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


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 

STATE OF OREGON

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
 

 REGULATED CLOSURE PROCLAMATION

Number 02

Effective 08:00 a.m., PDT, July 29, 2015

By virtue of the authority vested in me under the provisions of ORS 477.535 to 477.550,  I hereby proclaim a Regulated Closure to be in effect in the following subject area:

All lands protected by the Coos Forest Protection District, and all forestland within one-eight mile thereof.

Under the Regulated Closure, except as to the owner’s legal right of entry upon their land, entry to all forestland is unlawful unless entrants comply with the following restrictions:

·         Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads.

·        Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, 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.
 
·       Chain saw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., in areas subject to Industrial Fire Precaution Levels I and II. Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher.
 
·       Chain saw use is prohibited in areas subject to t Industrial Fire Precaution Levels III and IV.
 
·       Use of motor vehicles, including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, is prohibited, except on improved roads.
 
·       All motor vehicles must be equipped with one gallon of water or one 2 1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher, one axe, and one shovel, except when traveling on state highways, county roads and driveways. All-terrain vehicles and motorcycles must be equipped with one 2/1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher, except when traveling on state highways and county roads.
 
·       Use of fireworks I prohibited.
 
·       Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 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.
 
·       Mowing of dried and 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.
 

·       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.

The State Forester or an authorized representative may, in writing, approve a modification or waiver of these requirements.

These restrictions shall remain in effect until replaced, suspended, or terminated by an additional proclamation of the State Forester or an authorized representative.

Maps of the subject area may be viewed at the State Forester’s Office, in Salem, Oregon, and at principal offices of the Forest Protection District.

Definitions of words and phrases used in this proclamation may be found in ORS 477.001, OAR 629-041-0005, and at:

http://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/closures/definitions.pdf

Tom Fields, Fire Prevention Coordinator

ODF Fire Protection Program
July 29, 2015

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