28 areas, 100+ miles of trail, over 300+ campsites, a nature center (Wickiup Hill Learning Center), and so much more!
Flying Squirrel Campground at Pinicon Ridge Park has a campground host opening (volunteer position) for 2021. Free camping is provided at a designated site between the months of April and October in exchange for light duties and customer service. (Position to be filled in February).