Making parks better — upgrades on tap (2010)


Detroit Lake low-water boat ramp

Boaters at Detroit Lake’s Mongold day-use area already are using the recently completed low-water boat ramp.

As the snow clears and rain gives way to sun, rangers are busy adding new  features to parks statewide. Things like:

  • A walk-in camp (early summer) in the North Santiam State Recreation Area, now a day-use only park on the North Santiam River east of Salem;
  • A fishing pier (late spring) built to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards at Prineville Reservoir State Park in central Oregon;
  • A trailhead in Banks (mid summer) as a part of the final link in the Banks-Vernonia State Trail;
  • A playground (late spring) with equipment promoting youth fitness at Nehalem Bay State Park on the north coast,
  • A floating dock (late spring weather permitting) for boaters at Wallowa Lake.

Let’s face it, part of the park experience is the restrooms. New ones headed your way:

  • Restroom-shower (late spring) at Deschutes River State Recreation Area;
  • Restrooms (early summer weather permitting) at Catherine Creek State Park, Booth State Scenic Corridor and Koberg Beach State Recreation Site.

Watch for updates on these and other park additions and improvements in future Go Guides. Follow the links below to the park web pages and directions.

North Santiam State Recreation Area
Prineville Reservoir State Park
Banks-Vernonia State Trail
Nehalem Bay State Park
Wallowa Lake State Park
Deschutes River State Recreation Area
Catherine Creek State Park
Booth State Scenic Corridor
Koberg Beach State Recreation Site

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