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Lincoln County Parks Department will open single use camping sites at Moonshine Park, Jack Morgan Park and Elk City Park.  All campsites will be on a first come basis.  We do not take reservations for these sites.

The shower facility and group sites will not be opening at Moonshine Park.  Expect a limited number of sites open at any campground, and no overflow camping will be permitted.

We will not be accepting reservations for Group Sites at Moonshine County Park. To receive an e-mail notification of the new date that we will be accepting Moonshine Group Area Reservation, please email parks@co.lincoln.or.us .

**Maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any person who is not a member of your immediate household**

Take Everyday Precautions:

  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contain at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  • Anyone who shows signs of fever, cough, and difficult breathing or if you suspect you may be sick with these symptoms: Stay Home.

Salmon River:
Knight Park ———- open day use, open boat ramp, open vault restrooms, open parking.
Lower Siletz River:
Drift Creek Wayside – open day use, no other amenities on site.
Ichwhit Park ——— open day use, open boat ramp, open vault restrooms.
Strome Park ———- open day use, open boat ramp, open vault restroom.
Jack Morgan Park — day use open, open boat ramp, keep vault restrooms closed.
Ojalla Park ————open parking, open boat slide, and river access.
Upper Siletz River: 
Twin Bridges Park —  open vault restroom, river access open.
Moonshine Park —– flush restroom and day use open.
Yaquina River:
Halfway Park ——— keep open, no other amenities on site.
Cannon Quarry Park – open day use, open boat ramp; open vault restroom.
Elk City Park ——— day use open, boat ramp open, flush restrooms open.
Highway 101 south of Newport:
Mike Miller Trail —- keep trail open, no other amenities on site.
Seal Rock Wayside — reopen parking and beach access. no other amenities on site.
Alsea River:
Don Lindly Park —– open day use and river access, no port-a-toilet, no other amenities.
Five Rivers Ramp —- open boat ramp and parking, no other amenities on site.

FREE CAMPING FOR VETERANS – ONE NIGHT FREE CAMPING AT ANY LINCOLN COUNTY CAMPGROUND
Contact Lincoln County Veterans Services at 1231 SE Bay Blvd in Newport OR ph:(541)265-0570

All individual campsites are first-come, first-served.  No reservations are available for individual campsites.  Visit the campground in person to determine availability or the Camp Host may be able to tell you if any campsites are currently available.

Located on the Central Oregon Coast, Lincoln County has scenic towns and beautiful forests surrounded by rivers and bordered by the Pacific Ocean.  Lincoln County maintains 13 parks, including campgrounds and waysides.

Most parks and campgrounds are located in the eastern, in-land areas of the County, with Waysides providing public access to the beach.  Parks range in size from small boat launch/picnic areas to overnight camping and day-use facilities.

Are you interested in volunteering as a Camp Host?  Give us a call, you may be eligible.

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