Marion County parks staff has announced that Bear Creek Park & Campground is now open for the season. The park's opening has been delayed due because temporary staff had not been hired for the 2018 season before May 1. Russ Dilley, parks coordinator, said "Bear Creek Park & Campground is one of our most popular parks in the North Fork Corridor and we're happy to be able to open it before Memorial Day Weekend." He added, "Parking fee stations are also open now, so visitors who park in any of the county parks in the North Fork Corridor or along the road on North Fork Road will be required to pay the $5 daily parking fee." Fee stations are located in Bear Creek, North Fork and Salmon Falls parks and along North Fork Road, and $30 annual parking passes are also available to purchase at Marion County Public Works.
Other Marion County parks along the North Fork of the Santiam River that have already opened for the season include North Fork and Salmon Falls parks.
Scotts Mills Park is still closed so the parking lot can be repaved, which must be done in warm, dry weather. The park will open for the season once this work is completed.
For more information, contact Russ Dilley, parks coordinator, at (503) 588-5036 or at email@example.com.