Curry County Parks & Recreation


Jonathan (Jay) J. Trost, Director
 
 

 94235 Moore Street, Suite 413 

Gold Beach, Oregon 97444

541-247-3386 Voice  / 541-247-5000 Fax

Office Hours M - F 8:00am to 12pm & 1pm to 5pm

 

The Curry County Park System consists of two facilities: Boice Cope Park, located adjacent to Floras Lake in Langlois, Oregon; and Lobster Creek Park, located in old growth forest 18 miles northeast of Gold Beach, Oregon.

Boice Cope Park consists of RV and tent camping and is a first come, first serve facility. Lobster Creek Park offers group camping by reservation, and offers overnight camping if the park is unreserved.

For more in depth information regarding each facility, please click on the links to the left.

 
 

MISSION STATEMENT
 
It is our mission to provide, protect and preserve the natural and scenic parks of Curry County,
and to ensure they are safe and clean for present and future generations
.
 
 
 
 
THANK YOU TO BUD GUINN FOR THE FLY OVER OF LOBSTER CREEK CAMP.

NOTICES

 

Coos Forest Protective Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2015

CONTACT: DOMINIQUE RAY FAX: (541) 266-8452
PHONE: (541) 267-3161 E-MAIL:
dominique.c.ray@oregon.gov



Recent Change in Weather Lowers Fire Levels:

Weather changes have brought cooler conditions to the Coos Forest Protective Association. Lands protected by CFPA within Regulated Use Areas CS-2, CS-5, SK-1 and SK-2 will lower to an Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 (IFPL 3). Changes are effective as of 12:00 noon today, Monday, August 3, 2015. 

The Regulated Use Closure will remain in place. Under this closure:

• Smoking is prohibited in wildland areas except in vehicles on improved roads.

• Open fires, including campfires, cooking fires, charcoal fires, and warming fires are prohibited, except at designated locations. Campfires will be allowed at hosted campsites on State Parks, BLM, County Parks and KOA Campgrounds. Any of these parks can deny any campfire use and all campgrounds must have a camp host. All other campfires are not allowed. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

• Non-industrial chainsaw use is currently prohibited.

• The use of motor vehicles is prohibited except on improved roads. In addition, each vehicle must have a shovel AND a gallon of water or a 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher. ATV’s and four wheelers must have a 2 ½ pound of larger fire extinguisher.

• The use of fireworks is prohibited

• Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited.

• Mowing of dried and cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

Under state law, the following is prohibited during a declared fire season:

• The use of exploding targets
• The use of tracer ammunition
• The use of sky lanterns

Hunters and recreationists will need to contact local landowners to see if entry onto their land is permitted. For further information on fire danger levels and closures, contact the CFPA 24-hour closure information line at (541) 267-1789 or access CFPA’s website at www.coosfpa.net.

 

Parks News

 Champion Redwoods Planted at Lobster Creek Park
 
On March 1, 2015, in conjunction with Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, members and residents of Curry County planted 12 genetic clones of the largest and oldest Redwood trees, also known as champion Redwoods, at Lobster Creek Camp. This effort is part of Curry County's commitment to sustainability strategies outlined in the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development Strategic Plan.
 
Curry County Parks is very excited to participate in the venture and are committed to the care of these trees so they reach their growth potential and assist in fulfilling our mission.
 
For more information regarding Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, please visit their website at www.ancienttreearchive.org.
 
For the Curry Coastal Pilot article reporting on the event, click on this link. New redwoods for Curry County