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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
.
 
 
 

NOTICES


NOTICE
 


PUBLIC FIRE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED
 
 

Due to heightened fire danger, the Coos Forest Protective Association is setting limitations on public activities in the forests. Effective Thursday, June 25th, CFPA will impose a Regulated Use Closure for the general public on all private, county, state and BLM lands in Coos, Curry, and western Douglas counties.

The following is a complete list of restrictions within the Regulated Use Closure:

  1. Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except within enclosed vehicles or at designated locations.
  2. Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated, managed campgrounds. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.
  3. Power saw use is prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. When permitted, each saw must have one axe or pulaski, one shovel and one operational fire extinguisher that is of at least 8 ounce capacity. Power saws must be equipped with a spark arrestor. In addition, a fire watch is required for at least one hour following the use of each saw.
  4. Motorized vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, are only permitted on improved roads free of grass and other flammable debris.
  5. Motor vehicles, other than all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, must be equipped with one gallon of water or one operational 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher, one axe or pulaski, and one shovel, except when traveling on state highways, county roads and maintained driveways.
  6. All-terrain vehicles and motorcycles must be equipped with one operational 2 ½ pound or larger fire extinguisher and an approved spark arrestor, except when traveling on state highways, county roads and maintained driveways.
  7. Use of fireworks is prohibited.
  8. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.
  9. Mowing of dry, cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.
  10. Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2) Operated in compliance with manufacturer’s instructions

Under Oregon law, the following are prohibited during fire season:

  1. Sky Lanterns
  2. Exploding Targets
  3. Tracer Ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base

To stay current on wildland restrictions for the public and industry, call CFPA’s closure information line at (541) 267-1789 or visit its web site at www.coosfpa.net.

CONTACT: JOHN FLANNIGAN

PHONE: (541) 267-3161

FAX: (541) 266-8452

E-MAIL: john.j.flannigan@oregon.gov

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