Klamath County Community Development -

Parks Division

Tom Crist, Parks Supervisor

 

Crystal Springs Park
Cy Bingham Park
Eagle Ridge Park

Fort Klamath Park Museum
Hagelstein Park
Henzel Park
Petric Park
Stevenson Park
Wocus Bay Boat Launch

 

Crystal Springs Park

Open Year Round

Oregon State Fish and Wildlife & County Co-op (1962)

Day Use Only

Crystal Springs Park is located on the Lost River, two miles east of Highway 39 on Crystal Springs Road.

Maintained under a joint agreement with the State Game Commission.

This park contains:

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Graveled parking area

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Picnic table

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Pit toilet

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Boat launch facilities

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Cy Bingham Park

Open March through November

No physical address (1966)

10 Campsites

This park is 1/4 mile west of the town of Crescent. The site was a gift of the Gilchrist Timber Company and contains 2 1/2 acres. It was dedicated in September 1967 and named in honor of a deputy Forest Ranger of the area.

The Gilchrist Garden Club planted shrubs and flowers and cares for them. Cooking stoves were purchased by the same club. A sprinkler system was installed by the County in 1971. City waster is used.

This parks contains:

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Pit toilets

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Picnic tables

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10 Camp sites

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Eagle Ridge Park

Open Year Round

17300 Eagle Ridge Road, Klamath Falls, OR (1964)

6 Campsites

This site contains 634.88 acres and is located off Highway 140 15 miles west of Klamath Falls.

This park was purchased from the State Game Commission. The Hoo Hoo Club assisted the County with the construciton of a road into the park and purchased picnic tables.

This park contains:

New CXT vault toilets

Boat Launch

Drinking water

Due to narrowness of road to tent campground, trailers not permitted beyond boat launch.

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Fort Klamath Park Museum

Open June to Labor Day (1966)

Day Use Only

This park and museum is located 36 miles north and west of the town of Klamath Falls on Highway 62.

A total of 8 acres, two of those acres was a gift of the William Zumbrun family. A log structure built to resemble the original guard house, houses an historical museum, containing artifacts from the original military fort and other relics of that period. The logs for the guard house were donated by the Lloyd Nicholson family. The graves of Captain Jack and his party are on the site and a new flag pole has been erected on the base of the original flag pole. The Museum was opened for trial run in September 1972.

A dedication ceremony officially opened the Museum in August 1973 and is now open from June to Labor Day with an attendant on duty during that period. Displays are continually increased and local citizens have donated family memorabilia to the collection.

This museum contains:

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Modern rest rooms

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Picnic tables

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Water fountain

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Graveled parking area at the park

There is also a gazebo and a large identification sign.

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Hagelstein Park

Open April through September

17301 Highway 97 N., Klamath Falls, OR (1961)

10 Campsites

This park is located 10 miles north of Klamath Falls on Highway 97. This is the first park to be developed in the County system and contains five acres; 3 1/2 acres donated by William Hagelstein and 1 1/2 acres purchased from the State Land Board.

This park was completed and dedicated in July, 1963. a brick building contains modern rest rooms.

This park contains:

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Drinking water

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Picnic tables

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10 trailer sites or tent sites

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Water access to Klamath Lake with launching at the ramp

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Henzel Park

Open April through September (1969)

Day Use Only

This park is located 25 miles northwest of Klamath Falls on Highway 427. It contains 5 acres and was acquired in a land exchange with Dick Henzel. The park was named in honor of Sam Henzel and dedicated June 18, 1972.

The parking area was paved in 1970 and curbing added in 1971. Trees were planted in 1971.

This park contains:

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Modern rest rooms

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Boat launch

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Drinking water

Petric Park

Open April through September (1969)

Day Use Only

This property was the gift of the Steve Petric family and is located 29 miles from Klamath Falls on Highway 427. It contains 2.2 acres.

It is a primitive facility, containing a boat launch and a new CXT toilet.

The dedication was held on August 19, 1971.

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Stevenson Park

Open Year Round (1963)

Day Use Only

This site was donated by George Stevenson in memory of his wife.

It is located 11 miles east of Klamath Falls on the Lost River on Highway 140.

The park contains 2 1.2 acres and has a picnic area. No boat launching is allowed but fishing from the banks is allowed.

The park contains vault toilets.

The park was dedicated in October 1970.

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Wocus Bay Boat Launch

Open Year Round

Day Use Only

123.83 Acres

This site is located at the foot of Doak Mountain on Highway 140, 13 miles west of Klamath Falls.

Development of the site was a joint venture with the State Game Commission. The launch was recontructed, widened and generally improved in 1979-1980.

Portable toilets are provided seasonally.